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STRONG SECOND PERIOD KEYS MONSTERS COMEBACK WIN IN ROCHESTER

Strong second period keys Monsters comeback win in Rochester

Apr 23, 2022

The Cleveland Monsters defeated the Rochester Americans 4-2 on Saturday night at Blue Cross Arena. With the win, the Monsters are now 26-34-8-5 and are currently in seventh place in the AHL’s North Division standings.

 

Rochester took control in the opening period with goals from Lukas Rousek at 2:40 and Brandon Biro on the power play at 10:12 to give the Americans a two goal lead. Cleveland answered on the man advantage at 19:40 with a Trey Fix-Wolansky goal, assisted by Cole Fonstad, to make it 2-1 Rochester heading into the first break. In the middle stanza, the Monsters used a Tyler Sikura goal at 2:11 from Robbie Payne and Roman Ahcan to tie the game at two apiece before Ahcan added a tally of his own just 16 seconds later off a Fix-Wolansky feed, giving Cleveland a 3-2 lead. The Monsters defense stood strong in the third while Justin Scott took advantage of the empty net off an assist from Tristan Mullin at 18:27 to seal the win for Cleveland.

 

Cleveland’s Cam Johnson made 34 stops in the win while Rochester’s Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen made 22 saves in defeat.

 

The Monsters host the Rochester Americans in the second leg of a home-and-away back-to-back on Sunday, April 24 at 3:00 p.m. from Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse. Follow the games 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

1

2

1

-

-

4

ROC

2

0

0

-

-

2

 

Shots/Special Teams:

 

Shots

PP

PK

PIM

CLE

26

1/2

3/4

10 min / 5 inf

ROC

34

1/4

1/2

6 min / 3 inf

 

Goaltenders:

 

Goaltender

Outcome

Saves

GA

Record

CLE

Johnson

W

32

2

6-9-3

ROC

Luukonen

L

22

3

14-14-6

 

Cleveland Record: 26-34-8-5, 7th North Division

Rochester Record: 36-27-7-3, 5th North Division

 

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