Monsters Fight to the Bitter End in 1-0 Loss to Admirals

Cleveland’s Joonas Korpisalo provides 29 stops in hard-fought road loss to Milwaukee.

The Cleveland Monsters, proud American Hockey League affiliate of the NHL’s Columbus Blue Jackets, were defeated by the Milwaukee Admirals at UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena in Milwaukee, WI on Wednesday by a final score of 1-0. With the loss, the Monsters fell to 10-18-3-3 overall this season and with a .382 points percentage, remain alone in seventh place in the AHL’s Central Division standings.

After a scoreless first period, the Admirals claimed a 1-0 lead at 8:19 of the middle frame thanks to an even-strength Trevor Murphy marker before a goal-less final stanza cemented a 1-0 Milwaukee victory.

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Cleveland net-minder Joonas Korpisalo delivered 29 saves in defeat to fall to 1-2-1 in net this season while Admirals goaltender Juuse Saros improved to 2-4-1 with a 27-save shutout.

Next up for the Monsters, it’s a Friday road clash vs. the Grand Rapids Griffins with full coverage, live from Van Andel Arena in Grand Rapids, MI, underway at 7:00 pm on Alt 99.1 and the Monsters Hockey Network.

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