Monsters Drop Game 3 to Marlies by 2-0 Final Score
Cleveland trails Toronto 3-0 in best-of-seven North Division Finals heading into Tuesday’s Game 4
The AHL’s Cleveland Monsters were defeated on Sunday at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse by the Toronto Marlies in Game 3 of the team’s best-of-seven North Division Final series by a final score of 2-0. Following the loss, the Monsters now trail the Marlies three games to none with Game 4 of the series on Tuesday in Cleveland at 7:00 p.m.
The Marlies posted the only goal in the first two periods of play at 13:24 of the opening period when Adam Brooks made it 1-0 for Toronto. Despite numerous Monsters scoring chances in the third, Toronto’s Dmytro Timashov sealed a 2-0 Marlies victory with an empty-net goal at 19:30 of the final stanza.
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Cleveland goaltender Brad Thiessen fell to 3-4 in the postseason despite a 24-save performance while Marlies backstop Kasimir Kaskisuo posted a 35-save shutout to improve to 6-0 in the postseason.
Next up for the Monsters, it's Game 4 of the team’s North Division Final series vs. the Marlies on Tuesday with full coverage, live from Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse, underway at 7:00 p.m. EST on Alt 99.1, AHLTV and the Monsters Hockey Network.
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