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Monsters come up short in 3-1 loss to Griffins

Monsters come up short in 3-1 loss to Griffins

Feb 13, 2021

The Cleveland Monsters fell to the Grand Rapids Griffins 3-1 on Saturday evening at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse. With the loss, the Monsters are now 0-2-0-0 and are currently tied for fifth place in the AHL’s Central Division standings.

 

Following a scoreless first period, Trey Fix-Wolansky capitalized on a power-play opportunity at 11:28 of the middle frame with assists from Zac Dalpe and Nathan Gerbe. Evegeny Svechnikov responded for the Griffins with a man-advantage tally at 15:08 sending both teams to the final intermission locked up 1-1. Grand Rapids secured the win in the third period after Riley Barber’s goal at 1:53 and Dominic Turgeon’s empty-net tally at 18:11 bringing the final score to 3-1.

 

Cleveland’s Brad Thiessen made 28 saves in defeat while Grand Rapids’ Pat Nagle stopped 26 shots in victory.

 

The Monsters travel to rematch the Grand Rapids Griffins Saturday, February 20th, for a 4:00 p.m. puck drop at Van Andel Arena. Follow the games with full coverage on FOX Sports 1350AM ‘The Gambler’, AHLTV and the Monsters Hockey Network.

 

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Scoring:

 

1st

2nd

3rd

OT

SO

Final

CLE

0

1

0

-

-

1

GR

0

1

2

-

-

3

 

Shots/Special Teams:

 

Shots

PP

PK

PIM

CLE

27

1/1

2/3

6 min / 3 inf

GR

31

1/3

0/1

2 min / 1 inf

 

Goaltenders:

 

Goaltender

Outcome

Saves

GA

Record

CLE

Thiessen

L

28

2

0-2-0

GR

Nagle

W

26

1

1-1-0

 

 

Cleveland Record: 0-2-0-0, T-5th Central Division

Grand Rapids Record: 1-2-0-0, 4th Central Division

 

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