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Monsters offense shines in 5-1 victory over Americans

Monsters offense shines in 5-1 victory over Americans

Mar 31, 2021

The Cleveland Monsters beat the Rochester Americans 5-1 on Wednesday night at Blue Cross Arena. With the win, the Monsters are now 7-5-1-0 and are currently in fourth place in the AHL’s Central Division standings.

 

The Monsters took an early lead after Jake Christiansen notched his first professional goal at 3:47 of the opening period off assists from Nathan Gerbe and Adam Helewka. Cleveland’s Gavin Bayreuther scored a tally at 8:00 with helpers from Carson Meyer and Justin Scott to send the Monsters to the first intermission leading 2-0. Following a scoreless second period, Tyler Sikura began the final frame with a marker at 4:18 off feeds from Christiansen and Helewka. Josh Dunne pushed the score to 4-0 after recording his first professional tally at 9:55 on the power play assisted by Tyler Angle and Christiansen, but the Amerks ended the Monsters shutout bid at 16:09 with Michael Mersch’s goal. Zach Jordan added an empty-net shorthanded insurance marker at 18:24 with a helper from Thomas Schemitsch to secure Cleveland’s 5-1 win.

 

Cleveland’s Brad Thiessen made 23 saves in victory while Rochester’s Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen stopped 24 shots in defeat.

 

The Monsters return home to face the Grand Rapids Griffins on Saturday, April 3, with a 7:00 p.m. puck drop at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse.  Follow the games with full coverage on FOX Sports 1350AM ‘The Gambler’, AHLTV and the Monsters Hockey Network.

 

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Scoring:

 

1st

2nd

3rd

OT

SO

Final

CLE

2

0

3

-

-

5

ROC

0

0

1

-

-

1

 

Shots/Special Teams:

 

Shots

PP

PK

PIM

CLE

29

1/3

6/6

19 min / 8 inf

ROC

24

0/6

2/3

13 min / 5 inf

 

Goaltenders:

 

Goaltender

Outcome

Saves

GA

Record

CLE

Thiessen

W

23

1

4-4-1

ROC

Luukkonen

L

24

4

5-3-1

 

Cleveland Record: 7-5-1-0, 4th Central Division

Rochester Record: 6-4-1-1, 4th North Division

 

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