Feb 3rd, 2015
Monsters To Conclude Road Trip In Milwaukee
MATCHUP To conclude a three-game road trip, the Lake Erie Monsters (19-16-4-3) will visit the Milwaukee Admirals (25-13-2-3) Tuesday at 8:00 p.m. The Monsters have points in their last five games, and are 5-1-2-0 over their last eight games. Milwaukee has been one of the hottest teams in the AHL, coming off a 4-0 win in Grand Rapids on Saturday and carrying a record of 10-1-0-0 over their last 11 contests. The Monsters won in their last outing by a 2-1 score in overtime Saturday in Oklahoma City against the league-leading Barons, and they took three of a possible four points in their two-game set in Oklahoma City.
LAST TIME OUT Calvin Pickard posted the most saves in a game for a Monsters goalie all season with 43, and the Monsters topped Oklahoma City 2-1 in overtime on the road Saturday. Ben Street sealed the win with a penalty shot goal with no time remaining in overtime. Andrew Agozzino scored for the fifth straight game for the Monsters.
WHO TO WATCH: MONSTERS Agozzino has goals in five straight games, and is now one game away from tying the Monsters record for most consecutive games with a goal. Brian Willsie had a six-game goal scoring streak in the 2008-09 season. Agozzino is also nine points behind all-time leader T.J. Hensick on the Monsters all-time points chart. Agozzino needs nine goals to tie David van der Gulik atop the Monsters all-time goals chart. Agozzino currently has 49 goals as a Monster.
WHO TO WATCH: ADMIRALS All-star rookie forward Brendan Leipsic leads the Admirals with 32 points, and has 10 assists over his last nine games played for the Admirals.
TUNE IN Catch all of Tuesday's action, live from Milwaukee, beginning at 8:00 p.m. Eastern with Doug Plagens on the play-by-play.