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Monsters Stumble in 2-1 Loss to Rocket

Monsters Stumble in 2-1 Loss to Rocket

Nov 8, 2019

The AHL’s Cleveland Monsters fell to the Laval Rocket 2-1 on Friday night at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse. With the loss, the Monsters are now 8-4-0-1 and are currently in second place in the AHL’s North Division standings with 17 points.


Following a scoreless first period, both teams recorded a goal in the middle frame starting with Laval’s Alexandre Alain followed by Cleveland’s Paul Bittner’s response to tie the game. Josh Brook went on to score the game-winning goal for the Rocket in the third period. Cleveland backstop Elvis Merzlikins stopped 28 shots in the loss while Laval’s Cayden Primeau had 24 saves for the win.


  1st 2nd 3rd OT SO Final
CLE 0 1 0 - - 1
LAV 0 1 1 - - 2



  Shots PP PK PIM
CLE 25 0/4 2/2 4 min / 2 inf
LAV 30 0/2 4/4 8 min / 4 inf



  Goaltender Outcome Saves GA Record
CLE Merzlikins L 28 2 0-1-0
LAV Primeau W 24 1 5-2-0

Cleveland Record: 8-4-0-1, 2nd North Division

Laval Record: 8-5-1-0, 3rd North Division



Next Game:

The Monsters host a rematch against the Laval Rocket on Saturday 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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