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Preview: Monsters, Rampage Meet One Last Time This Season

The Monsters look to not get swept by the Rampage in tonight’s game.

John Saraya/Cleveland Monsters

Cleveland Monsters at San Antonio Rampage

Tuesday, March 14th @ 8pm est

AT&T Center, San Antonio, Texas

Radio: 99x(99.1); 99x Online

Twitter: @SARampage

@MonstersHockey , #CLEMonsters

Cleveland Monsters, 27-24-3-4; 61 points; 5th Central; 10th West

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San Antonio Rampage, 23-32-4-1, 51 points, 8th Pacific, 16th West

The Monsters and Rampage meet for the fourth and final time tonight. The Rampage have a 3-0 lead in the series. Tonight, the Monsters look to not get swept by the Rampage.

After being returned to the Monsters by the Blue Jackets, T.J.Tynan will be a welcome addition to tonight's game. His quickness and ability to shine bright on the power play/penalty kill units will be welcomed with open arms.

Akim Aliu has been on fire during the last part of this road trip. He has five points over the course of four games.

The Monsters had a day off between matchups with the Rampage this week. While the Rampage play back-to-back-to-back games. The Monsters have to come out strong in the first period and keep the momentum going all game long.

Rampage Monsters
13-5-1-0 Leading After 1 9-2-1-2
15-0-1-0 Leading After 2 15-2-0-2
7-8-2-1 Tied After 1 13-8-2-1
6-10-2-0 Tied After 2 9-5-3-0
3-19-1-0 Trailing After 1 5-15-0-1
2-22-1-1 Trailing After 2 3-18-0-2
9-12-1-0 Outshooting Opponent 12-9-1-2
12-20-3-1 Outshot by Opponent 15-16-2-1

Season Series

10/27/2016 – Rampage (4) @ Monsters (2) = L – recap

10/28/2016 – Rampage (4) @ Monsters (1) = L – recap

03/12/2017 – Monsters (3) @ Rampage (4) = L – recap

03/13/2017

Stats Matchup

Rampage Monsters
2.42 (29) GPG 2.47 (28)
3.17 (24) GAPG 2.81 (15)
15.7% (22) PP% 13.9% (29)
83.1% (10) PK% 83.9% (7)
Rocco Grimaldi, 25 G Leader Oliver Bjorkstrand, 14
Colin Smith, 23 A Leader T.J. Tynan, 23
Rocco Grimaldi, 44 P Leader Sonny Milano, 31
A.J. Greer, 71 PIM Leader Brett Gallant, 98
11-14-4-0 Road/Home 13-16-1-2
2-8-0-0 Last 10 4-5-1-0
2-0-0-0 Streaks 0-1-0-0