Manitoba Moose at Cleveland Monsters
Friday, February 9th, 2018
Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland, Ohio
Radio: 99x(99.1); 99x Online
Cleveland Monsters, 14-24-4-3, 35 points, .389 win%, 7th Central, 15th West
Manitoba Moose, 31-11-3-3, 68 points, .708 win%, 1st Central, 1st West
The Cleveland Monsters and Manitoba Moose faceoff tonight at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio. Both teams are riding a two-game lose streak heading into tonight’s tilt.
The Moose are the better team in this matchup but have been on a bit of a cold streak.
Keys to tonight’s game:
- Defend the crease. The Monsters need to box players out of the crease. They need to make it difficult for the Moose to charge the net.
- Roll all four lines and play multiple units on special teams. This will keep the Monsters from getting tired.
- Stay calm.When a Moose senses fear or anxiety, it is game over. They will jump at the chance to pull momentum their way.
Joonas Korpisalo will likely start for the Monsters tonight.
Eric Comrie was called up to the Winnipeg Jets from the Moose to backup Connor Hellebuyck. In response to this call up, the Moose signed netminder Jake Hildebrand for the forseeable future. It is not known if Hildebrand will see ice time tonight or Sunday.
On This Date
On February 9th, the Monsters have a record of 2-0-0-1. Both wins were at home.
Three goals were scored in each game that took place on this date.