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2012 AHL standings: Monarchs, Admirals tied for second in Eastern Conference

The Anaheim Ducks affiliate, Norfolk Admirals, and the Los Angeles Kings affiliate, Manchester Monarchs are currently tied for second place in the Eastern Conference.

Sure do miss these guys
Sure do miss these guys
Stephen Dunn

After the weekend, Los Angeles Kings affiliate, the Manchester Monarchs, and Anaheim Ducks affiliate, the Norfolk Admirals, are currently tied in points in the Western Conference at 10 each. Both teams are their respective division's leaders, automatically earning them one of the top three spots in the Eastern Conference.

The Monarchs currently sit at the top of the Atlantic Division with a record of 5 wins, 1 loss, no overtime losses and no shootout losses. The team is on a 3 game winning streak after taking their weekend games against Worcester (San Jose) and Binghamton (Ottawa). Goaltender Martin Jones leads the AHL in wins with a 5-1 record and is eighth in the league in goals against with 1.84 GAA. David Kolomatis is second in the league in power play goals with 3 in 5 games played

In the East Division, the Norfolk Admirals have the same 5-1-0-0 record as the Monarchs after a 1-1 weekend against the St. John's IceCaps. Forward Kyle Palmieri is 7th in the league in power play assists with 4 in 6 games. Norfolk captain, defenseman Nate Guenin is first overall in the AHL in plus/minus at plus-10

If the wild weather on the east coast dies down by the weekend, both teams will be in action. The Monarchs next two games are against the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins (Pittsburgh) on Friday, Nov. 2 in WB/S and the Worcester Sharks on Sunday, Nov. 4th in Manchester. Norfolk stays in the comfy confines all weekend when Binghamton Senators (Ottawa) come to town on Friday and Saturday.

Complete AHL Standings, as of Monday, Oct. 29:

Rank Eastern Conference Points Rank Western Conference Points
1. Springfield Falcons 11 1. Charlotte Checkers 13
2. Manchester Monarchs 10 2. Rochester Americans 11
3. Norfolk Admirals 10 3. Chicago Wolves 11
4. Syracuse Crunch 10 4. Abbotsford Heat 10
5. Bridgeport Sound Tigers 8 5. Lake Erie Monsters 10
6. St. John's IceCaps 8 6. Houston Aeros 9
7. Portland Pirates 7 7. Rockford IceHogs 9
8. Connecticut Whale 7 8. Oklahoma City Barons 8
9. Hershey Bears 7 9. Toronto Marlies 7
10. Binghamton Senators 7 10. Hamilton Bulldogs 7
11. Adirondack Phantoms 6 11. Texas Stars 6
12. Worcester Sharks 5 12. Grand Rapids Griffins 6
13. Albany Devils 4 13. San Antonio Rampage 5
14. Providence Bruins 4 14. Peoria Rivermen 5
15. Wilkes-Barre-Scranton Penguins 4 15. Milwaukee Admirals 4