Monsters Stalled in Syracuse, 4-2Nov 16, 2019
The AHL’s Cleveland Monsters were defeated by the Syracuse Crunch on Saturday at Onondaga County War Memorial Arena by a final score of 4-2. With the loss, the Monsters are now 8-7-1-1 and with 18 points, currently occupy sixth place in the AHL’s North Division standings.
Cleveland’s Andrew Peeke made it 1-0 Monsters in the first period before Syracuse’s Danick Martel leveled the score. The Monsters regained the lead at 2-1 late in the opening stanza following an Adam Clendening tally but in the second, Crunch forward Dennis Yan tied the game at two and Luke Witkowski gave Syracuse a 3-2 lead after 40 minutes of play. The third period’s lone score, a Cory Conacher empty-netter, sealed a 4-2 Crunch win. Veini Vehvilainen fell to 3-5-0 in net for Cleveland this season despite a 22-save performance while Syracuse’s Scott Wedgewood made 22 saves of his own to improve to 4-2-1 this year.
|CLE||24||0/3||4/4||12 min / 6 inf|
|SYR||26||0/4||3/3||10 min / 5 inf|
Cleveland Record: 8-7-1-1, 6th North Division
Syracuse Record: 8-6-2-0, 5th North Division
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