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Monsters fall 8-5 after back-and-forth with Marlies

Monsters fall 8-5 after back-and-forth with Marlies

Mar 6, 2022

The Cleveland Monsters fell to the Toronto Marlies 8-5 on Sunday afternoon at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse. With the loss, the Monsters are now 19-22-6-4 and are currently in seventh place in the AHL’s North Division standings.

 

Toronto’s Jack Kopacka scored just 25 seconds into the first period, but Carson Meyer responded with a tally at 2:28 off a feed from Jake Christiansen to tie the game. The Marlies added two goals taking a 3-1 lead beginning with Kopacka’s second at 2:47 and Antti Suomela’s power-play marker at 4:38. Cleveland battled back with another two goals first from Scott Harrington at 7:13 assisted by Tristan Mullin and Cole Cassels followed by a shorthanded tally from Mullin at 8:11 with a helper from Cassels tying the game 3-3. Toronto’s Curtis Douglas had the final say of the opening period with a marker at 17:08 sending Cleveland to the first intermission trailing 4-3. The Marlies extended their lead to 6-3 with two goals in the middle frame from Alex Steeves on the power play at 3:42 and Richard Clune at 17:25. Tyler Sikura added two goals in the final period starting at 8:37 with assists from Robbie Payne and Cole Clayton followed by a marker at 10:43 off a helper from Cassels bringing the game to 6-5.Toronto held on for the win after a man-advantage tally from Bobby McMann at 13:41 and an empty-net goal at 17:36 from Suomela putting the final score at 8-5.

 

Cleveland’s Cam Johnson made 25 saves in defeat while Toronto’s Erik Källgren made 31 saves for the victory.  

 

The Monsters travel to visit the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins on Wednesday, March 9, for a 7:05 p.m. puck drop at Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza. 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

3

0

2

-

-

5

TOR

4

2

2

-

-

8

 

Shots/Special Teams:

 

Shots

PP

PK

PIM

CLE

36

0/5

1/4

8 min / 4 inf

TOR

33

3/4

5/5

10 min / 5 inf

Goaltenders:

 

Goaltender

Outcome

Saves

GA

Record

CLE

Johnson

L

25

7

3-4-2

TOR

Källgren

W

31

5

15-7-1

Cleveland Record: 19-22-6-4, 7th North Division

Toronto Record: 25-17-3-1, 2nd North Division

 

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