Monsters Stumble in 2-1 Loss to RocketNov 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.
|CLE||25||0/4||2/2||4 min / 2 inf|
|LAV||30||0/2||4/4||8 min / 4 inf|
Cleveland Record: 8-4-0-1, 2nd North Division
Laval Record: 8-5-1-0, 3rd North Division
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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