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Monsters battle back for 3-2 overtime victory

Monsters battle back for 3-2 overtime victory over Penguins

Mar 9, 2022

The Cleveland Monsters beat the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins 3-2 in overtime on Wednesday night at Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza. With the win, the Monsters are now 20-22-6-4 and are currently in seventh place in the AHL’s North Division standings.

 

The Penguins recorded two goals in the opening frame from Kasper Bjorkqvist at 4:18 and Drew O’Connor on the man advantage at 16:50 sending the Monsters to the first intermission trailing 2-0. Cleveland’s special teams shined in the middle frame beginning with a power-play goal from Carson Meyer at 3:39 assisted by Jake Christiansen and Kevin Stenlund to get the Monsters on the board. Christiansen added a tally on the man advantage at 7:51 off feeds from Trey Fix-Wolansky and Meyer tying the game 2-2 after 40 minutes. After a scoreless third period, Dillon Simpson became the overtime hero with a marker at 2:26 off a helper from Cole Cassels securing Cleveland’s 3-2 comeback win.

 

Cleveland’s Jet Greaves made 32 saves for the victory while Wilkes-Barre’s Alex D’Orio made 24 saves in defeat.  

 

The Monsters continue the road trip to visit the Grand Rapids Griffins on Friday, March 11, for a 7:00 p.m. puck drop at Van Andel Arena. 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

0

2

0

1

-

3

WBS

2

0

0

0

-

2

 

Shots/Special Teams:

 

Shots

PP

PK

PIM

CLE

27

2/4

3/4

8 min / 4 inf

WBS

34

1/4

2/4

8 min / 4 inf

Goaltenders:

 

Goaltender

Outcome

Saves

GA

Record

CLE

Greaves

W

32

2

8-6-1

WBS

D’Orio

OT

24

3

7-9-4

Cleveland Record: 20-22-6-4, 7th North Division

Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Record: 23-23-4-4, 6th Atlantic Division

 

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