PORTLAND — Bud Holloway’s goal less than five minutes into the third period helped the Manchester Monarchs to a 2-1 win over the Portland Pirates  in Game 1 of an AHL Atlantic Division semifinal tonight at the Cumberland County Civic Center.

John Zeiler also scored a third-period goal for the Monarchs.

J.P. Lamoureux made 28 saves, and Derek Whitmore scored the lone goal for the Pirates. 

Jonathan Bernier made 22 saves for Manchester.

The best-of-seven series continues with Game 2 at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Cumberland County Civic Center.