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Monsters stay alive with 3-2 win over Bears bringing Eastern Conference Finals series to 3-1

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CLEVELAND – The Cleveland Monsters beat to the Hershey Bears 3-2 on Thursday night at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse in front of 12,814 fans. With the win, the Monsters fought off elimination and trail the Eastern Conference Finals best-of-seven series 3-1.

Josh Dunne opened the scoring at 2:10 of the first period off feeds from Alex Whelan and Justin Pearson, but Hershey’s Ethen Frank grabbed a power-play tally at 18:07 leaving the teams tied 1-1 after 20 minutes. Roman Ahcan put the Monsters ahead after a marker at 7:46 of the middle frame assisted by Jakub Zboril and Jake Gaudet sending Cleveland to the final intermission 2-1. Jake Gaudet scored an unassisted goal at 5:10 of the third period, but Hershey’s Garrett Roe quickly responded with a tally at 5:55 bringing the game back within one. The Monsters held off a late push from the Bears to keep the Eastern Conference Finals series alive with a final score of 3-2.

Cleveland’s Jet Greaves stopped 33 shots for the win while Hershey’s Hunter Shepard made 28 saves in defeat.

The Monsters host the Bears for Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Finals on Saturday, June 8, at 7:00 p.m. at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse with tickets available at 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 Final
CLE 1 1 1 3
HER 1 0 1 2


Shots/Special Teams:

  Shots PP PK PIM
CLE 31 0/2 1/2 4 min / 2 inf
HER 35 1/2 2/2 4 min / 2 inf



  Goaltender Outcome Saves GA Playoff Record
CLE Greaves W 33 2 6-4-0
HER Shepard L 28 3 9-2-0

Official Cleveland Monsters Press Release

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