Monsters Take On Marlies For Autism Awareness Night
MATCHUP Concluding a three-game homestand, the Lake Erie Monsters (31-26-7-4) host the Toronto Marlies (32-26-9-0) in the final game of the four-game season series between the two teams tonight at 7:30 p.m. The Monsters have points in each of the three games this season against Toronto, carrying a 2-0-1-0 record against the Marlies into tonight's contest. The Monsters are coming off a 3-2 overtime loss at home to Milwaukee on Wednesday, while Toronto is coming off a 2-1 home loss to Chicago on Wednesday.
LAST TIME OUT The Monsters led 2-0 into the third period after a first period goal from Trevor Cheek and a second period goal scored by Reid Petryk, but a third period comeback for Milwaukee forced overtime, and the Monsters ultimately fell by a 3-2 score in the extra frame. The Monsters are 3-0-1-0 during their current four-game point streak. Andrew Agozzino's franchise record 12-game point streak snapped in the loss.
WHO TO WATCH: MONSTERS Agozzino's 12-game point streak, which is the longest point streak in the AHL this season, may have come to a close, but the Monsters point leader has enjoyed facing the Marlies this season. In three games against Toronto, Agozzino has two goals and three assists for five points to lead the Monsters.
WHO TO WATCH: MARLIES T.J. Brennan has faced the Monsters this season as a member of the Rockford IceHogs and with Toronto, and in eight total games against the Monsters, he has two goals and eight assists for 10 points. Brennan led all AHL defenseman in points last season as a member of the Marlies.
TUNE IN Catch all of tonight's action, live from The Q, beginning at 7:30 p.m. and airing live on ESPN 850 WKNR with Doug Plagens on the play-by-play.