Monsters defeat Wolves 4-3 in shootout

Monsters defeat Wolves 4-3 in shootout

The Cleveland Monsters defeated the Chicago Wolves 4-3 in a shootout after squandering an early 3-1 lead in the 1st period.

A much needed win on the road for the Cleveland Monsters as they took down the Chicago Wolves 4-3 in a shootout in their first of two straight matchups.

Cleveland scored first thanks to Tyler Angle’s first goal of the season that was assisted by Dillon Simpson and Andre Peeke. Chicago answered just 12 seconds later to tie things up at 1. The Monsters would add two more goals in the 1st, Zach Jordan made it 2-1 with a power play goal that was assisted by Gavin Bayreuther. Adam Helewka would add one more with Trey Fix-Wolansky and Andrew Peeke assisting on the goal.

The Wolves would scratch and claw their way back as they scored 19 seconds into the 2nd period. Chicago would again score in the 3rd to make it a 3-3- game 2:43 into the 3rd period. Cleveland not being able to score in the 2nd and 3rd periods led to an overtime period, neither team would score and the game proceeded to go to a shootout.

Justin Scott would score the only goal of the shootout while Helewka and Fix-Wolansky did not score as the final score was 4-3.

Matiss Kivlenieks started in goal for the Monsters and made 36 saves on 39 shots on goal. This was Kivenieks’ second game of the year, both were wins for Cleveland. Kivlenisk has saved 63 shots on goal this season and has allowed 6 goals on the year. With the overtime period, Kivleniek’s GAA is just under 3 at 2.89 for the season.

The Monsters have a chance to sweep the two-game series with Chicago Saturday at 4:00 P.M.

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