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Monsters battle to the end in 5-4 loss to Americans

Monsters battle to the end in 5-4 loss to Americans

Mar 18, 2022

The Cleveland Monsters fell to the Rochester Americans 5-4 on Friday night at Blue Cross Arena. With the loss, the Monsters are now 21-24-7-4 and are currently in seventh place in the AHL’s North Division standings.

 

Jake Christiansen extended his point streak to seven games after a power-play goal at 16:36 of the opening period off feeds from Justin Scott and Kevin Stenlund putting the Monsters ahead 1-0 after 20 minutes. Rochester started the middle frame with two goals eight seconds apart from Jack Quinn at 4:20 and Michael Mersch at 4:28. Carson Meyer tied the game with an unassisted tally at 5:07, but Arttu Ruotsalainen’s marker at 7:00 gave the lead back to Rochester. Meyer added his second goal of the night at 13:34 with assists from Christiansen and Tyler Sikura, but the Amerks responded with a tally from JJ Peterka at 19:20 sending the Monsters to the final intermission trailing 4-3. Rochester’s Peterka scored his second marker of the night at 3:08 of the final frame before Tim Berni responded for Cleveland at 11:53 with helpers from Scott and Tristan Mullin bringing the game within one goal. Despite a strong offensive push, the Monsters fell by a final score of 5-4.

 

Cleveland’s Jet Greaves made 17 saves in defeat while Rochester’s Aaron Dell made 31 saves for the victory.  

 

The Monsters have a rematch with the Rochester Americans on Saturday, March 19, for a 6:05 p.m. puck drop at Blue Cross 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

1

2

1

-

-

4

ROC

0

4

1

-

-

5

 

Shots/Special Teams:

 

Shots

PP

PK

PIM

CLE

35

1/3

1/2

4 min / 2 inf

ROC

22

1/2

2/3

6 min / 3 inf

Goaltenders:

 

Goaltender

Outcome

Saves

GA

Record

CLE

Greaves

L

17

5

9-7-2

ROC

Dell

W

31

4

10-4-1

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

Rochester Record: 29-23-4-2, 6th Central Division

 

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