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Notes & Quotes: Jan. 5 v Utica Comets

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Cleveland Monsters v. Utica Comets
Jan. 5, 2019 - Quicken Loans Arena

 

Notes:

  • The Monsters are now 4-5-1-2 in franchise history against Utica and 1-1-0-0 so far this season
  • In back-to-back games versus the same opponent this season, Cleveland has a 4-1-1-1 record in the second game played. In the three matchups this season where the Monsters lost the first game of the weekend, they won two of second games and had an overtime loss in the third
  • Out of the 12 franchise matchups between the Monsters and the Comets, seven of them have ended with a 3-2 final score
  • Cleveland and Utica combined for eight goals on Saturday afternoon marking the second-highest amount since nine goals on December 27, 2014
  • Cleveland is now 2-3-0-0 in franchise history for the first game of a new calendar year played at home
  • Nathan Gerbe and Sonny Milano both scored their eighth goals of the season putting Gerbe on a three-game point streak (1G, 4A) and Milano on a two-game goal streak
  • Mark Letestu is currently on a three-game point streak following an assist on Saturday afternoon (1G, 4A)
  • Kole Sherwood has his second point streak of the year following an assist against Utica (1G, 1A)

 

Quotes:

 

On the goalie switch.. "You hope in those situations the guys rally around him but it certainly wasn't J-F (Berube)'s fault and that's why we gave him a break and put Brad (Thiessen) in in the third."

On tomorrow's match up... "You have to have a short memory, you get the chance to redeem yourself."

On Clendening's absence... "One player doesn't make a team... but we certainly do miss him."