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Monsters complete comeback in 4-3 OT win against Comets

Monsters complete comeback bid in 4-3 overtime win against Comets

Apr 19, 2022

The Cleveland Monsters beat the Utica Comets 4-3 in overtime on Tuesday night at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse. With the win, the Monsters are now 25-33-8-5 and are currently in seventh place in the AHL’s North Division standings.

 

The Comets scored goals from Chase De Leo at 3:27 and Brian Flynn at 18:20 of the opening frame leaving the Monsters trailing 2-0 after 20 minutes. Owen Sillinger notched a power-play tally at 19:04 of the second period assisted by Roman Ahcan and Cole Clayton cutting Cleveland’s deficit to 2-1 heading into the final intermission. The Monsters bounced back in the final frame beginning with a marker from Justin Scott at 14:02 off a helper from Tristan Mullin. Trey Fix-Wolansky scored a goal at 17:04 off a feed from Cole Fonstad, but Utica’s Ryan Schmelzer notched a tally with a minute left to play forcing overtime. Tyler Sikura grabbed the game-winning goal at 1:31 of the extra frame assisted by Tim Berni securing the comeback 4-3 win for the Monsters.

 

Cleveland’s Cam Johnson had 22 saves for the win while Utica’s Akira Schmid made 24 saves in defeat.

 

The Monsters host a rematch against the Utica Comets on Wednesday, April 20, for a 7:00 p.m. puck drop at 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

2

1

-

4

UTI

2

0

1

0

-

3

 

Shots/Special Teams:

 

Shots

PP

PK

PIM

CLE

28

1/2

3/3

18 min / 6 inf

UTI

25

0/3

1/2

16 min / 5 inf

Goaltenders:

 

Goaltender

Outcome

Saves

GA

Record

CLE

Johnson

W

22

3

5-8-3

UTI

Schmid

OT

24

4

21-8-5

Cleveland Record: 25-33-8-5, 7th North Division

Utica Record: 40-19-8-1, 1st North Division

 

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