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Monsters pick up point in 3-2 overtime loss to Comets

Monsters pick up point in 3-2 overtime loss to Comets

Dec 17, 2021

The Cleveland Monsters fell in overtime to the Utica Comets 3-2 on Friday night at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse. With the overtime loss, the Monsters are now 10-8-3-3 and are currently in fourth place in the AHL’s North Division standings.

 

Following a scoreless first period, Utica’s Ryan Schmelzer notched a tally at 16:22 of the middle frame but the Comets’ lead did not last for long. Kevin Stenlund recorded the Teddy Bear Toss goal at 16:55 with an assist from Liam Foudy filling the ice at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse with a franchise record setting 10,168 stuffed animals and sending the Monsters to an early second intermission tied 1-1. Brendan Gaunce scored a marker at 18:32 of the final frame off feeds from Trey Fix-Wolansky and Cole Fonstad grabbing a Monsters lead, but Fabian Zetterlund tied the game for the Comets at 19:22 forcing overtime. With Cleveland starting the extra frame on the penalty kill, Utica’s Zetterlund converted on the man advantage at 1:00 pushing the final score to 3-2.

 

Cleveland’s Daniil Tarasov made 23 stops in defeat while Utica’s Marek Mitens made 24 saves for the victory.

 

The Monsters host the Chicago Wolves on Wednesday, December 22, for a 7:00 p.m. puck drop at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse. Follow the games 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

1

1

0

-

2

UTI

0

1

1

1

-

3

 

Shots/Special Teams:

 

Shots

PP

PK

PIM

CLE

26

0/5

1/2

4 min / 2 inf

UTI

26

1/2

5/5

10 min / 5 inf

Goaltenders:

 

Goaltender

Outcome

Saves

GA

Record

CLE

Tarasov

OT

23

3

5-3-3

UTI

Mitens

W

24

2

2-0-0

Cleveland Record: 10-8-3-3, 4th North Division

Utica Record: 18-1-2-0, 1st North Division

 

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