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Monsters tripped up in 7-3 loss to Americans

Monsters tripped up in 7-3 loss to Americans

Feb 12, 2021

The Cleveland Monsters fell to the Rochester Americans 7-3 on Friday evening at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse. With the loss, the Monsters are now 0-1-0-0 and are currently tied for fourth place in the AHL’s Central Division standings.

 

The Monsters took an early lead after Nathan Gerbe notched a tally at 1:02 of the first period off a feed from Ryan MacInnis. Zac Dalpe added a power-play goal at 13:23 with helpers from Trey Fix-Wolansky and Thomas Schemitsch sending Cleveland to the first intermission leading 2-0. Rochester started the middle frame with three goals from C.J. Smith at 0:41, Nicholas Welsh at 5:04 and Mattias Samuelsson at 7:18 pushing the score to 3-2. Dillon Simpson responded for Cleveland with a marker at 15:29 assisted by Cliff Pu, but Smith scored his second goal of the game for the Amerks at 18:07 leaving the Monsters down 4-3 after 40 minutes. Rochester solidified the lead in the final period following Jean-Sebastien Dea’s power-play tally at 2:23, Andrew Oglevie’s marker at 15:14 and an empty-net goal from Dea at 18:13 bringing the final score to 7-3.

 

Cleveland’s Brad Thiessen made 27 saves in defeat while Rochester’s Ukko-Pekka Luukkkonen stopped 43 shots in victory.

 

The Monsters host the Grand Rapids Griffins tomorrow evening with a 4:00 p.m. puck drop at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse. Follow the games with full coverage on FOX Sports 1350AM ‘The Gambler’, AHLTV and the Monsters Hockey Network.

 

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Scoring:

 

1st

2nd

3rd

OT

SO

Final

CLE

2

1

0

-

-

3

ROC

0

4

3

-

-

7

 

Shots/Special Teams:

 

Shots

PP

PK

PIM

CLE

46

1/6

1/3

11 min / 4 inf

ROC

34

2/3

5/6

17 min / 7 inf

 

Goaltenders:

 

Goaltender

Outcome

Saves

GA

Record

CLE

Thiessen

L

27

6

0-1-0

ROC

Luukkonen

W

43

3

1-0-0

 

 

Cleveland Record: 0-1-0-0, T-4th Central Division

Rochester Record: 2-1-0-0, 5th North Division

 

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