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Monsters fall short in 6-4 loss to Crunch

Monsters fall short in 6-4 loss to Crunch

Oct 15, 2021

The Cleveland Monsters fell to the Syracuse Crunch 6-4 on Friday night at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse.

 

Tim Berni scored the first goal for the Monsters at 5:53 of the opening frame with assists from Adam Helewka and Jake Christiansen. Christiansen added a power-play tally to double the lead at 7:19 off feeds from Tyler Angle and Justin Danforth, but Syracuse responded with two goals from Jimmy Huntington on the man-advantage at 17:18 and Charles Hudon at 18:45 to send Cleveland to the first intermission tied 2-2. The second period started with a goal from Syracuse’s Maxim Cajkovic at 2:55, but Adam Helewka notched a marker at 6:57 with a helper from Josh Dunne to bring the game back to a tie. The Crunch closed out the middle frame after Sean Day converted on a shorthanded opportunity at 16:09 sending the Monsters to the final 20 minutes down 4-3. Syracuse added two more goals in the final frame from Gage Goncalves at 3:58 and Gabriel Dumont at 16:36 before Justin Scott notched a tally at 16:44 with assists from Tristan Mullin and Gabriel Carlsson bringing the final score to 6-4.

 

Cleveland’s Daniil Tarasov made 16 saves in defeat while Syracuse’s Hugo Alnefelt made 14 saves for the victory after relieving starting goaltender Max Lagace who stopped 8 shots.

 

The Monsters host the Syracuse Crunch on Saturday, October 16, for a 7:00 p.m. puck drop at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse. Follow the games with full coverage on FOX Sports 1350AM ‘The Gambler’, AHLTV and the Monsters Hockey Network.

 

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Scoring:

 

1st

2nd

3rd

OT

SO

Final

CLE

2

1

1

-

-

4

SYR

2

2

2

-

-

6

 

Shots/Special Teams:

 

Shots

PP

PK

PIM

CLE

26

1/8

2/3

14 min / 4 inf

SYR

22

1/3

7/8

31 min / 10 inf

Goaltenders:

 

Goaltender

Outcome

Saves

GA

Record

CLE

Tarasov

L

16

5

0-1-0

SYR

Lagace

ND

8

2

0-0-0

SYR

Alnefelt

W

14

2

1-0-0

Cleveland Record: 0-1-0-0, T-3 North Division

Syracuse Record: 1-0-0-0, T-1 North Division

 

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