Preview: Sixty Minutes of Play is the Only Way for the Monsters to Succeed
The Cleveland Monsters take on the Iowa Wild tonight at 7pm.
Iowa Wild at Cleveland Monsters
Saturday, January 27th, 2018
Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland, Ohio
Radio: 99x(99.1); 99x Online
Television: Fox Sports Ohio
Twitter: @IAWild, @Monstershockey
Cleveland Monsters; 13-21-4-3, 33 points, .402 win%, 7th Central, 15th West
Iowa Wild; 20-13-7-3, 50 points, .581 win%, 3rd Central, 5th West
The Cleveland Monsters were the better team on Thursday night. However, their inability to play a full sixty minutes of hockey and keep the momentum in their favor is what cost the Monsters the game.
Tonight, the Monsters must play a full 60 minutes of hockey. Their heads must be in the game at all times and they need to keep the momentum in their favor.
Joonas Korpisalo, Dean Kukan, and Markus Hannikainen will be in the lineup for the Monsters tonight. Don’t get attached. They will be sent back to Columbus in time for the Jackets game on Tuesday night.
11/11/2017 – Monsters (1) at Wild (6) – Preview – Recap
11/12/2017 – Monsters (2) at Wild (3) – SO - Preview – Recap
12/18/2017 – Wild (3) at Monsters (0) – Preview - Recap
12/20/2017 – Wild (4) at Monsters (5) – OT – Preview - Recap
01/07/2018 – Monsters (1) at Wild (4) – Preview - Recap
01/25/2018 – Wild (4) at Monsters (3) – OT – Preview - Recap
On This Date
This is only the second time the Monsters have played on January 27th. They beat the Hamilton Bulldogs 2-1 during the 2010-11 season. Justin Mercier and Mark Olver were the goal scorers.
Tonight’s game is the first time they have played at home on this date.