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Monsters late push falls short in 3-1 loss to Crunch

Monsters late push falls short in 3-1 loss to Crunch

Jan 26, 2022

The Cleveland Monsters fell to the Syracuse Crunch 3-1 on Wednesday night at Upstate Medical University Arena. With the loss, the Monsters are now 13-14-4-3 and are currently in sixth place in the AHL’s North Division standings.

 

Syracuse’s Charles Hudon scored a power-play tally at 14:32 of the opening frame sending Cleveland to the first intermission trailing 1-0. The Crunch added a second man-advantage marker from Gabriel Dumont at 4:55 of the middle period extending the Monsters defecit to 2-0 after 40 minutes. Brendan Gaunce spoiled the shutout bid with a tally at 16:32 of the final frame with helpers from Trey Fix-Wolansky and Jake Christiansen, but Cole Koepke scored an empty-net goal at 17:52 bringing the final score to 3-1.

 

Cleveland’s Jet Greaves made 20 saves in defeat while Syracuse’s Amir Miftakhov made 24 saves for the victory.  

 

The Monsters head home to host the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins on Friday, January 28, for an 7:00 p.m. puck drop at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse. 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

0

1

-

-

1

SYR

1

1

1

-

-

3

 

Shots/Special Teams:

 

Shots

PP

PK

PIM

CLE

25

0/3

2/4

8 min / 4 inf

SYR

23

2/4

3/3

6 min / 3 inf

Goaltenders:

 

Goaltender

Outcome

Saves

GA

Record

CLE

Greaves

L

20

3

3-4-0

SYR

Miftakhov

W

24

1

4-4-2

Cleveland Record: 13-14-4-3, 6th North Division

Syracuse Record: 15-13-3-1, 5th North Division

 

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