CLEVELAND – The Cleveland Monsters beat the Toronto Marlies 3-2 in overtime on Friday night in front of 10,688 at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse. With the win, the Monsters are now 27-26-5-2 and currently in sixth place in the AHL’s North Division standings.
After a quick back-and-forth pace for most of the first period, Joona Luoto notched a shorthanded tally at 19:47 assisted by Roman Ahcan putting the Monsters ahead 1-0 after 20 minutes. The Marlies responded in the middle frame with a power-play marker from Kyle Clifford at 6:46 and Max Ellis’ goal at 11:49, but Tyler Angle scored at 14:08 off a feed from Ahcan tying the game 2-2 heading into the final intermission. Following a scoreless third period, the high energy continued into the extra frame where Daniil Tarasov stopped a penalty shot followed by Trey Fix-Wolansky grabbing the game winner with helpers from Jake Christiansen and Cole Sillinger bringing the final score to 3-2.
Cleveland’s Tarasov made 37 saves for the win while Toronto’s Keith Petruzzelli stopped 31 shots in defeat.
The Monsters have a quick turnaround to face the Toronto Marlies on Saturday, March 25, with a 4:00 p.m. puck drop at Coca Cola Coliseum. Follow the games with full coverage on FOX Sports 1350 ‘The Gambler’, AHLTV and the Monsters Hockey Network.
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Cleveland Record: 27-26-5-2, 6th North Division
Toronto Record: 40-18-3-2, 1st North Division
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