Monsters Come Up Short in 4-2 Loss to AmerksFeb 5, 2020
The AHL’s Cleveland Monsters fell to the Rochester Americans 4-2 on Wednesday night at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse. With the loss, the Monsters are now 21-22-2-2 and are currently in eighth place in the AHL’s North Division standings with 46 points.
Rochester scored two goals in the opening period beginning with Nathan Paetsch’s tally at 9:20 followed by Pascal Aquin doubling the visitor’s lead at 11:30. Cleveland’s Calvin Thurkauf cut Rochester’s lead in half with his marker at 1:02 of the middle frame off a feed from Jakob Lilja, but Aquin scored again for the Amerks at 4:53 to push the score to 3-1. Eric Cornel added a goal for Rochester at 2:07 of the third period, but Trey Fix-Wolansky notched a tally at 12:18 with helpers from Stefan Matteau and Gabriel Carlsson to bring the final score to 4-2.
Cleveland’s Matiss Kivlenieks made 44 saves in defeat while Rochester’s Andrew Hammond stopped 23 pucks in victory.
The Monsters host the Binghamton Devils on Friday night with a 7:00 p.m. puck drop at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse. Follow the games with full coverage on ALT 99.1, AHLTV and the Monsters Hockey Network.
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|CLE||25||0/1||4/4||18 min / 5 inf|
|ROC||48||1/1||1/1||12 min / 2 inf|
Cleveland Record: 21-22-2-2, 8th North Division
Rochester Record: 27-13-2-4, 2nd North Division
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