Monsters Best Checkers 2-1 in Extra TimeNov 1, 2019
The AHL’s Cleveland Monsters beat the Charlotte Checkers 2-1 in overtime Friday evening at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse. With the win, the Monsters are now 6-3-0-1 and are currently in fourth place in the AHL’s North Division standings with 13 points.
Cleveland’s Dillon Simpson extended the new Monsters franchise record to 13 consecutive unanswered goals to get the scoring started for the night, but Charlotte’s Kyle Wood stopped the streak with the Checkers responding marker leaving the teams to be tied 1-1 through regulation. 42 seconds into overtime, Nathan Gerbe was hooked by a Checkers player resulting in a penalty shot that the co-captain converted on to secure the win. Cleveland’s Matiss Kivlenieks stopped 20 shots for the win while Charlotte’s backstop Alex Nedeljkovic had 31 saves in the loss.
|CLE||33||0/4||3/4||13 min / 5 inf|
|CHA||21||1/4||4/4||13 min / 6 inf|
Cleveland Record: 6-3-0-1, 3rd North Division
Charlotte Record: 4-4-1-0, 7th Atlantic Division
The Monsters and Charlotte Checkers faceoff again on Sunday with a 1:00 p.m. puck drop at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse. Follow the games with full coverage on ALT 99.1, AHLTV and the Monsters Hockey Network.
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