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Recap: Monsters Play Great But Fall Short

The Cleveland Monsters fell to the Chicago Wolves, 4-3, in regulation.

Photo Credit: John Saraya/Cleveland Monsters

Cleveland Monsters (3) at Chicago Wolves (4)

Attendance: 3,233

Starters

Monsters

T.Broadhurst-Scott-A.Broadhurst

Austin-Cockerill

Kivlenieks

Wolves

MacEachern-Megan-Thompson

Casto-Bischoff

Dansk

Monsters Lines

T.Broadhurst-Scott-A.Broadhurst

Gerbe-Camper-Schroeder

Pendenza-Kirkpatrick-Koules

Maletta-Vigneault-Thurkauf

Monsters Pairings

Austin-Cockerill

Somerby-Collins

Gaunce-Carlsson

Goal Recap

The Chicago Wolves struck twice in the first period.

Joe Pendenza went to the box for hooking 5:45 into the game. 12 seconds into the Wolves’ power play Matiss Kivlenieks made an incredible save on Jason Garrison. Teemu Pulkkinen rushed into the crease to pick up the puck and pop it into the net.

The Wolves extended their lead with 7:34 left in the period. After receiving a pass from Jake Bischoff, Wade Megan took off towards the net. He fired and Kivlenieks kicked the puck away. Mackenzie MacEachern fires the rebound into the net.

The Cleveland Monsters cut the Wolves’ lead in half 7:05 into the second period. Nathan Gerbe launched a rocked from just below the blue line. Terry Broadhurst grabbed a piece of it as it entered the net.

Two minutes and 22 seconds later, TJ Tynan won the faceoff and got the puck to Jason Garrison. He passed the puck to Tomas Hyka who one-timed it into the net.

With 5:37 left in the second period, Carter Camper fired the puck across the ice to Alex Broadhurst who fired it home for the goal. The Monsters were now within one of the Wolves, 3-2.

A minute and a hal into the third period, the Wolves extended their lead to 4-2. Pulkkinen fired a shot from the left faceoff dot towards the net. Tynan poked it past Kivlenieks for the goal.

Three minutes later the Monsters cut the Wolves’ lead to 4-3.

Camper fired a shot from the right faceoff dot and T.Broadhurst redirected it into the net.

But Wait! There’s More

Quick Thoughts

  • Instead of continually making phenomenal blocks and kick saves, Kivlenieks had to stuff the puck most of the night. Monsters struggled with picking up rebounds. Kivlenieks couldn’t risk the Wolves scooping up a rebound.
  • Nick Moutrey made the trip with the Monsters and should be back in the lineup sometime soon.
  • Honestly, the Monsters played very well tonight. They had a few minor issues but nothing serious. The Wolves just managed to get the best of them.

3 Stars

1st – T.J. Tynan (1g, 2a)

2nd – Terry Broadhurst (2g, 0a)

3rd – Carter Camper (0g, 3a)

Game Stats

Game Stats - Chicago Wolves vs Cleveland Monsters - 02.15.2018

Captaincy Report

The “A” was adorned on the sweaters of Alex Broadhurst, Carter Camper, and Nathan Gerbe.

Penalty Book/Milestones

Nathan Gerbe scored his 100th career AHL point.

What’s Next

The Monsters head to Rockford on Saturday to take on the IceHogs at 7pm est. This will be the last time the two teams play each other during the 2017-18 regular season.

On Sunday, they head back to Rosemont to play the Wolves at 3pm est.