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Monsters fall short in 3-1 loss to Comets

Monsters fall short in 3-1 loss to Comets

Dec 10, 2021

The Cleveland Monsters fell to the Utica Comets 3-1 on Friday night at Adirondack Bank Center. With the loss, the Monsters are now 10-7-2-3 and are currently in third place in the AHL’s North Division standings.

 

The Comets scored two goals in the opening frame from Fabian Zetterlund at 3:23 and Nate Schnarr at 18:56 to send the Monsters into the first intermission trailing 2-0. Utica’s Graeme Clarke notched a power-play marker at 11:13 of the second period pushing Cleveland’s deficit to 3-0 after 40 minutes. Liam Foudy spoiled the shutout bid with a tally at 18:26 of the final frame off assists from Justin Scott and Cole Clayton, but the Monsters fell by a final score of 3-1.

 

Cleveland’s Jean-Francois Berube made 29 stops in defeat while Utica’s Mareks Mitens stopped 23 shots for the victory.

 

The Monsters next stop on the road trip will be a visit to take on the Lehigh Valley Phantoms on Saturday, December 11, for a 7:05 p.m. puck drop at PPL Center. Follow the games 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

1

-

-

1

UTI

2

1

0

-

-

3

 

Shots/Special Teams:

 

Shots

PP

PK

PIM

CLE

24

0/1

2/3

10 min / 5 inf

UTI

32

1/3

1/1

6 min / 3 inf

 

Goaltenders:

 

Goaltender

Outcome

Saves

GA

Record

CLE

Berube

L

29

3

4-4-3

UTI

Mitens

W

23

1

1-0-0

Cleveland Record: 10-7-2-3, 3rd North Division

Utica Record: 17-1-2-0, 1st North Division

 

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