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Monsters Sink Admirals 3-2 in Overtime

Monsters Sink Admirals 3-2 in Overtime

Jan 3, 2020

The AHL’s Cleveland Monsters beat the Milwaukee Admirals 3-2 on Friday night at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse in front of 12,615 fans. With the win, the Monsters are now 16-15-1-2 and are currently in seventh place in the AHL’s North Division standings with 35 points.

 

Anton Karlsson scored the lone goal of the opening period at 18:32 for the Monsters during a six-man advantage on a delayed penalty. Assists from Stefan Matteau and Trey Fix-Wolansky helped give Cleveland a 1-0 lead after 20 minutes.

 

Milwaukee’s Matt Donovan notched a power-play tally at 13:47 of the second period to tie the game 1-1 heading into the final intermission.

 

The Monsters regained the lead following Sam Vigneault’s power-play marker with helpers from Adam Clendening and Matteau at 7:46 of the final frame, but the Admirals tied the game 2-2 to force overtime with less than two minutes remaining after Anthony Richard scored.

 

Following a back-and-forth of chances in extra time, Matteau scored the game-winning goal at 2:54 with assists from Fix-Wolansky and Clendening to give Cleveland the 3-2 victory.

 

Veini Vehvilainen made 28 saves for the win while Milwaukee’s Connor Ingram stopped 22 pucks in the loss.

 

The Monsters host a rematch against the Milwaukee Admirals on Saturday afternoon with a 1:00 p.m. puck drop at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse. Follow the games with full coverage on ALT 99.1, AHLTV and the Monsters Hockey Network.

 

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Scoring:

  1st 2nd 3rd OT SO Final
CLE 1 0 1 1 - 3
MIL 0 1 1 0 - 2

 

Shots/Special Teams:

  Shots PP PK PIM
CLE 25 1/5 5/6 35 min / 9 inf
MIL 30 1/6 4/5 24 min / 9 inf

 

Goaltenders:

  Goaltender Outcome Saves GA Record
CLE Vehvilainen W 28 2 8-8-1
MIL Ingram OT 22 3 11-3-4

 

 

Cleveland Record: 16-15-1-2, 7th North Division

Milwaukee Record: 24-5-4-2, 1st Central Division

 

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