Monsters Continue Road Trip to Toronto, Face MarliesOct 19, 2019
In the first of eight meetings between the two teams this season, the Cleveland Monsters, affiliate of the NHL’s Columbus Blue Jackets, drop the puck vs. the Toronto Marlies, AHL affiliate of the NHL’s Toronto Maple Leafs, on Saturday with full coverage, live from Coca-Cola Coliseum in Toronto, ON, underway at 4:00 pm on Alt 99.1, AHLTV and the Monsters Hockey Network.
MONSTERS PRE-SCOUT: Following a 4-3 road shootout win over the Rochester Americans on Friday, the Cleveland Monsters enter tonight’s game at 3-2-0-0 on the season. With six points, the Monsters currently rank fourth in the AHL’s North Division standings and seventh in the Eastern Conference. Cleveland is currently led in scoring by D Adam Clendening (1-3-4), LW Nathan Gerbe (0-4-4) and C Stefan Matteau (3-0-3).
MARLIES PRE-SCOUT: Following a 4-3 home win over the Hershey Bears on Wednesday, the Toronto Marlies enter tonight’s game at 4-0-0-0 on the season. With eight points, the Marlies currently rank tied for first in the AHL’s North Division standings and tied for second in the Eastern Conference. Toronto is currently led in scoring by RW Jeremy Bracco (0-6-6), LW Egor Korshkov (4-1-5) and RW Pontus Aberg (3-2-5).
REGULAR-SEASON SERIES: Saturday marks the first of eight games between the Monsters and Marlies this season and the first of four meetings between the two teams at Coca-Cola Coliseum this year.
|35 Veini Vehvilainen||OVERALL||
2 GP, (1-1-0), 0 SO, 3.50 GAA, .897 S%
(31/37) in 3-6 L vs SYR 10/12/19
|ON THE ROAD||1 GP, (1-0-0), 0 SO, 1.00 GAA, .968 S%|
|39 Brad Thiessen||OVERALL||N/A|
|ON THE ROAD||N/A|
|80 Matiss Kivlenieks||OVERALL||3 GP, (2-1-0), 0 SO, 2.28 GAA, .917 S%|
(28/31) in 4-3 SOW at ROC 10/18/19
|ON THE ROAD||2 GP, (2-0-0), 0 SO, 2.40 GAA, .917 S%|
|30 Kasimir Kaskisuo||OVERALL||
3 GP, (3-0-0), 0 SO, 2.01 GAA, .929 S%
(27/30) in 4-3 W vs HER 10/16/19
|AT HOME||2 GP, (2-0-0), 0 SO, 2.00 GAA, .935 S%|
|35 Joseph Woll||OVERALL||
1 GP, (1-0-0), 1 SO, 0.00 GAA, 1.000 S%
|LAST APP.||(23/23) in 4-0 W at MB 10/12/19|
|ON THE ROAD||
KEYS TO SUCCESS:
- HITTIN’ THE HIGHWAY: Friday’s 4-3 road shootout win over the Rochester Americans marked the start of the first of three ‘three-in-three’ stretches of three games in three days for the Monsters. On Saturday and Sunday, Cleveland will travel to Coca-Cola Coliseum in Toronto, ON for a pair of 4:00 pm clashes vs. the Toronto Marlies. In January, the Monsters will play in Binghamton, Hershey and Lehigh Valley on three consecutive days from the 10th to the 12th and in February, Cleveland travels to Grand Rapids, Rockford and Chicago from the 14th to the 16th.
- MARVELOUS MATTEAU: Cleveland’s leader in goals so far this season is C Stefan Matteau who signed a one-year AHL contract with the Monsters this summer. After enduring healthy scratches in the first two games of the season, Matteau scored in his season debut, a 2-1 home win over the Syracuse Crunch on October 11th and added a pair of goals in the Monsters’ 4-3 road shootout win over the Rochester Americans on Friday.
- HOME AWAY FROM HOME: The Monsters have begun their road schedule with a three-game winning streak (3-0-0-0) this season while the team is winless at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse (0-2-0-0).