Game Preview: Monsters at Marlies 11/21Nov 21, 2021
In the second of six meetings between the two teams this season, the Cleveland Monsters, AHL affiliate of the NHL’s Columbus Blue Jackets, drop the puck vs. the Toronto Marlies, AHL affiliate of the NHL’s Toronto Maple Leafs, on Sunday with full coverage, live from Coca-Cola Coliseum in Toronto, ON, underway at 4:00 pm on FOX Sports 1350 AM “The Gambler”, AHLTV and the Monsters Hockey Network.
MONSTERS PRE-SCOUT: Following a 5-1 home win over the Syracuse Crunch on Friday, the Cleveland Monsters enter tonight’s game at 7-3-1-3 on the season. With a .643 points percentage, the Monsters currently rank third in the North Division standings and fifth in the Eastern Conference. Cleveland is currently led in scoring by LW Tyler Angle (1-11-12), D Jake Christiansen (3-8-11), and C Brendan Gaunce (6-4-10).
MARLIES PRE-SCOUT: Following a 3-2 home overtime win over the Lehigh Valley Phantoms on Saturday, the Toronto Marlies enter tonight’s game at 8-4-0-1 on the season. With a .654 points percentage, the Marlies currently rank second in the North Division standings and fourth in the Eastern Conference. Toronto is currently led in scoring by RW Josh Ho-Sang (8-4-12), C Brett Seney (7-4-11), and D Joseph Duszak (0-10-10).
REGULAR-SEASON SERIES: Sunday marks the second of six meetings between the Monsters and Marlies this season (0-0-0-1) and the second of three games between the two clubs at Coca-Cola Coliseum this year (0-0-0-1). The Monsters have an overall and road goal differential of -1 (2/3) vs. Toronto this season.
|35 Jean-Francois Berube||OVERALL||6 GP, (3-1-2), 1 SO, 2.09 GAA, .933 S%|
(21/25) in 0-4 L at ROC 11/13/21
|HEAD-TO-HEAD||1 GP, (0-0-1), 0 SO, 1.86 GAA, .950 S%|
|ON THE ROAD||4 GP, (2-1-1), 1 SO, 1.69 GAA, .947 S%|
|40 Daniil Tarasov||OVERALL||7 GP, (3-2-2), 0 SO, 2.96 GAA, .893 S%|
|LAST APP.||(23/24) in 5-1 W vs SYR 11/19/21|
|ON THE ROAD||3 GP, (1-0-2), 0 SO, 2.89 GAA, .913 S%|
|30 Michael Hutchinson||OVERALL||4 GP, (2-1-1), 0 SO, 2.63 GAA, .916 S%|
|LAST APP.||(24/26) in 3-2 OTW vs LHV 11/20/21|
|AT HOME||2 GP, (1-0-1), 0 SO, 3.46 GAA, .889 S%|
|45 Keith Petruzzelli||OVERALL||--|
|50 Erik Kallgren||OVERALL||8 GP, (4-2-0), 0 SO, 2.49 GAA, .924 S%|
|LAST APP.||(13/14) in first 25:28 of 5-6 SOL vs LAV 11/17/21|
|AT HOME||4 GP, (1-2-0), 0 SO, 4.18 GAA, .879 S%|
KEYS TO SUCCESS:
- GAUNCE THE GREAT: Monsters C Brendan Gaunce leads the team in goals (6) and is scoring at a better than point per game pace in his last four appearances (3-2-5).
- GOING STREAKING: Cleveland D Thomas Schemitsch and LW Tyler Angle are both riding two-game point streaks (1-1-2 apiece).
- MARLIE MASHER: Cleveland C Josh Dunne is scoring at a better than point per game pace vs. Toronto this season (1 GP, 1-1-2).