Rookie Hersley leads Monarchs to preseason win

Patrik Hersley’s second straight two-goal night included the winning goal with 3:49 left in regulation, lifting Manchester to a 5-2 win over Portland in Berlin, N.H.

Hersley, 21, was a 2005 draft choice by the Los Angeles Kings.

Gabe Gauthier had a goal and two assists and Jeff Likens recorded three assists for the Monarchs. Jeff Giuliano and Marc-Andre Cliche also scored.

Jonathan Quick (11 saves, 1 GA) and Daniel Taylor (15 saves, 1 GA) split the goaltending chores for Manchester.

Stephen Dixon and Matt Keith had the goals for the Pirates. J.P. Levasseur stopped 22 of 23 shots over the first two periods before Dominic Vicari allowed three goals on 11 shots in the third.

Mitch Fritz and Dave Liffiton scored and Matt Zaba made 24 saves as Hartford blanked Bridgeport, 2-0, in Cromwell, Conn., on Sunday.

Fritz opened the scoring 6:36 into the first period off assists from Mark Lee and Bruce Graham. Liffiton doubled the lead in the final second of the second period on a wraparound from behind the net.

Michael Mole started the game in goal for the Sound Tigers and stopped 23 of 24 shots. Maxime Ouellet made 12 saves over the second half.

Jay Rosehill scored with 2:51 left in regulation and Radek Smolenak won it in the fifth round of the shootout as Norfolk edged Philadelphia, 3-2.

Rob Klinkhammer had a goal and an assist for the Admirals and Ryan Munce stopped 28 of 29 shots in relief of Karri Ramo (10 saves, 1 GA).

Jared Ross and Darroll Powe scored for the Phantoms, and Brian Boucher made 25 saves.

Wilkes-Barre/Scranton scored five unanswered goals and knocked off Hershey, 5-1, in both teams’ final tuneup for the 2007-08 season.

Opening night is Wednesday, when the Bears visit the Penguins in Wilkes-Barre.

Joe Jensen, Mark Letestu, Mark Ardelan, Tyler Kennedy and Ned Havern had the goals for the Penguins. Ardelan added two assists for a three-point night, and Alex Goligoski added three assists.

Andrew Gordon scored Hershey’s only goal 12:16 into the first period.

Ty Conklin made 21 saves for the Pens. Frederic Cassivi stopped 23 shots for the Bears.

Geoff Platt’s goal with seven minutes remaining in the second period stood up as the difference as Syracuse got past Rochester, 4-3, in Oswego, N.Y.

Chanse Fitzpatrick, Jeffrey Szwez and Andrew Murray also scored for the Crunch, and Tomas Popperle made 37 saves for the victory.

Martin Lojek, Mike Card and Drew Larman scored for the Amerks, who lost despite a 40-18 edge in shots on goal.