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Monsters beat Phantoms with quick 2-1 overtime win

Monsters beat Phantoms with quick 2-1 overtime win

Feb 25, 2022

The Cleveland Monsters defeated the Lehigh Valley Phantoms 2-1 in overtime on Friday night at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse. With the win, the Monsters are now 16-21-6-3 and are currently in seventh place in the AHL’s North Division standings.

 

Following a scoreless first period, Justin Scott notched a tally at 5:28 of the middle frame with helpers from Robbie Payne and Cole Cassels before Lehigh Valley’s Charlie Gerad tied the game at 18:55. Both goaltenders stood tall in the final frame forcing overtime where Trey Fix-Wolansky grabbed the game-winning marker 17 seconds in off feeds from Thomas Schemitsch and Scott securing the 2-1 win for the Monsters.  

 

Cleveland’s Cam Johnson made 18 saves for the victory while Lehigh Valley’s Kirill Ustimenko made 18 saves in defeat.  

 

The Monsters host a rematch against the Lehigh Valley Phantoms on Saturday, February 26, for a 1:00 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

0

1

0

1

-

2

LHV

0

1

0

0

-

1

 

Shots/Special Teams:

 

Shots

PP

PK

PIM

CLE

20

0/4

3/3

6 min / 3 inf

LHV

19

0/3

4/4

8 min / 4 inf

Goaltenders:

 

Goaltender

Outcome

Saves

GA

Record

CLE

Johnson

W

18

1

3-3-2

LHV

Ustimenko

OT

18

2

1-3-2

Cleveland Record: 16-21-6-3, 7th North Division

Lehigh Valley Record: 18-19-7-3, 7th Atlantic Division

 

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