Monsters Come up Short in 4-3 Loss to Wolves
CHICAGO - The Cleveland Monsters fell to the Chicago Wolves 4-3 on Sunday night at Allstate Arena. With the loss, the Monsters are now 11-9-4-3 and are currently in fourth place in the AHL's North Division standings.
Cole Fonstad wasted no time putting the Monsters in front with a deflection off assists from Trey Fix-Wolansky and Tyler Sikura just 35 seconds into the game. Chicago was quick to respond with a power play goal from Jack Drury at 12:48, followed shortly after by an even strength tally from Artyom Serikov at 15:25 that gave the Wolves a 2-1 lead after the opening period. The Monsters controlled the middle frame thanks to Jake Gaudet's first professional goal at 2:33 with helpers from Billy Sweezey and Tim Berni, followed by a Josh Dunne marker at 9:44 with assists to Brendan Gaunce and Kevin Stenlund, which gave Cleveland a 3-2 advantage entering the final period. The Wolves used a goal from Andrew Poturalski to tie things up again 24 seconds into period three, before Stefan Noesen put Chicago up for good with a goal at 9:53 on the power play, giving Chicago a 4-3 victory.
Cleveland's Jet Greaves made 30 stops in defeat while Chicago's Daniel Mannella made 25 saves in the victory.
The Monsters visit the Rockford IceHogs on Friday, January 14th for an 8:00 p.m. puck drop at BMO Harris Bank Center. Follow the game with full coverage on FOX Sports 1350 AM 'The Gambler', AHLTV and the Monsters Hockey Network.
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1st 2nd 3rd OT SO Final
CLE 1 2 0 - - 3
CHI 2 0 2 - - 4
Shots PP PK PIM
CLE 28 1/5 4/6 26 min / 9 inf
CHI 34 2/6 4/5 14 min / 7 inf
Goaltender Outcome Saves GA Record
CLE Greaves L 30 4 1-2-0
CHI Mannella W 25 3 1-0-0
Cleveland Record: 11-9-4-3, 4th North Division
Chicago Record: 22-5-1-1, 1st Central Division
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