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Game Preview: Monsters at Stars 05/02

Game Preview: Monsters at Stars 05/02

May 2, 2021

In the sixth 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 Sunday with full coverage, live H-E-B Center at Cedar Park in Cedar Park, TX, underway at 6:00 pm on FOX Sports 1350 AM “The Gambler”, AHLTV and the Monsters Hockey Network.

 

MONSTERS PRE-SCOUT: Following a 5-2 road loss to the Texas Stars on Saturday, the Cleveland Monsters enter tonight’s game at 13-8-1-1 on the season. With a .609 points percentage, the Monsters currently rank second in the Central Division standings and 12th 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 (8-9-17).

 

STARS PRE-SCOUT: Following a 5-2 home win over the Cleveland Monsters on Saturday, the Texas Stars enter tonight’s game at 14-15-2-0 on the season. With a .484 points percentage, the Stars currently rank fifth in the Central Division standings and 18th league-wide. Texas is currently led in scoring by LW Adam Mascherin (15-16-31), C Riley Damiani (8-20-28), and RW Nick Baptiste (12-9-21).

 

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

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 11 GP, (4-5-2), 0 SO, 2.73 GAA, .904 S%
  LAST APP.  (18/22) in 2-5 L at TEX 5/1/21
  HEAD-TO-HEAD 5 GP, (2-2-1), 0 SO, 2.39 GAA, .907 S%
  ON THE ROAD 5 GP, (2-1-2), 0 SO, 2.17 GAA, .918 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

7 GP, (3-4-0), 0 SO, 2.75 GAA, .922 S%

  LAST APP.  (32/34) in 5-2 W vs CLE 5/1/21
  HEAD-TO-HEAD 2 GP, (2-0-0), 0 SO, 1.44 GAA, .959 S%
  AT HOME

3 GP, (2-1-0), 0 SO, 2.95 GAA, .947 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:

  • SIMPSON’S SUCCESS: Monsters D Dillon Simpson currently leads all AHL defensemen in goals (6, T1st) and shooting percentage (20.7%).
  • BRICK WALL BRAD: Cleveland G Brad Thiessen currently ranks in the AHL’s top-20 in goals-against average this season (2.73, 16th).
  • ROAD WOES: The Monsters are currently mired in a stretch of four road games without a win (0-3-0-1). That streak currently sits tied for the second-longest active streak of its kind in the AHL.
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