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Monsters soar over Crunch in 5-1 win

Monsters soar over Crunch in 5-1 win on Top Gun Tribute Night

Nov 19, 2021

The Cleveland Monsters beat the Syracuse Crunch 5-1 on Friday night at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse. With the win, the Monsters are now 7-3-1-3 and are currently in second place in the AHL’s North Division standings.

Brendan Gaunce struck first at 4:27 of the opening period with an assist from Adam Helewka grabbing an early lead 1-0 for the Monsters after 20 minutes. Trey Fix-Wolansky scored his first goal of the season at 1:12 of the middle frame with helpers from Gaunce and Thomas Schemitsch but Syracuse’s Gabriel Fortier cut the lead in half with a tally at 10:06. Cole Cassels responded with an unassisted goal at 15:51 to give the Monsters a 3-1 lead heading into the final intermission. The Monsters flew away with the third period starting with a goal from Justin Scott at 11:05 with an assist from Billy Sweezey followed by Gaunce’s second marker of the night at 14:50 off a helper from Tyler Angle pushing the final score to 5-1.

 

Cleveland’s Daniil Tarasov made 23 saves for the victory while Syracuse’s Max Lagace made 27 saves in defeat.

 

The Monsters travel to visit the Toronto Marlies on Sunday, November 21, for a 4:00 p.m. puck drop at Coca-Cola Coliseum. 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

1

2

2

-

-

5

SYR

0

1

0

-

-

1

 

Shots/Special Teams:

 

Shots

PP

PK

PIM

CLE

32

0/4

3/3

6 min / 3 inf

SYR

24

0/3

4/4

8 min / 4 inf

 

Goaltenders:

 

Goaltender

Outcome

Saves

GA

Record

CLE

Tarasov

W

23

1

3-2-2

SYR

Lagace

L

27

5

0-1-0

Cleveland Record: 7-3-1-3, 2nd North Division

Syracuse Record: 5-6-2-1, 6th North Division

 

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