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Game #2 at Lowell
Beast of New Haven (0-1-0) at Lowell (1-0-0)

Last Game:
Lowell 5 Portland 4
Hartford 6 New Haven 3

The Beast of New Haven (Carolina/Florida) travel to Lowell to play the
Lock Monsters at 7:30 on Saturday night.

The Beast of New Haven lost on opening night to division rival Hartford (New York Rangers). The Beast got goals from Marik Malik, Scott Levins and Craig Ferguson. Chris Allen and Ryan Johnson each had 2 assists. Mike Fountain was the losing goaltender, he made 30 saves in the loss.

The Lock Monsters made a successful debut on Friday night winning their franchise debut behind 34 saves from Marcel Cousineau. The complete recap can be found at

The game marked the successful return to the AHL for Lowell coach Frank Anzalone. The Lock Monsters played a solid defensive, hard working brand of hockey and looked quite impressive for most of the night.

Mark Lawerence will go down in the books as scoring the first goal in team history, scoring at 7:49 of the 1st with assists from Dean Malkoc and Mike Gaul. Lawerence also got the first minor penalty after being whistled off for holding by referee Brad Watson.

The Monsters got goals from Lawerence (2), Vladimir Orzsagh, Dane Jackson and Sean Haggerty. Haggerty had the first power-play goal.

The starting line-up for the Lock Monsters was:
G- Marcel Cousineau
D- John Namenstikov
D- Dean Malkoc
C- Craig Charron
R- Buddy Wallace
L- Mike Kennedy

Roster Changes:
Look for F Nic Beaudoin and D/LW Mark Mader to possibly be
re-assigned. They appear on the opening night roster but did not play
and were not scratched.

New Haven Roster/Statistics