Monsters Gain Point in 3-2 Overtime Loss to CheckersMar 11, 2020
The AHL’s Cleveland Monsters fell to the Charlotte Checkers 3-2 in overtime on Wednesday evening at Bojangles' Coliseum. With the loss, the Monsters are now 24-31-5-2 and are currently in eighth place in the AHL’s North Division standings with 55 points.
Following a scoreless first period, Lindsay Sparks notched a tally at 7:42 of the middle frame with helpers from Brett Gallant and Adam Clendening giving the Monsters a 1-0 lead after 40 minutes. Charlotte’s Steven Lorentz tied the game with a marker at 3:39 of the third period, but Trey Fix-Wolansky responded with a goal at 8:21 off feeds from Marko Dano and Sam Vigneault to regain the lead. The Checkers tied the game at 14:26 after Jake Bean recorded a marker forcing overtime and secured the win following Lorentz’s power-play goal at 2:45 of the extra frame.
Cleveland’s Matiss Kivlenieks made 30 saves in defeat while Charlotte’s Alex Nedeljkovic stopped 28 shots in victory.
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|CLE||30||0/5||4/4||10 min / 5 inf|
|CHA||33||0/4||5/5||12 min / 6 inf|
Cleveland Record: 24-31-5-2, 8th North Division
Charlotte Record: 34-22-5-0, 4th Atlantic Division
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