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Monsters tie North Division Semifinals with 4-3 overtime win against Senators

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BELLEVILLE, ON – The Cleveland Monsters beat the Belleville Senators 4-3 on Friday night at CAA Arena. With the win, the Monsters evened the North Division Semifinals best-of-five series 1-1.

The Senators struck first in the opening frame with a goal from Wyatt Bongiovanni at 2:05, but Tyler Angle responded with a tally at 7:52 off assists from Jake Gaudet and Stefan Matteau to tie the game. Belleville’s Cole Reinhardt notched a marker at 15:20, but Gaudet recorded an unassisted goal at 16:39 sending the teams to the first intermission tied 2-2. Josh Dunne scored the lone tally of the middle frame at 3:38 off feeds from David Jiricek and Justin Pearson putting the Monsters ahead 3-2 after 40 minutes. The Senators evened the score after a power-play goal from Stephen Halliday at 9:05 forcing the game into extra time. Cole Clayton was the overtime hero for the Monsters scoring at 4:06 off a feed from Angle securing the 4-3 win and tying the series 1-1.

Cleveland’s Jet Greaves stopped 36 shots for the win while Belleville’s Mads Sogaard made 31 saves in defeat.

The Monsters and Senators return to Cleveland for Game 3 of the North Division Semifinals on Wednesday, May 8, 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 2 1 0 1 4
BEL 2 0 1 0 3


Shots/Special Teams:

  Shots PP PK PIM
CLE 35 0/3 4/5 12 min / 6 inf
BEL 39 1/5 3/3 8 min / 4 inf



  Goaltender Outcome Saves GA Playoff Record
CLE Greaves W 36 3 1-1-0
BEL Sogaard L 31 4 3-2-0

Cleveland Monsters Official Press Release

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