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AHL standings 2012: Manchester tied for second, Norfolk in fourth

Los Angeles Kings and Anaheim Ducks affiliates are off to good starts in the AHL.

Jeff Gross

The Manchester Monarchs are are off to a 3-1 start to open the 2012-13 AHL season which ties them with Bridgeport for second place with six points in the Eastern Conference standings.

Both Manchester and Bridgeport trail first-place Syracuse by three points. Syracuse has recorded nine points through five games and has yet to lose in regulation this season.

The Monarchs are the AHL affiliate of the 2012 Stanley Cup champion Los Angeles Kings.

The Anaheim Ducks AHL affiliate, Norfolk Admirals, rank just behind Manchester in fourth place.

Admirals forward Kyle Palmieri leads the team in scoring with two goals and four assists through four games this season. Palmieri was drafted by the Ducks 26th overall in the first round of the 2009 NHL Draft. Palmieri also played in 18 games for the Ducks last season and had seven points during that time.

David Kolomatis, Tyler Toffoli and Brandon Kozun were selected by the Kings in the late rounds of the 2009 and 2010 NHL Drafts and lead the Monarchs with four points each so far this season.