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Monsters skate away with 7-5 win over Marlies

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CLEVELAND – The Cleveland Monsters beat the Toronto Marlies 7-5 on Wednesday night at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse. With the win, the Monsters are now 25-11-1-1 and are currently in first place in the AHL’s North Division standings.

The Monsters took control of the opening frame starting with a goal from Jake Christiansen at 10:57 with helpers from Cole Clayton and Mikael Pyyhtia followed by a marker from Tyler Angle at 14:13 assisted by Justin Pearson and Cameron Butler setting the score at 2-0 after 20 minutes. Toronto responded with a pair of goals in the second period from Alex Steeves on the power play at 4:41 and Kyle Clifford at 9:32 to tie the game. Angle scored his second tally of the night at 15:32 unassisted sending Cleveland to the final intermission ahead 3-2. The back-and-forth continued into the third period beginning with a Marlies shorthanded goal by Joseph Blandisi at 5:10 that was answered with a marker from Clayton at 6:51 off feeds from Christiansen and Trey Fix-Wolansky. Clifford grabbed his second goal of the night for Toronto at 7:31, but Owen Sillinger responded with a tally at 11:03 assisted by Luca Del Bel Belluz and Fix-Wolansky pushing the score to 5-4. The Marlies added a marker from Max Lajoie at 15:59, but Sillinger snagged his second goal of the evening at 17:17 with helpers from Hunter McKown and Fix-Wolansky once again putting the Monsters ahead. Christiansen put the game away with an empty-net tally at 19:37 assisted by Pyyhtia and Carson Meyer bringing the final score to 7-5.

Cleveland’s Jet Greaves made 33 saves for the win while Toronto’s Dennis Hildeby stopped 12 shots in defeat.

The Monsters welcome the Hartford Wolf Pack on Friday, January 26, at 7:00 p.m. at the 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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  1st 2nd 3rd OT SO Final
CLE 2 1 4 7
TOR 0 2 3 5


Shots/Special Teams:

  Shots PP PK PIM
CLE 19 0/3 3/4 8 min / 4 inf
TOR 38 1/4 3/3 6 min / 3 inf



  Goaltender Outcome Saves GA Record
CLE Greaves W 33 5 19-6-1
TOR Hildeby L 12 6 9-7-3

Cleveland Record: 25-11-1-1, 1st North Division

Toronto Record: 16-14-5-1, 6th North Division

Cleveland Monsters Official Press Release

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