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Game Preview: Monsters vs. Stars 3/28

Game Preview: Monsters vs Stars 3/28

Mar 28, 2021

In the third 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 from Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse, underway at 4:00 pm on FOX Sports 1350 AM “The Gambler”, AHLTV and the Monsters Hockey Network.

 

MONSTERS PRE-SCOUT: Following a 4-3 home loss to the Texas Stars on Saturday, the Cleveland Monsters enter today’s game at 5-5-1-0 on the season. With 11 points, the Monsters currently rank fourth in the Central Division standings and 18th league-wide. Cleveland is currently led in scoring by RW Trey Fix-Wolansky (4-5-9), C Tyler Angle (4-3-7), and RW Carson Meyer (3-4-7).

 

STARS PRE-SCOUT: Following a 4-3 road win over the Cleveland Monsters on Saturday, the Texas Stars enter tonight’s game at 9-5-2-0 on the season. With 20 points, the Stars currently rank third in the Central Division standings and 10th league-wide. Texas is currently led in scoring by LW Adam Mascherin (9-10-19), C Riley Damiani (6-12-18), and RW Nick Baptiste (7-7-14).

 

REGULAR-SEASON SERIES: Saturday marks the third of six meetings between the Monsters and Stars this season (1-1-0-0) and the third of three games between the two clubs at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse this year (1-1-0-0).

MONSTERS GOALTENDERS:

35 Hayden Stewart  OVERALL 12 GP, (4-6-2), 0 SO, 3.19 GAA, .906 S%
  LAST APP. 

(33/34) in 56:23 of relief in BHM 3-2 W at HSV 3/14/21

  HEAD-TO-HEAD

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  AT HOME --
39 Brad Thiessen  OVERALL 7 GP, (2-4-1), 0 SO, 3.17 GAA, .898 S%
  LAST APP.  (19/23) in 3-4 L vs TEX 3/27/21
  HEAD-TO-HEAD 2 GP, (1-1-0), 0 SO, 2.53 GAA, .909 S%
  AT HOME 5 GP, (1-4-0), 0 SO, 3.47 GAA, .889 S%
80 Matiss Kivlenieks OVERALL 3 GP, (3-0-0), 0 SO, 2.27 GAA, .938 S%
  LAST APP. 

(42/43) in 3-1 W at CHI 3/6/21

  HEAD-TO-HEAD --
  ON THE ROAD 1 GP, (1-0-0), 0 SO, 3.00 GAA, .900 S%

STARS GOALTENDERS:

1 Tomas Sholl OVERALL

8 GP, (4-2-1), 0 SO, 2.70 GAA, .912 S%

  LAST APP.      (32/34) in 1-3 L at CLE 3/25/21
  HEAD-TO-HEAD 1 GP, (0-1-0), 0 SO, 2.06 GAA, .941 S%
  ON THE ROAD 4 GP, (2-2-0), 0 SO, 2.28 GAA, .932 S%
30 Matt Jurusik OVERALL

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  LAST APP.  --
  HEAD-TO-HEAD

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  ON THE ROAD

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32 Colton Point OVERALL 7 GP, (4-2-1), 0 SO, 3.41 GAA, .894 S%
  LAST APP. 

(32/35) in 4-3 W at CLE 3/27/21

  HEAD-TO-HEAD

 1 GP, (1-0-0), 0 SO, 3.00 GAA, .914 S%

  ON THE ROAD

4 GP, (4-0-0), 0 SO, 2.74 GAA, .919 S%

KEYS TO SUCCESS:

  • SHUFFLING THE DECK: The Monsters lost C Liam Foudy on Sunday to a reassignment of the forward by the NHL’s Columbus Blue Jackets from Cleveland to Columbus’ Taxi Squad, but the Monsters added former University of Vermont Catamount LW Tristan Mullin on an amateur tryout (ATO) contract.
  • COLUMBUS KID: Monsters RW Carson Meyer is currently in the midst of a two-game point streak (1-1-2).
  • DRAWING FIRST BLOOD: Cleveland has remarkably scored the first goal in ten of the team’s 11 games this season, posting a 5-5-0-0 mark in those contests.

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