Monsters Fall in Chicago, 3-1

Justin Scott tallies lone marker, Kivlenieks stops 23 pucks in loss at AllState Arena.

The Cleveland Monsters, proud American Hockey League affiliate of the NHL’s Columbus Blue Jackets, were defeated by the Chicago Wolves on Sunday at AllState Arena in Rosemont, IL by a final score of 3-1. With the loss, the Monsters fall to 12-21-3-3 overall this season, and with a .395 points percentage, remain alone in seventh place of the AHL’s Central Division standings.

After a scoreless first period, it was Justin Scott who opened the scoring for the Monsters by delivering an even-strength goal at 2:33 of the second period, set up by Terry Broadhurst to push Cleveland in front, 1-0.

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The third period saw the Wolves respond with three unanswered goals by Jake Bischoff at 8:25, Tomas Hyka at 15:25, and an empty net tally by Wade Megan at 19:00 to cap the scoring for the evening.

Monsters goaltender Matiss Kivlenieks fell to 6-12-2 in net this season despite stopping 23 of the 25 pucks he faced while Wolves backstop Kasimir Kaskisuo improved to 8-10-2 this year by virtue of a 25-save performance.

Next up for the Monsters, it’s a Tuesday road clash vs. the Milwaukee Admirals with full coverage, live from UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena in Milwaukee, WI, underway at 8:00 pm on Alt 99.1 and the Monsters Hockey Network.

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