Cleveland Monsters

Monsters Drop First Game of Home-and-Home Series 4-1 to Marlies

November 25, 2022 - American Hockey League (AHL)
Cleveland Monsters News Release

CLEVELAND - The Cleveland Monsters fell to the Toronto Marlies 4-1 on Friday night at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse. With the loss, the Monsters are now 8-6-0-2 and are currently in third place in the AHL's North Division standings.

Toronto's Adam Gaudette notched a power-play tally at 11:03 of the opening frame leaving Cleveland trailing 1-0 after 20 minutes. Following a scoreless second period, Emil Bemstrom converted on the man advantage at 1:30 off feeds from Josh Dunne and Kirill Marchenko to tie the game 1-1. The Marlies responded with three unanswered goals starting with Nick Abruzzese on the power play at 7:55 followed by empty-net tallies from Alex Steeves at 18:44 and Joseph Blandisi at 19:43 bringing the final score to 4-1.

Cleveland's Pavel Cajan made 24 saves in defeat while Toronto's Joseph Woll stopped 20 shots for the win.

The Monsters make a quick trip to visit the Toronto Marlies on Saturday, November 26, with a 4:00 p.m. puck drop at Coca-Cola Coliseum. Follow the games with full coverage on FOX Sports 1350 'The Gambler', AHLTV and the Monsters Hockey Network.

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1st 2nd 3rd OT SO Final

CLE 0 0 1 - - 1

TOR 1 0 3 - - 4

Shots/Special Teams:


CLE 21 1/4 2/4 8 min / 4 inf

TOR 28 2/4 3/4 8 min / 4 inf


Goaltender Outcome Saves GA Record

CLE Cajan L 24 2 3-3-0

TOR Woll W 20 1 1-0-0

Cleveland Record: 8-6-0-2, 3rd North Division

Toronto Record: 11-5-1-0, 1st North Division


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