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Monsters come up short in 6-2 loss to Americans

Monsters come up short in 6-2 loss to Americans

Apr 2, 2022

The Cleveland Monsters fell to the Rochester Americans 6-2 on Saturday night at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse. With the loss, the Monsters are now 24-28-8-4 and are currently in seventh place in the AHL’s North Division standings.

 

Rochester took control in the opening period with a goal from JJ Peterka at 2:55 and two tallies from Sean Malone at 16:03 and 18:24 sending Cleveland to the first intermission trailing 3-0. The Americans added on markers from Arttu Ruotsalainen at 2:10 and Mark Jankowski at 11:30 in the second period extending the Monsters deficit to 5-0 after 40 minutes. Rochester’s Peterka grabbed his second goal of the night at 5:39 of the final frame, but Cole Cassels snapped the shutout bid with a power-play tally at 8:53 off feeds from Cole Fonstad and Robbie Payne. Roman Ahcan scored a last minute marker with one second left to play assisted by Jake Gaudet bringing the final score to 6-2.

 

Cleveland’s Jet Greaves had 23 saves in defeat while Rochester’s Aaron Dell made 36 saves for the win.

 

The Monsters hit the road to visit the Grand Rapids Griffins on Wednesday, April 6, for a 7:00 p.m. puck drop at Van Andel 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

0

0

2

-

-

2

ROC

3

2

1

-

-

6

 

Shots/Special Teams:

 

Shots

PP

PK

PIM

CLE

38

1/6

4/4

23 min / 6 inf

ROC

29

0/4

5/6

17 min / 7 inf

Goaltenders:

 

Goaltender

Outcome

Saves

GA

Record

CLE

Greaves

L

23

6

11-11-2

ROC

Dell

W

36

2

11-5-1

Cleveland Record: 24-28-8-4, 7th North Division

Rochester Record: 32-25-5-3, 5th North Division

 

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