Monsters Stumble in 7-1 Loss to Senators
BELLEVILLE, ON - The AHL's Cleveland Monsters fell to the Belleville Senators 7-1 on Saturday night at CAA Arena. With the loss, the Monsters are now 12-11-1-1 and are currently in seventh place in the AHL's North Division standings with 26 points.
Alex Formenton scored for Belleville just 28 seconds into the game, but Markus Hannikainen responded with a tally at 7:26 assisted by Kevin Stenlund and Nathan Gerbe to tie the game. The Senators regained the lead at 18:06 after a marker from Max Veronneau sending the teams into the first intermission with a 2-1 score.
Belleville scored three goals in the middle frame pushing the host's lead to 5-1 beginning with Drake Batherson's tally at 4:46. Fomenton converted on a penalty shot at 8:23 to bring the score to 4-1 followed by Josh Norris notching the Senators fifth goal at 16:49.
The Senators secured the lead in the final period with two goals from Veronneau and Rudolfs Balcers to bring the final score to 7-1.
Matiss Kivlenieks made 25 saves in the loss while Belleville's Marcus Hogberg stopped 29 pucks for the win.
The Monsters travel to face off against the Laval Rocket on Tuesday night with a 7:00 p.m. puck drop at Place Bell. Follow the games with full coverage on ALT 99.1, AHLTV and the Monsters Hockey Network.
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1st 2nd 3rd OT SO Final
CLE 1 0 0 - - 1
BEL 2 3 2 - - 7
Shots PP PK PIM
CLE 30 0/7 5/5 17 min / 7 inf
BEL 32 0/5 7/7 21 min / 9 inf
Goaltender Outcome Saves GA Record
CLE Kivlenieks L 25 7 6-4-2
BEL Hogberg W 29 1 7-6-0
Cleveland Record: 12-11-1-1, 7th North Division
Belleville Record: 14-9-1-0, 4th North Division
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