Chicago Wolves at Cleveland Monsters
Friday, December 8th, 2017; 7pm est
Saturday, December 9th, 2017; 1pm est
Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland, Ohio
Radio: 99x(99.1); 99x Online
Twitter: @Chicago_Wolves , @Monstershockey
Cleveland Monsters, 7-8-2-2, 18 points, .474 win%, 6th Central, 13th West
Chicago Wolves, 6-11-4-1, 17 points, .386 win%, 7th Central, 15th West
The Cleveland Monsters head into the weekend on a five-game lose-streak. They are looking to get their mojo back and use it to propel them through December.
This weekend the Monsters will be reunited with Sonny Milano and Jacob Graves. A new goalie will make an appearance on the roster as Ivan Kulbakov was recalled from the ECHL's Quad City Mallards by the Monsters.
Teemu Pulkkinen leads the Chicago Wolves in all categories. The Monsters will need to be quick on their skates to shut him down at a moments notice. TJ Tynan, Beau Bennett, and Brandon Pirri are the other Wolves the Monsters will have to keep an eye on as well. Especially Tynan since he knows what makes many of the Monsters tick.
Both teams do not fare well when trailing their opponent. If the Monsters can turn the burners on right off the bat and keep them going, they will be able to take down the Wolves two nights in a row.
On This Date
The Monsters have never won a game on December 8th. They have walked away with one out of six possible points. Their opponent has scored over double the number of goals the Monsters have scored, 11-5.
The Monsters have only played two games on December 9th going 1-1-0-0.
This is the first time they have played at home.