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Monsters grab dramatic 3-2 shootout win over Comets

Monsters grab dramatic 3-2 shootout win over Comets

Mar 21, 2022

The Cleveland Monsters beat the Utica Comets 3-2 in a shootout on Monday night at Adirondack Bank Center. With the win, the Monsters are now 22-24-8-4 and are currently in seventh place in the AHL’s North Division standings.

 

Following a scoreless first period, Tristan Mullin notched a tally 38 seconds into the middle frame off feeds from Cole Cassels and Justin Scott giving a 1-0 lead to Cleveland. Zach Jordan doubled the score with a marker at 19:06 assisted by Scott Harrington and Jake Gaudet sending the Monsters to the final intermission ahead 2-0. Utica dramatically tied the game with two late goals from Frederik Gauthier at 19:11 and A.J. Greer at 19:36 forcing overtime. After a fast paced extra frame, the game went to a shootout where Robbie Payne notched the only goal and game-winning tally securing a 3-2 win for Cleveland.

 

Cleveland’s Jet Greaves made 34 saves for the victory while Utica’s Mareks Mitens made 35 saves in defeat.  

 

The Monsters conclude the road trip against the Syracuse Crunch on Wednesday, March 23, for a 7:00 p.m. puck drop at Upstate Medical University Arena. Follow the game with full coverage on FOX Sports 1350 AM ‘The Gambler’, AHLTV and the Monsters Hockey Network.

 

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Scoring:

 

1st

2nd

3rd

OT

SO

Final

CLE

0

2

0

0

1

3

UTI

0

0

2

0

0

2

 

Shots/Special Teams:

 

Shots

PP

PK

PIM

CLE

38

0/0

0/0

0 min / 0 inf

UTI

36

0/0

0/0

0 min / 0 inf

Goaltenders:

 

Goaltender

Outcome

Saves

GA

SOG-S

Record

CLE

Greaves

W

34

2

0-3

10-7-2

UTI

Mitens

OT

35

2

1-3

5-5-2

Cleveland Record: 22-24-8-4, 7th North Division

Utica Record: 35-13-6-1, 1st North Division

 

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