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Game Preview: Monsters at Stars 05/01

Game Preview: Monsters at Stars 05/01

May 1, 2021

In the fifth 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 Texas Stars, AHL affiliate of the NHL’s Dallas Stars, on Saturday with full coverage, live H-E-B Center at Cedar Park in Cedar Park, TX, underway at 8:00 pm on FOX Sports 1350 AM “The Gambler”, AHLTV and the Monsters Hockey Network.

 

MONSTERS PRE-SCOUT: Following a 2-1 road shootout loss to the Texas Stars on Thursday, the Cleveland Monsters enter tonight’s game at 13-7-1-1 on the season. With a .636 points percentage, the Monsters currently rank second in the Central Division standings and eighth league-wide. Cleveland is currently led in scoring by C Tyler Sikura (11-8-19), C Tyler Angle (10-8-18), and RW Carson Meyer (7-9-16).

 

STARS PRE-SCOUT: Following a 2-1 home shootout win over the Cleveland Monsters on Thursday, the Texas Stars enter tonight’s game at 13-15-2-0 on the season. With a .467 points percentage, the Stars currently rank fifth in the Central Division standings and 20th league-wide. Texas is currently led in scoring by LW Adam Mascherin (15-14-29), C Riley Damiani (7-20-27), and RW Nick Baptiste (11-9-20).

 

REGULAR-SEASON SERIES: Sunday marks the fifth of six meetings between the Monsters and Stars this season (2-1-0-1) and the second of three games between the two clubs at H-E-B Center at Cedar Park this year (0-0-0-1).

MONSTERS GOALTENDERS:

33 Justin Kapelmaster OVERALL (ECHL) 16 GP, (7-7-1), 2 SO, 2.75 GAA, .914 S%
  LAST APP.  --
  HEAD-TO-HEAD --
  ON THE ROAD --
39 Brad Thiessen  OVERALL 10 GP, (4-4-2), 0 SO, 2.60 GAA, .911 S%
  LAST APP.  (25/26) in 1-2 SOL at TEX 4/29/21
  HEAD-TO-HEAD 4 GP, (2-1-1), 0 SO, 1.97 GAA, .925 S%
  ON THE ROAD 4 GP, (2-0-2), 0 SO, 1.71 GAA, .938 S%

STARS GOALTENDERS:

1 Thomas Scholl OVERALL 12 GP, (4-5-1), 0 SO, 2.93 GAA, .907 S%
  LAST APP.  (40/45) in 2-5 L vs IA 4/3/21)
  HEAD-TO-HEAD 2 GP, (0-2-0), 0 SO, 3.07 GAA, .913 S%
  AT HOME 7 GP, (2-2-1), 0 SO, 3.20 GAA, .890 S%
31 Adam Scheel OVERALL 6 GP, (2-4-0), 0 SO, 2.88 GAA, .918 S%
  LAST APP.  (39/40) in 2-1 SOW vs CLE 4/29/21
  HEAD-TO-HEAD 1 GP, (1-0-0), 0 SO, 0.93 GAA, .975 S%
  AT HOME 2 GP, (1-1-0), 0 SO, 1.97 GAA, .949 S%
32 Colton Point  OVERALL 13 GP, (6-5-1), 0 SO, 3.36 GAA, .889 S%
  LAST APP. (18/21) in 2-4 L at SJ 4/17/21
  HEAD-TO-HEAD 1 GP, (1-0-0), 0 SO, 3.00 GAA, .914 S%
  AT HOME 5 GP, (1-3-1), 0 SO, 4.17 GAA, .852 S%

KEYS TO SUCCESS:

  • TERRIFIC TYLER: Monsters C Tyler Angle is riding a six-game point streak (5-4-9) and ranks among the AHL’s rookie leaders in shooting percentage (27.8%, 2nd), game-winning goals (3, T2nd), goals (10, T5th), and points (18, T11th).
  • SIZZLING SPECIALTY TEAMS: Cleveland currently ranks second league-wide in overall power-play percentage (28.8%), leads the AHL in road power-play percentage (33.3%), and ranks tied for second league-wide in shorthanded goals (6).
  • SIMPSON’S SUCCESS: Monsters D Dillon Simpson currently leads all AHL defensemen in goals (6, T1st) and shooting percentage (22.2%).
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