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Monsters tripped up in third period for 4-3 loss to Comets

Monsters tripped up in third period for 4-3 loss to Comets

Apr 20, 2022

The Cleveland Monsters fell to the Utica Comets 4-3 on Wednesday night at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse. With the loss, the Monsters are now 25-34-8-5 and are currently in seventh place in the AHL’s North Division standings.

 

Utica’s Aarne Talvitie scored the lone goal of the opening frame at 12:49 sending Cleveland to the first intermission trailing 1-0. The Monsters took control of the second period beginning with a tally from Jake Christiansen at 11:42 off feeds from Owen Sillinger and Cole Clayton. Clayton added a power-play marker of his own at 15:10 with assists from Sillinger and Tyler Sikura giving Cleveland a 2-1 lead after 40 minutes. The Comets fought back in the third period with goals from Jarrod Gourley at 1:06, Chase De Leo at 2:25 and Alexander Holtz at 13:43 pushing the score to 3-2. Thomas Schemitsch grabbed an unassisted tally at 15:35, but the Monsters comeback fell short with a final score of 4-3.

 

Cleveland’s Cam Johnson had 28 saves in defeat while Utica’s Akira Schmid made 28 saves for the win.

 

The Monsters hit the road to visit the Rochester Americans on Saturday, April 23, for a 5:05 p.m. puck drop at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse. Follow the game 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

2

1

-

-

3

UTI

1

0

3

-

-

4

 

Shots/Special Teams:

 

Shots

PP

PK

PIM

CLE

31

1/4

3/3

15 min / 6 inf

UTI

32

0/3

3/4

17 min / 7 inf

Goaltenders:

 

Goaltender

Outcome

Saves

GA

Record

CLE

Johnson

L

28

4

5-9-3

UTI

Schmid

W

28

3

22-8-5

Cleveland Record: 25-34-8-5, 7th North Division

Utica Record: 41-19-8-1, 1st North Division

 

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