CLEVELAND MONSTERS HOCKEY TORONTO MARLIES AHL

Notes & Quotes: Nov. 23 v Toronto Marlies

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Cleveland Monsters v. Toronto Marlies
Nov. 23, 2018 - Quicken Loans Arena

 

Notes:

  • Justin Wade had his first professional point last night with an assist on Paul Bittner's goal
  • Zac Dalpe ended the night with two primary assists for his sixth multi-point game of the season. Paul Bittner had his third multi-point game of the season, finishing with 1 goal and 1 assist. Mark Letestu scored two goals for his fourth multi-point night including a short-handed goal
  • Five Monsters players are currently riding point streaks (Clendening 3G, Cross 4G, Stenlund 2G, Gerbe 2G)
    • Including Sonny Milano who has a six-game point streak after playing in seven games
  • The Monsters are now 3-7-2-0 in games played the Friday after Thanksgiving in franchise history
    • 3-3-2-0 at home
  • The Monsters have kicked off three games in a row facing the Marlies following last night's 6-5 OTL. The Monsters have only faced the saem team for three games in a row six other times in franchise history. Out of those six times, the Monsters were matched up with the Marlies three times (2009-10, 2012-13, and 2013-14) 
  • Last night was the first time the Monsters have lost to the Marlies since April 8, 2016 (4-3 OTL)

 

Quotes:

 

 

On overcoming a two-goal deficit twice... "I will give our guys credit - we did battle back, we did get a point out of the game... we'll take the point and move on."

On playing Toronto two more times this upcoming week... "We'll make our corrections, we'll talk about what we did well and not so well. We'll make our corrections and come ready to play."

On Letestu... "Experience. He's a real smart hockey player who is pretty crafty, understands the game, understands what has to be done in different situations. He's a smart guy and there's a lot of guys on our team who can learn from the way he plays the game and the way he approaches it."

On intermission adjustments... "We played better, we had no choice to. That's how we played in the first. We came alive, we had our chances - we battled through and we got a point. It wasn't pretty but we'll take the point and move on."