Monsters Begin Weekend With 4-3 Shootout Win Over AmerksOct 18, 2019
The AHL’s Cleveland Monsters beat the Rochester Americans 4-3 in their first shootout of the season Friday night at Blue Cross Arena. With the win, the Monsters are now 3-2-0-0 and are currently tied for third place in the AHL’s North Division standings with six points.
Following a scoreless first period, Cleveland and Rochester combined for five goals in the middle frame. Stefan Matteau opened the scoring, but Amerks’ Dalton Smith responded 25 seconds later to tie the game. Kevin Stenlund gained the lead back for Cleveland, but Jean-Sebastien Dea and Scott Wilson scored for Rochester to take the 3-2 lead after 40 minutes.
Matteau scored his second goal of the night in the third period on the power play to tie the game 3-3 and forced overtime. Following a battle of the goalies in overtime, the game moved to a shootout in which Nathan Gerbe scored the lone goal to help secure the Monsters 4-3 win. Cleveland’s Matiss Kivlenieks had 28 saves to earn the win while Rochester’s Andrew Hammond stopped 16 shots in the shootout loss.
|CLE||20||1/5||6/6||19 min / 8 inf|
|ROC||31||0/6||4/5||27 min / 8 inf|
Cleveland Record: 3-2-0-0, T-3rd North Division
Rochester Record: 3-1-0-1, 2nd North Division
The Monsters continue their road trip tomorrow evening with a 4:00 p.m. faceoff against the Toronto Marlies. Follow the games with full coverage on ALT 99.1, AHLTV and the Monsters Hockey Network.
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