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Monsters skid in 4-1 loss to Griffins

Monsters skid in 4-1 loss to Griffins

Dec 6, 2021

The Cleveland Monsters fell to the Grand Rapids Griffins 4-1 on Monday night at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse. With the loss, the Monsters are now 9-6-2-3 and are currently in fourth place in the AHL’s North Division standings.

 

The Griffins notched three goals in the opening frame from Kyle Criscuolo at 4:26, Riley Barber at 9:41 and Turner Elson at 15:23 sending the Monsters to the first intermission trailing 3-0. Tyler Sikura scored a tally at 14:44 of the middle frame off assists from Liam Foudy and Giovanni Vallati giving Cleveland momentum heading into the final intermission down 3-1. Despite a strong fight from the Monsters, Wyatt Newpower recorded an empty net goal for the Griffins pushing the final score to 4-1.

 

Cleveland’s Jean-Francois Berube made 25 stops in defeat while Grand Rapids’ Calvin Pickard made 35 saves for the victory.

 

The Monsters hit the road to visit the Syracuse Crunch on Wednesday, December 8, for a 7:00 p.m. puck drop at Upstate Medical University Arena. 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

0

-

-

1

GR

3

0

1

-

-

4

 

Shots/Special Teams:

 

Shots

PP

PK

PIM

CLE

36

0/3

4/4

8 min / 4 inf

GR

29

0/4

3/3

6 min / 3 inf

Goaltenders:

 

Goaltender

Outcome

Saves

GA

Record

CLE

Berube

L

25

3

3-3-3

GR

Pickard

W

35

1

9-5-2

Cleveland Record: 9-6-2-3, 4th North Division

Grand Rapids Record: 9-8-2-1, 4th Central Division

 

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