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Monsters skate away with exciting 4-3 overtime win against Marlies

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CLEVELAND – The Cleveland Monsters beat the Toronto Marlies 4-3 in overtime on Wednesday night at the Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse. With the win, the Monsters are now 31-15-3-3 and are currently in first place in the AHL’s North Division standings.

Toronto’s Dylan Gambrell opened the scoring at 14:00 of the first period, but Brendan Gaunce responded with an unassisted tally at 19:46 leaving the teams tied 1-1 after 20 minutes. Cameron Butler grabbed the only marker of the middle frame at 14:00 off feeds from Owen Sillinger and Samuel Knazko putting the Monsters ahead 2-1 heading into the final intermission. The Marlies started the third period with a goal from Joseph Blandisi at 10:26, but Gaunce added his second tally of the night at 16:28 with helpers from Carson Meyer and Marcus Bjork. Toronto’s Kieffer Bellows tied the game 3-3 at 18:42 to force the game into overtime. Trey Fix-Wolansky converted on a feed from Gaunce at 3:31 of the extra frame to secure the 4-3 victory for the Monsters.

Cleveland’s Jet Greaves made 43 saves for the win while Toronto’s Dennis Hildeby stopped 25 shots in defeat.

The Monsters host the Chicago Wolves on Friday, March 1, 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 1 1 1 1 4
TOR 1 0 2 0 3


Shots/Special Teams:

  Shots PP PK PIM
CLE 29 0/4 3/3 13 min / 5 inf
TOR 46 0/3 4/4 15 min / 6 inf



  Goaltender Outcome Saves GA Record
CLE Greaves W 43 3 24-9-3
TOR Hildeby OT 25 4 13-7-6

Cleveland Record: 31-15-3-3, 1st North Division

Toronto Record: 23-16-9-2, 4th North Division

Cleveland Monsters Official Press Release

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