Monsters Claim Second Straight Win, Top IceHogs 3-1
Broadhurst brothers both score, Camper nets game-winner, Kivlenieks stops 29 in victory.
The Cleveland Monsters, proud American Hockey League affiliate of the NHL’s Columbus Blue Jackets, defeated the Rockford IceHogs on Tuesday at BMO Harris Bank Center in Rockford, IL by a final score of 3-1. With the win, the Monsters improved to 16-25-4-3 overall this season and with a .406 points percentage, remain alone in seventh place in the AHL’s Central Division standings.
The Monsters grabbed a 1-0 lead at 4:45 of the opening period when Terry Broadhurst poked home a shorthanded goal thanks to Nathan Gerbe’s lone assist. Later in the frame, Rockford tied things at one via Henrik Samuelsson’s first tally of the season, an even-strength score that came at 16:42 of the period.
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Cleveland reclaimed their advantage with the middle stanza’s lone goal, an even-strength Carter Camper tally at 17:45 that, thanks to assists from Jordan Schroeder and Gerbe, made it 2-1 Monsters through 40 minutes of play.
The third period’s lone score was an unassisted empty-netter from Alex Broadhurst at 19:18 that capped a 3-1 Monsters victory. Cleveland net-minder Matiss Kivlenieks stopped 29 of the 30 pucks he faced on Tuesday to improve to 9-13-2 this season while Rockford’s Jean-Francois Berube fell to 7-8-0 between the pipes this year despite stopping 27 of the 29 shots offered in his direction.
Next up for the Monsters, it’s a Thursday road clash vs. the Chicago Wolves with full coverage, live from Allstate Arena in Rosemont, IL, underway at 8:00 pm on Alt 99.1 and the Monsters Hockey Network.
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