Monsters Make History in 5-0 Shutout Over IcehogsOct 26, 2019
The AHL’s Cleveland Monsters blanked the Rockford IceHogs 5-0 Saturday afternoon at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse. With the win, the Monsters are now 5-3-0-1 and are currently in third place in the AHL’s North Division standings with 11 points.
Cleveland posted five goals throughout the game starting with Ryan Collins and Ryan MacInnis each notching tallies in the first period. Andrew Peeke scored a power-play goal to start the middle frame followed by Eric Robinson’s even-strength tally just over a minute later. Nathan Gerbe provided a man-advantage finish for Cleveland’s fifth goal of the night and 12th unanswered goal of the weekend. With the goal, the Monsters set a new franchise record for the most consecutive unanswered goals. Saturday also marked the first time in franchise history the Monsters have scored five or more goals in three consecutive games. Cleveland’s backstop Veini Vehvilainen made 29 saves in the shutout while Rockford’s Matt Tomkins stopped 38 shots in the loss.
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Cleveland Record: 5-3-0-1, 3rd North Division
Rockford Record: 2-5-0-0, 7th Central Division
The Monsters host the Charlotte Checkers next weekend beginning with a 7:00 p.m. faceoff on Friday at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse. Follow the games with full coverage on ALT 99.1, AHLTV and the Monsters Hockey Network.
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