Monsters Fall Just Short in Overtime as Wolves Win, 3-2
Alex Broadhurst strikes for pair of goals in thrilling extra-time defeat on home ice at The Q.
The Cleveland Monsters, proud American Hockey League affiliate of the NHL’s Columbus Blue Jackets, were defeated by the Chicago Wolves in overtime on Tuesday at The Q by a final score of 3-2. With the extra-time setback, the Monsters are now 21-33-6-3 overall this season and with a .405 points percentage, remain alone in seventh place in the AHL’s Central Division standings.
Chicago struck for the first period’s only score at 2:23 when Stefan Matteau posted a power-play goal. In the middle frame, Cleveland’s Alex Broadhurst leveled things at one with an extra-man strike of his own at 9:00, assisted by Jordan Schroeder and Nathan Gerbe, before Wolves center Wade Megan pushed Chicago back in front at 16:18 with an even-strength tally to make it 2-1 for the visitors through 40 minutes of play.
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In the third, Broadhurst potted his second of the game just 1:13 into the final stanza to tie the game at two thanks to Garett Cockerill’s and Gerbe’s five-on-five helpers. After the rest of the period slid by scoreless, former Monsters sniper T.J. Tynan ended things at 1:05 of overtime with a game-winning three-on-three conversion to deliver the Wolves a victory by a final score of 3-2.
Monsters goaltender Matiss Kivlenieks is now 12-17-3 overall this season following a 25-save performance, while Chicago’s Oscar Dansk improved to 8-1-2 in net by virtue of a 19-save showing. Next up for the Monsters, it’s a Thursday rematch vs. the Wolves with full coverage, live from The Q, underway at 7:00 pm on Alt 99.1 and the Monsters Hockey Network.
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