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Monsters skate away with big 3-2 overtime win against Penguins

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CLEVELAND – The Cleveland Monsters beat the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins 3-2 in overtime on Sunday evening in front of 10,182 fans at the Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse. With the win, the Monsters are now 35-18-3-3 and are currently in first place in the AHL’s North Division standings.

Following a scoreless first period, Justin Pearson recorded a tally just 25 seconds into the middle frame with helpers from Roman Ahcan and Cole Clayton. Vinnie Hinostroza converted on the man advantage for the Penguins at 10:58 to send both teams to the final intermission tied 1-1. Wilkes-Barre/Scranton’s Sam Poulin grabbed a marker at 8:43 of the third period, but David Jiricek responded with a goal at 18:39 assisted by Marcus Bjork and Owen Sillinger to force the game to extra time. Stanislav Svozil scored a power-play tally at 2:57 of overtime off feeds from Samuel Knazko and Sillinger to secure the 3-2 win for the Monsters.

Cleveland’s Jet Greaves made 32 saves for the win while Wilkes-Barre/Scranton’s Joel Blomqvist stopped 14 shots in defeat.

The Monsters host a rematch against the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins on Monday, March 18, at 7:00 p.m. 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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  1st 2nd 3rd OT SO Final
CLE 0 1 1 1 3
WBS 0 1 1 0 2


Shots/Special Teams:

  Shots PP PK PIM
CLE 17 1/3 3/4 8 min / 4 inf
WBS 34 1/4 2/3 6 min / 3 inf



  Goaltender Outcome Saves GA Record
CLE Greaves W 32 2 27-10-3
WBS Blomqvist OT 14 3 19-9-6

Cleveland Record: 35-18-3-3, 1st North Division

Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Record: 30-20-8-1, 3rd Atlantic Division

Cleveland Monsters Official Press Release

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