ROCHESTER, NY – The Cleveland Monsters beat the Rochester Amerks 3-2 in overtime on Wednesday night at Blue Cross Arena. With the win, the Monsters are now 29-27-5-2 and currently in fifth place in the AHL’s North Division standings.
Josh Dunne opened the scoring just 28 seconds into the first period assisted by Joona Luoto, but Rochester’s Brett Murray responded with a tally at 14:47 tying the game 1-1 after 20 minutes. Following a scoreless middle frame, Mikael Pyyhtia notched his first AHL goal at 1:31 of the third period with helpers from Carson Meyer and Brenden Miller. The Amerks’ Jiri Kulich converted on the power play at 12:15 forcing the game into extra time, but Cole Clayton made quick work scoring just 59 seconds into overtime off feeds from David Jiricek and Owen Sillinger securing the Monsters 3-2 win.
Cleveland’s Jet Greaves made 31 saves for the win, while Rochester’s Malcom Subban made 23 saves in defeat.
The Monsters return home to host the Hershey Bears on Saturday, April 1, with a 6:00 p.m. puck drop at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse. Follow the games with full coverage on FOX Sports 1350 ‘The Gambler’, AHLTV and the Monsters Hockey Network.
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Cleveland Record: 29-27-5-2, 5th North Division
Rochester Record: 31-25-5-3,4th North Division
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