The Cleveland Monsters continue their home stand will be hosting the Toronto Marlies for a two set at home Friday evening and Saturday afternoon.
The Cleveland Monsters will be looking to bounce back from their 3-2 loss to the Rochester Americans Wednesday with a two game set against the Toronto Marlies. Cleveland is 0-3 against Toronto this season, their last matchup being a 4-1 loss on New Year’s Eve.
Cleveland has lost two straight games, including six of their last seven. Five of the last six games were on the road, which usually makes things just a bit more difficult. The Monsters have lost their games by an average of four goals to two. Giving up twice as many goals than their opponent over the last seven games is a tough look. It will make things just a bit more difficult when facing the Marlies this weekend.
Toronto has lost three straight games and four of their past five. The previous game before this streak Toronto forfeited due to a medical emergency. Toronto’s opponents are averaging 5.25 goals per game while the Marlies only average 3.6.
If the Monsters want to climb out of last place in the AHL North division they need to start winnings games on a more consistent basis.