Monsters Drop 4-2 Decision to GriffinsNov 12, 2019
The AHL’s Cleveland Monsters comeback fell short in a 4-2 loss to the Grand Rapids Griffins on Tuesday night at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse. With the loss, the Monsters are now 8-6-0-1 and are currently in fifth place in the AHL’s North Division standings with 17 points.
Grand Rapids’ Turner Elson opened the scoring in the first period, but Nathan Gerbe notched a tally for Cleveland to tie the game up. At the end of the middle frame, Filip Zadina scored a goal to give the visitors a 2-1 lead. Zac Dalpe brought it back to an even game, but the Griffins scored two goals in the final minute from Joe Veleno and Matt Puempel to take the game 4-2. Grand Rapids backstop Calvin Pickard had 40 saves in the win while Cleveland’s Veini Vehvilainen stopped 19 shot in the loss.
|CLE||42||0/5||2/2||4 min / 2 inf|
|GR||23||0/2||5/5||10 min / 5 inf|
Cleveland Record: 8-6-0-1, 5th North Division
Grand Rapids Record: 7-6-1-1, 4th Central Division
The Monsters head to face the Rochester Americans on Friday with a 7:05 p.m. puck drop at Blue Cross Arena. Follow the games with full coverage on ALT 99.1, AHLTV and the Monsters Hockey Network.
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