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Monsters use late heroics to topple Griffins in overtime

Monsters use late heroics to topple Griffins in overtime

Jan 8, 2022

The Cleveland Monsters defeated the Grand Rapids Griffins 2-1 in overtime on Saturday night at Van Andel Arena. With the overtime win, the Monsters are now 11-8-4-3 and are currently in fourth place in the AHL’s North Division standings.

 

After a scoreless opening period, Grand Rapids’ Kyle Criscuolo started the scoring at 12:53 of the middle frame to put the Griffins ahead 1-0. That lead held until 7:08 in the third period when the Monsters knotted things up 1-1 with a goal from Brett Gallant off assists from Jake Gaudet and Dillon Simpson that sent the game to overtime. Trey Fix-Wolansky was the Monsters’ overtime hero just 14 seconds into the extra frame, scoring the game-winning goal with a helper from Jake Christiansen and Tyler Sikura.

 

Cleveland’s Cam Johnson made 22 stops in the overtime victory while Grand Rapids’ Victor Brattstrom made 34 saves in defeat.

 

The Monsters visit the Chicago Wolves on Sunday, January 9, for a 4:00 p.m. puck drop at Allstate Arena. Follow the game with full coverage on FOX Sports 1350 AM ‘The Gambler’, AHLTV and the Monsters Hockey Network.

 

Scoring:

 

1st

2nd

3rd

OT

SO

Final

CLE

0

0

1

1

-

2

GR

0

1

0

0

-

1

 

Shots/Special Teams:

 

Shots

PP

PK

PIM

CLE

36

0/3

1/3

12 min / 6 inf

GR

23

0/5

0/0

8 min / 4 inf

 

Goaltenders:

 

 

Goaltender

Outcome

Saves

GA

Record

CLE

Johnson

W

22

1

1-0-1

GR

Brattstrom

OT

34

2

1-3-2

 

Cleveland Record: 11-8-4-3, 4th North Division

Grand Rapids Record: 13-10-4-1, 3rd Central Division

 

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