Monsters Felled by Phantoms Late, 2-0Jan 12, 2020
The AHL’s Cleveland Monsters were defeated by the Lehigh Valley Phantoms on Sunday at PPL Center by a final score of 2-0. With the loss, the Monsters fell to 17-18-1-2 and with 37 points, currently occupy seventh place in the AHL’s North Division standings.
After the first two periods slid by scoreless, Lehigh Valley’s Cal O’Reilly provided the eventual game-winning score at 17:46 of the third before a Maksim Sushko empty-netter at 18:59 of the final frame established the Phantoms’ 2-0 margin of victory.
Cleveland goaltender Brad Thiessen stopped 14 pucks in defeat while Lehigh Valley’s Jean-Francois Berube, a former Monster, made 35 saves in victory to register his first shutout of the season.
Next up for the Monsters, it’s a Wednesday road clash vs. the Binghamton Devils with full coverage, live from Floyd L. Maines Veterans Memorial Arena in Binghamton, NY at 7:00 pm on Alt 99.1, AHLTV and the Monsters Hockey Network.
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|CLE||35||0/3||2/2||6 min / 3 inf|
|LV||16||0/2||3/3||8 min / 4 inf|
Cleveland Record: 17-18-1-2, 7th North Division
Lehigh Valley Record: 15-19-1-4, 7th Atlantic Division
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