Game Preview: Monsters vs Senators 11/05Nov 5, 2021
In the third of four meetings between the two teams this season, the Cleveland Monsters, AHL affiliate of the NHL’s Columbus Blue Jackets, drop the puck vs. the Belleville Senators, AHL affiliate of the NHL’s Ottawa Senators, on Friday with full coverage, live from Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse, underway at 7:00 pm on FOX Sports 1350 AM “The Gambler”, AHLTV and the Monsters Hockey Network.
MONSTERS PRE-SCOUT: Following a 3-4 road overtime loss to the Hershey Bears on Sunday, the Cleveland Monsters enter tonight’s game at 4-1-1-2 on the season. With a .688 points percentage, the Monsters currently rank third in the North Division standings and seventh in the Eastern Conference. Cleveland is currently led in scoring by LW Tyler Angle (0-8-8), D Jake Christiansen (3-4-7), and C Liam Foudy (3-2-5).
SENATORS PRE-SCOUT: Following a 3-4 road loss to the Rochester Americans on Wednesday, the Belleville Senators enter tonight’s game at 2-6-0-0 on the season. With a .250 points percentage, the Senators currently rank seventh in the North Division standings and 14th in the Eastern Conference. Belleville is currently led in scoring by LW Jake Lucchini (5-3-8), RW Egor Sokolov (2-4-6), and RW Pontus Aberg (1-4-5).
REGULAR-SEASON SERIES: Friday marks the third of four meetings between the Monsters and Senators this season (2-0-0-0) and the first of two games between the two clubs at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse this year. Cleveland currently boasts a +5 goal differential (6/1) overall vs. Belleville this year.
|35 Jean-Francois Berube||OVERALL||4 GP, (3-0-1), 1 SO, 1.68 GAA, .949 S%|
|LAST APP.||(34/35) in 2-1 SOW at HER 10/30/21|
|HEAD-TO-HEAD||1 GP, (1-0-0), 1 SO, 0.00 GAA, 1.000 S%|
|AT HOME||1 GP, (1-0-0), 0 SO, 3.97 GAA, .871 S%|
|40 Daniil Tarasov||OVERALL||3 GP, (0-2-1), 0 SO, 3.57 GAA, .887 S%|
|LAST APP.||(34/38) IN 3-4 OTL at HER 10/31/21|
|AT HOME||1 GP, (0-1-0), 0 SO, 5.23 GAA, .762 S%|
|31 Kevin Mandolese||OVERALL||5 GP, (1-3-0), 0 SO, 3.68 GAA, .884 S%|
|LAST APP.||(33/38) in 2-5 L at TOR 10/30/21|
|HEAD-TO-HEAD||1 GP, (0-1-0), 0 SO, 2.04 GAA .923 S%|
|ON THE ROAD||2 GP, (0-1-0), 0 SO, 4.19 GAA, .864 S%|
|40 Mads Sogaard||OVERALL||3 GP, (1-2-0), 0 SO, 4.32 GAA, .836 S%|
|LAST APP.||(20/24) in 3-4 L at ROC 11/3/21|
|ON THE ROAD||2 GP, (0-2-0), 0 SO, 5.81 GAA, .780 S%|
KEYS TO SUCCESS:
- STILL STREAKING: Cleveland is currently in the midst of a seven-game point streak (4-0-1-2), tied for the second-longest streak of its kind league-wide this season.
- DYNAMIC DEFENSEMAN: Monsters D Jake Christiansen currently ranks among the AHL’s defensive leaders in goals (3, T1st), points (7, T2nd), and shots on goal (21, 2nd) and is scoring at a point per game pace in two appearances vs. Belleville this season (1-1-2).
- TERRIFIC TYLER: Cleveland LW Tyler Angle currently ranks tied for third league-wide and tied for the AHL’s rookie lead in assists (8), and ranks among the league’s top first-year skaters in points (8, T3rd) and shots on goal (23, T2nd). Angle is also scoring at a better than point per game pace in two appearances vs. the Senators this season (0-3-3).