Monsters Mount Comeback in 5-3 Victory Over GriffinsNov 6, 2019
The AHL’s Cleveland Monsters defeated the Grand Rapids Griffins 5-3 on Wednesday afternoon at Van Andel Arena. With the win, Cleveland’s fifth consecutive victory, the Monsters are now 8-3-0-1 and are currently tied for first place in the AHL’s North Division standings with 17 points.
Grand Rapids got the game started with a goal from Chase Pearson before Chris Terry added a man-advantage tally, but Cleveland responded with two shorthanded markers from Eric Robinson and Stefan Matteau to tie the game. Brian Lashoff’s third period goal gave the Griffins a temporary lead, but Adam Clendening’s marker brought it back to an even scoreboard. Zac Dalpe converted on Cleveland’s third shorthanded opportunity to take control of the game followed by Matteau adding an emtpy-net insurance tally to secure the 5-3 win. Matiss Kivlenieks stopped 23 shots to help provide Cleveland the win while Grand Rapids’ Calvin Pickard made 20 stops in the loss.
|CLE||25||0/3||6/7||20 min / 7 inf|
|GR||26||1/7||3/3||13 min / 5 inf|
Cleveland Record: 8-3-0-1, T-1st North Division
Grand Rapids Record: 5-5-1-1, 5th Central Division
The Monsters return home to host the Laval Rocket on Friday with a 7:00 p.m. puck drop at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse. Follow the games with full coverage on ALT 99.1, AHLTV and the Monsters Hockey Network.
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