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Monsters Square Up for Road Matchup Against Milwaukee

 

In the seventh of eight meetings between the two teams this season, the Cleveland Monsters, proud affiliate of the NHL’s Columbus Blue Jackets, drop the puck vs. the Milwaukee Admirals, AHL affiliate of the NHL’s Nashville Predators, on Tuesday with full coverage, live from UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena, underway at 8:00 pm on Alt 99.1 and the Monsters Hockey Network.

MONSTERS PRE-SCOUT: Following a 1-3 road loss to the Chicago Wolves on Sunday, the Cleveland Monsters enter today’s game at 12-21-3-3 on the season. With a .385 points percentage, the Monsters currently rank seventh in the AHL’s Central Division standings and 15th in the Western Conference standings. Cleveland is led in scoring by C Carter Camper (7-19-26), C Alex Broadhurst (8-10-18), and RW Miles Koules (8-7-15).

ADMIRALS PRE-SCOUT: In the wake of a 3-5 road loss to the Iowa Wild on Saturday, the Milwaukee Admirals enter today’s game at 21-16-4-0 overall this season. With a .561 points percentage, the Admirals currently rank fifth in the AHL’s Central Division standings and tenth in the Western Conference. Milwaukee is led in scoring by RW Bobby Butler (20-13-33), C Emil Pettersson (8-20-28), and LW Harry Zolnierczyk (15-12-27).

SEASON SERIES: Tuesday marks the seventh of eight games between the Monsters and Admirals this season and the third of four meetings between the two teams at UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena this year. Cleveland is 2-3-0-1 vs. Milwaukee overall this season with a -3 goal differential (15/18). On the road vs. the Admirals, the Monsters are 0-1-0-1 this season with a -2 goal differential (2/4).

MONSTERS GOALTENDERS

Matiss Kivlenieks
OVERALL:      23 GP, (6-13-2), 0 SO, 3.22 GAA, .888 SV%
LAST APPEARANCE:      (23/25) in 1-3 L at CHI (1/21/18))
HEAD-TO-HEAD:      2 GP, (1-1-0), 0 SO, 4.02 GAA, .852 SV%
ON THE ROAD:      12 GP, (2-7-1), 0 SO, .882 SV%

 

Ivan Kulbakov
 OVERALL:      6 GP, (0-4-0), 0 SO, 4.02 GAA, .868 SV%
LAST APPEARANCE:      (12/14) in 38:18 of relief in 3-5 L at CHI (1/3/18)
HEAD-TO-HEAD:      1 GP, (0-0-0), 0 SO, 9.00 GAA, .667 SV%
ON THE ROAD:      3 GP, (0-2-0), 0 SO, .873 SV%

 

Jeff Zatkoff
 OVERALL:      N/A
LAST APPEARANCE:      N/A
HEAD-TO-HEAD:      N/A
ON THE ROAD:      N/A

ADMIRALS GOALTENDERS

Anders Lindback
OVERALL:      29 GP, (18-8-3), 1 SO, 2.76 GAA, .913 SV%
LAST APPEARANCE:   (23/28) in 3-5 L at IA (1/20/18)
HEAD-TO-HEAD:      3 GP, (3-0-0), 0 SO, 2.27 GAA, .934 SV%
AT HOME:      15 GP, (7-6-2), 1 SO, .913 SV%

 

Jake Paterson
OVERALL:      2 GP, (0-2-0), 0 SO, 3.58 GAA, .891 SV%
LAST APPEARANCE:   (36/38) in 1-2 L at GR (11/5/17)
HEAD-TO-HEAD:      N/A
AT HOME:      1 GP, (0-1-0), 0 SO, 5.07 GAA, .808 SV%

KEYS TO SUCCESS:

  • TRANSACTIONS ABOUND: Monday was a busy off-day for the Monsters as the team saw the departure of D John Ramage via the Columbus Blue Jackets’ trading the veteran to the NHL’s Arizona Coyotes in exchange for future considerations, and Cleveland received G Jeff Zatkoff from Columbus on assignment following the Blue Jackets’ acquiring Zatkoff from the Los Angeles Kings in exchange for future considerations as well.
  • SINKING THE ADMIRALS: Monsters C Carter Camper (6 GP, 1-5-6) and RW Hayden Hodgson (2 GP, 2-0-2) are scoring at a point-per-game pace vs. Milwaukee so far this season.
  • AWESOME ANDERS: Admirals G Anders Lindback currently leads the AHL in wins (18), minutes played (1761:18), and shootout wins (4, T1st), and ranks second league-wide in total saves (852).