NFL, NBA, NHL stats



Monsters Fall to Devils in Overtime, 4-3

February 10, 2019 - American Hockey League (AHL) - Cleveland Monsters News Release

CLEVELAND - The AHL's Cleveland Monsters were defeated by the Binghamton Devils in overtime on Sunday at The Q by a final score of 4-3. With the loss, the Monsters are now 22-21-5-1 overall this season and with 50 points, find themselves in seventh place in the AHL's North Division standings.

Binghamton grabbed a 1-0 lead at 3:51 of the opening period by virtue of an even-strength Blake Speers tally before Cleveland's Vitaly Abramov tied the game at one with a five-on-five finish at 6:42 set up by Nikita Korostelev and Ryan MacInnis.

From there, the Devils struck for back-to-back power-play goals from Ryan Schmelzer at 19:00 of the first and Brandon Gignac at 5:11 of the second period to grab a 3-1 lead before Korostelev posted an even-strength goal at 19:35 of the middle stanza to draw Cleveland within one at 3-2 with Justin Scott and Doyle Somerby collecting assists on the play.

In the third, Abramov pounded home another even-strength tally, his second of the game, at 14:29 thanks to helpers from Tommy Cross and Korostelev to level the score at three, but in a three-on-three overtime period, Binghamton's Marian Studenic blasted home the game's decisive score at 3:51 of the extra session to deliver the Devils at 4-3 victory.

Monsters goaltender Matiss Kivlenieks stopped four of the seven shots he faced in the first 25:01 of the game before he was relieved by Jean-Francois Berube who denied 16 of the 17 shots he encountered the rest of the way to fall to 14-15-4 this season. On the other side, Binghamton's Cam Johnson improved to 7-9-1 this year by virtue of a 41-save performance.

Next up for the Monsters, it's a Tuesday home clash vs. the Rochester Americans with full coverage, live from The Q, underway at 7:00 pm on Alt 99.1, AHLTV and the Monsters Hockey Network.

Cleveland Monsters tickets for the hottest games of the year on sale now and start at only $10 per seat! Additionally, 2019-20 Monsters Hockey Club memberships, including the best seats for each game, the lowest ticket prices, exclusive year-round benefits and free gear are also on sale now. Visit www.clevelandmonsters.com/holiday or by calling the Monsters sales and service team at 216-420-0000. Be sure to follow the Monsters on Twitter @monstershockey, on Facebook at www.facebook.com/monstershockey, and on Instagram @monstershockey.





Images from this story

Cleveland Monsters right wing Vitaly Abramov vs. the Binghamton Devils
Cleveland Monsters right wing Vitaly Abramov vs. the Binghamton Devils

  

• Discuss this story on the American Hockey League message board...

American Hockey League Stories from February 10, 2019


The opinions expressed in this release are those of the organization issuing it, and do not necessarily reflect the thoughts or opinions of OurSports Central or its staff.