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Cleveland stumbles in 2-1 loss to Grand Rapids

Cleveland stumbles in 2-1 loss to Grand Rapids

Apr 21, 2021

The Cleveland Monsters fell to the Grand Rapids Griffins 2-1 on Wednesday night at Van Andel Arena. With the loss, the Monsters are now 11-7-1-0 and are currently in third place in the AHL’s Central Division standings.

 

Following a scoreless first period, Wyatt Newpower broke the ice with a power-play goal at 12:58 of the middle frame off feeds from Dillon Simpson and Tyler Angle giving the Monsters a 1-0 lead after 40 minutes. The Griffins scored the only goals in the final period from Givani Smith at 5:30 and Troy Loggins at 7:05 to capture the lead moving the final score to 2-1.

 

Cleveland’s Matiss Kivlenieks made 28 saves in defeat while Grand Rapids’ Kaden Fulcher stopped 27 shots for the victory.

 

The Monsters head home to face the Chicago Wolves on Friday, April 23, with a 7:00 p.m. puck drop at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse.  Follow the games with full coverage on FOX Sports 1350AM ‘The Gambler’, AHLTV and the Monsters Hockey Network.

 

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Scoring:

 

1st

2nd

3rd

OT

SO

Final

CLE

0

1

0

-

-

1

GR

0

0

2

-

-

2

 

Shots/Special Teams:

 

Shots

PP

PK

PIM

CLE

28

1/2

3/3

6 min / 3 inf

GR

30

0/3

1/2

4 min / 2 inf

 

Goaltenders:

 

Goaltender

Outcome

Saves

GA

Record

CLE

Kivlenieks

L

28

2

5-1-0

GR

Fulcher

W

27

1

1-0-1

Cleveland Record: 11-7-1-0, 3rd Central Division

Grand Rapids Record: 11-6-3-0, 2nd Central Division

 

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