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Monsters back-and-forth with Checkers ends in 6-5 OT win

Monsters back-and-forth with Checkers ends in 6-5 overtime win

Feb 20, 2022

The Cleveland Monsters beat the Charlotte Checkers 6-5 in overtime on Sunday afternoon at Bojangles' Coliseum. With the win, the Monsters are now 15-21-5-3 and are currently in seventh place in the AHL’s North Division standings.

 

Justin Scott opened the scoring with a goal at 3:29 of the first period assisted by Cole Cassels before Charlotte’s Scott Wilson responded with a tally at 7:35. The Checkers’ Zac Dalpe notched a power-play marker at 12:54, but Trey Fix-Wolansky scored for the Monsters at 17:34 off a feed from Carson Meyer tying the game 2-2 after 20 minutes. Charlotte’s Jacob Friend scored at 1:34 of the middle frame, but Meyer responded with a power-play tally at 3:58 off feeds from Jake Christiansen and Tyler Angle bringing the score to 3-3 heading into the final intermission. The Checkers added two quick goals from Kole Lind at 4:49 on the man advantage and Cole Schwindt at 5:06 to take a 5-3 lead. The Monsters responded with a marker from Dillon Simpson at 11:33 off a helper from Scott as well as a tally from Scott Harrington at 13:14 assisted by Fix-Wolansky and Angle to tie the game forcing overtime. Thomas Schemitsch notched the game-winning goal with seven seconds left in the extra frame off a feed from Cassels securing the Monsters 6-5 victory.

 

Cleveland’s Cam Johnson made 31 saves for the victory while Charlotte’s Joey Daccord made 39 saves in defeat.  

 

The Monsters return home to host the Grand Rapids Griffins on Wednesday, February 23, for a 7:00 p.m. puck drop at the Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse. 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

2

1

2

1

-

6

CLT

2

1

2

0

-

5

 

Shots/Special Teams:

 

Shots

PP

PK

PIM

CLE

45

1/4

4/6

27 min / 12 inf

CLT

36

2/6

3/4

23 min / 10 inf

Goaltenders:

 

Goaltender

Outcome

Saves

GA

Record

CLE

Johnson

W

31

5

2-3-1

CLT

Daccord

OT

39

6

9-8-2

Cleveland Record: 15-21-5-3, 7th North Division

Charlotte Record: 26-18-3-0, 4th Atlantic Division

 

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