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Monsters back-and-forth ends in 6-5 overtime loss to Amerks

Monsters back-and-forth ends in 6-5 overtime loss to Amerks

Mar 19, 2022

The Cleveland Monsters fell to the Rochester Americans 6-5 in overtime on Saturday night at Blue Cross Arena. With the overtime loss, the Monsters are now 21-24-8-4 and are currently in seventh place in the AHL’s North Division standings.

 

Rochester’s Jack Quinn opened the scoring at 4:10 of the first period, but Tristan Mullin responded with a tally at 13:27 off a feed from Justin Scott tying the game 1-1 after 20 minutes. Roman Ahcan scored his first professional goal at 1:35 of the second period assisted by Trey Fix-Wolansky and Scott Harrington pushing Cleveland into the lead. Jake Gaudet added onto the lead with a shorthanded tally at 5:21 with helpers from Tyler Sikura and Jake Christiansen followed by a marker from Tyler Angle at 9:26 assisted by Thomas Schemitsch moving the score to 4-1. The Amerks tied the game with goals from Nick Boka at 12:36, Josh Teves at 13:09 and Arttu Ruotsalainen at 18:47 making the score 4-4 heading into the final intermission. Zach Jordan notched a marker at 6:15 of the third period with a helper from Gaudet, but Michael Mersch forced the game to overtime after a power-play tally at 10:07. Despite several scoring chances for the Monsters, Mark Jankowski grabbed the game winner at 4:44 of the extra frame bringing the final score to 6-5.

 

Cleveland’s Jean-Francois Berube made 18 saves in defeat while Rochester’s Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen made 34 saves for the victory.  

 

The Monsters continue the road trip visiting the Utica Comets on Monday, March 21, for a 7:00 p.m. puck drop at Adirondack Bank Center. Follow the game with full coverage on FOX Sports 1350 AM ‘The Gambler’, AHLTV and the Monsters Hockey Network.

 

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Scoring:

 

1st

2nd

3rd

OT

SO

Final

CLE

1

3

1

0

-

5

ROC

1

3

1

1

-

6

 

Shots/Special Teams:

 

Shots

PP

PK

PIM

CLE

39

0/1

3/4

10 min / 5 inf

ROC

24

1/4

1/1

4 min / 2 inf

Goaltenders:

 

Goaltender

Outcome

Saves

GA

Record

CLE

Berube

OT

18

6

4-10-5

ROC

Luukkonen

W

34

5

10-11-2

Cleveland Record: 21-24-8-4, 7th North Division

Rochester Record: 30-23-4-2, 6th North Division

 

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