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Preview: Monsters and Admirals Meet for Brunch

Another mid-morning game for the Monsters.

John Saraya/Cleveland Monsters

Cleveland Monsters at Milwaukee Admirals

Wednesday, March 8th at 11:30 pm est

UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Radio: 99x(99.1); 99x Online

Twitter: @mkeadmirals

@MonstersHockey , #CLEMonsters

Cleveland Monsters; 25-24-3-4, 57 points, 5th Central, 10th West

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Milwaukee Admirals; 33-18-3-3, 72 points, 3rd Central, 5th West

Heading into today's game, the Monsters sit squarely in the number five spot in the division. Down their top two scorers, Oliver Bjorkstrand and T.J.Tynan, the Monsters will have to bring a little extra spunk to this game.

As of right now, they are still missing Anton Forsberg and will depend on Brad Thiessen and Michael Houser to hold down the fort. Thiessen didn't fare so well in the Monsters loss to the Wolves on Saturday. He let in 30 of the 36 shots the Wolves fired off. When the Monsters put Houser in net the third period, he stopped three of four shots. This probably says more about the defense than Houser himself.

The Monsters need to keep their speed and stamina up for the entire game. They were out skated multiple times on Saturday.

Look for Joe Pendenza to create magic in today's game. He always comes to Milwaukee ready to rock n' roll.

UPDATE (9:52am) :

The Jackets assigned T.J. Tynan to the Monsters. If he was assigned last night, Tynan will possibly play today. If Tynan was assigned this morning, he will likely not make it in time to play against the Admirals.

Admirals Monsters
18-0-1-1 Leading After 1 9-2-1-2
17-0-2-1 Leading After 2 13-2-0-2
9-6-1-2 Tied After 1 11-8-2-1
11-3-0-2 Tied After 2 9-5-3-0
6-12-1-0 Trailing After 1 5-14-0-1
5-15-1-0 Trailing After 2 3-17-0-2
11-9-2-0 Outshooting Opponent 12-9-1-2
19-8-1-2 Outshot by Opponent 13-15-2-1

Season Series

11/17/2016 – Milwaukee (1) @ Cleveland (0) = L – recap

11/19/2016 – Milwaukee (2) @ Cleveland (1) = L – recap

12/02/2016 – Milwaukee (1) @ Cleveland (4) = Wrecap

12/03/2016 – Milwaukee (4) @ Cleveland (1) = L – recap

01/24/2017 – Cleveland (5) @ Milwaukee (2) = W – recap

02/07/2017 – Cleveland (4) @ Milwaukee (1) = Wrecap

03/08/2017

04/07/2017

Stats Matchup

Admirals Monsters
2.95 (15) GPG 2.41 (29)
2.84 (15) GAPG 2.80 (11)
19.2% (10) PP% 14.1% (29)
82.6% (12) PK% 85.1% (3)
Pontus Aberg, 18 G Leader Oliver Bjorkstrand, 14
Vladislav Kamenev, 25 A Leader T.J. Tynan, 23
Vladislav Kamenev, 39 P Leader T.J. Tynan, 30
Mike Liambas, 109 PIM Leader Brett Gallant, 89
15-8-3-0 Road/Home 11-15-1-2
7-2-0-1 Last 10 2-6-1-1
2-0-0-1 Streaks 0-1-0-0