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Monsters Return Home for an Admirals Match Up

In the second of four meetings between the two teams this season, the Cleveland Monsters, affiliate of the NHL’s Columbus Blue Jackets, drop the puck vs. the Milwaukee Admirals, AHL affiliate of the NHL’s Nashville Predators, on Friday with full coverage, live from The Q, underway at 7:00 pm on Alt 99.1, AHLTV and the Monsters Hockey Network.

MONSTERS PRE-SCOUT: Following a 2-4 road loss to the Rochester Americans on Wednesday, the Cleveland Monsters enter tonight’s game at 24-23-6-1 on the season. With 55 points, the Monsters currently rank sixth in the AHL’s North Division standings and 12th in the Eastern Conference. Cleveland is led in scoring by LW Nathan Gerbe (10-22-32), C Zac Dalpe (15-14-29) and C Mark Letestu (13-16-29).

ADMIRALS PRE-SCOUT: In the wake of a 2-3 road loss to the Manitoba Moose on Monday, the Milwaukee Admirals enter tonight’s game at 23-21-9-1 on the season. With 56 points, the Admirals currently rank sixth in the AHL’s Central Division standings and tenth in the Western Conference. Milwaukee is led in scoring by LW Adam Helewka (16-22-38), LW Anthony Richard (18-16-34) and LW Cole Schneider (15-18-33).

SEASON SERIES: Friday marks the second of four meetings between the Monsters and Admirals this season and the first of two clashes between the two clubs at Quicken Loans Arena this year. So far this season, Cleveland shows a record of 0-0-1-0 vs. Milwaukee both overall and on the road with a -1 goal differential (2/3).

 

MONSTERS GOALTENDERS

35 J-F Berube
OVERALL:     

37 GP, (16-16-5), 0 SO, 3.04 GAA, .895 S%

LAST APPEARANCE:     

(29/32) in 2-4 L at ROC 2/20/19

HEAD-TO-HEAD:     

1 GP, (0-0-1), 0 SO, 2.86 GAA, .833 S%

AT HOME:     

16 GP, (6-7-3), 0 SO, 3.52 GAA, .885 S%

 

39 Brad Thiessen
OVERALL:     

9 GP, (4-3-1), 0 SO, 3.28 GAA, .886 S%

LAST APPEARANCE:     

(21/25) in 2-4 L at BEL 2/16/19

HEAD-TO-HEAD: N/A
AT HOME:     

5 GP, (3-1-0), 0 SO, 2.62 GAA, .904 S%

 

ADMIRALS GOALTENDERS

1 Troy Grosenick
OVERALL:     

31 GP, (14-12-3), 1 S), 2.51 GAA, .918 S%

LAST APPEARANCE:     

(1/1) in first 1:50 of 2-3 L at MB 2/18/19

HEAD-TO-HEAD:     

N/A

ON THE ROAD:     

17 GP, (8-5-2), 1 SO, 2.59 GAA, .919 S%

 

30 Adam Carlson
OVERALL (RC-ECHL):     

33 GP, (14-13-2), 2 SO, 3.12 GAA, .910 S%

LAST APPEARANCE:     

N/A

HEAD-TO-HEAD:     

N/A

ON THE ROAD:     

N/A

 

33 Tom McCollum
OVERALL:     

26 GP, (9-9-7), 2 SO, 2.77 GAA, .895 S%

LAST APPEARANCE:     

(23/25) in 57:34 of relief in 2-3 L at MB 2/18/19

HEAD-TO-HEAD:     

1 GP, (1-0-0), 0 SO, 1.90 GAA, .938 S%

AT HOME:     

13 GP, (4-5-3), 1 SO, 3.20 GAA, .883 S%

 

KEYS TO SUCCESS:

  • HITTING THE MARK: Monsters C Mark Letestu leads all Cleveland players with two points (0-2-2) in one appearance vs. Milwaukee this season and has three points to his credit (0-3-3) in his past two appearances.
  • SUPER SIMPSON: Cleveland D Dillon Simpson will appear in his 300th professional game on Friday and has two points to his credit (0-2-2) in his past two appearances.
  • ON A ROLL: Cleveland D Doyle Somerby has four points (2-2-4) in his past three appearances and currently ranks second league-wide amongst defensemen in shooting percentage (17.1%).