The Cleveland Monsters found themselves down 2-0 early in the 1st period, but were not able to come back against the Charlotte Checkers.
Sometimes all it takes is a bad 1st period to decide a game. The Cleveland Monsters allowed two goals nearly a minute apart in the 1st period and were not able come back against the Charlotte Checkers, losing 2-1. This was the sixth consecutive loss for the Cleveland Monsters.
Cleveland and Charlotte were close in regards to shots on goal (33-30 in favor of the Checkers). The Monsters did have more power play opportunities, but were only able to convert once in the 3rd period. Charlotte manage to score on one of their three power play chances.
Trey Fix-Wolansky scored the only goal for the Monsters in the 3rd period. This was the 11th goal of the season for Fix-Wolansky.
Veini Vehvilainen got the start in goal for Cleveland, saving 31 of 33 shots on gaol. This was the first game since February 7th in which Vehvilainen allowed less than three goals. Recently assigned Matiss Kivlenieks could get the start on goal Wednesday in the second game against the Checkers.