The Cleveland Monsters have been rolling as of last having won 7 of their last 9 games dating back to the end of February.
Looking at the standings in the AHL Central can be a bit misleading. While the Cleveland Monsters sit in second place, they are 12 points behind the leader (Chicago) and have played three less games. That being said, even with less total points, they are ahead of Grand Rapids, Texas, and Iowa due to games played. The good thing for the Monsters is that they appear to heading on an upward trajectory as they begin a rather tough stretch.
Coming off their 4-2 win over the Griffins, Cleveland has won seven of their previous 9 games dating back to February 27th against Rockford. During that span the Monsters have outscored their opponents 35-22, an average of 3.9 goals for and 2.4 goals allowed per game. This is just bit better than their season average of 3.5 and 2.9 respectively. This has propelled them to their recent winning streak and could be a sign of good things to come.
As far as their future games go, the Monsters will need to carry over their recent good play. The rest of April features games against Grand Rapids, Rochester, Chicago, and Texas. This stretch will determine if their season will or will not be a success. It will be incredibly tough to continue this level of performance, but anything can happen especially in Cleveland.