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Monsters take on Crunch in Round Two at Home

Monsters take on Crunch in Round Two at Home

Oct 12, 2019

In the second of four meetings between the two teams this season, the Cleveland Monsters, affiliate of the NHL’s Columbus Blue Jackets, drop the puck vs. the Syracuse Crunch, AHL affiliate of the NHL’s Tampa Bay Lightning, on Saturday with full coverage, live from Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse in Cleveland, underway at 7:00 pm on Alt 99.1, AHLTV and the Monsters Hockey Network.

MONSTERS PRE-SCOUT: Following a 1-2 home loss to the Syracuse Crunch on Friday, the Cleveland Monsters enter tonight’s game at 2-1-0-0 on the season. With four points, the Monsters currently rank third in the AHL’s North Division standings and fifth in the Eastern Conference. Cleveland is currently led in scoring by C Zac Dalpe (2-1-3), D Adam Clendening (1-2-3), LW Eric Robinson (1-1-2) and LW Calvin Thurkauf (1-1-2).

 

CRUNCH PRE-SCOUT: Following a 2-1 road win over the Cleveland Monsters on Friday, the Syracuse Crunch enter tonight’s game at 1-0-1-0 on the season. With three points, the Crunch currently rank fourth in the AHL’s North Division standings and sixth in the Eastern Conference. Syracuse is currently led in scoring by C Peter Abbandonato (1-0-1), C Alex Barre-Boulet (1-0-1), RW Cory Conacher (1-0-1) and LW Danick Martel (1-0-1).

REGULAR-SEASON SERIES: Saturday marks the second of four meetings between the Monsters and Crunch this season and the second of two tilts at Cleveland’s Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse for the two teams this year. So far this season, Cleveland is 0-1-0-0 vs. Syracuse both overall and at home with a -1 goal differential (1/2).

35 Veini Vehvilainen OVERALL 1 GP, (1-0-0), 0 SO, 1.00 GAA, .968 S%
  LAST APP.  (30/31) in 4-1 W at LAV 10/5/19
  HEAD-TO-HEAD N/A
  ON THE ROAD N/A
39 Brad Thiessen OVERALL N/A
  LAST APP.  N/A
  HEAD-TO-HEAD N/A
  ON THE ROAD N/A
80 Matiss Kivlenieks OVERALL

2 GP, (1-1-0), 0 SO, 2.02 GAA, .925 S%

  LAST APP. 

(22/24) in 1-2 L vs SYR 10/11/19

  HEAD-TO-HEAD

1 GP, (0-1-0), 0 SO, 2.03 GAA, .917 S%

  ON THE ROAD 1 GP, (0-1-0), 0 SO, 2.03 GAA, .917 S%

CRUNCH GOALTENDERS:

1 Mike Condon               OVERALL

N/A

  LAST APP.      N/A
  HEAD-TO-HEAD N/A
  ON THE ROAD N/A
29 Scott Wedgewood  OVERALL 1 GP, (1-0-0), 0 SO, 1.00 GAA, .969 S%
  LAST APP. 

(31/32) in 2-1 W at CLE 10/11/19

  HEAD-TO-HEAD 1 GP, (1-0-0), 0 SO, 1.00 GAA, .969 S%
  ON THE ROAD

1 GP, (1-0-0), 0 SO, 1.00 GAA, .969 S%

70 Louis Domingue        OVERALL 1 GP, (0-0-1), 0 SO, 2.80 GAA, .909 S%
  LAST APP.      (30/33) in 2-3 OTL at ROC 10/4/19
  HEAD-TO-HEAD N/A
  ON THE ROAD 1 GP, (0-0-1), 0 SO, 2.80 GAA, .909 S%

 

KEYS TO SUCCESS:

  • AWESOME ADAM: Monsters D Adam Clendening is scoring at a point-per-game pace (3GP, 1-2-3) so far this season and has a three-game points streak to his credit through three appearances this year. Clendening’s three points rank tied for the AHL lead among defensemen and his two assists rank tied for third-most league-wide among blue-liners.
  • UNPLUG THE POWER: Neutralizing the Syracuse power-play should be a high priority for Cleveland on Saturday as the Crunch currently rank second in the AHL in overall power-play percentage (37.5%) and rank third league-wide in road power-play percentage (37.5%).
  • STINGY AS EVER: Through three games this season, the Monsters have allowed the AHL’s fifth-fewest goals per game (1.67, 5th).
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