Monsters Fall to Checkers

Scoresheet

The Lake Erie Monsters (12-10-1-1) surrendered three second-period Checkers goals, as well as four unanswered Charlotte goals over the second and third periods, and it was too much to overcome as the Checkers (13-8-0-2) took a 5-1 victory at Time Warner Cable Arena on Friday night. Geoff Walker scored the Monsters only goal, and with an assist, Mike Connolly now has a four-game point streak. In back-to-back games in Charlotte this week, the Monsters came away with a split, earning two of four points.

After a scoreless first period, Brett Sutter netted the game's first goal at 2:46 of the second period on a wrist shot from the right circle.

Walker quickly tied the game for the Monsters on a puck sent out of the right wing corner that deflected off Charlotte goalie Dan Ellis, but it would be all the scoring the Monsters would muster on the night. Walker's goal was assisted by Connolly and Mark Olver at 5:21 of the second period.

Between the 5:54 and 6:21 mark of the second period, Sean Dolan and Justin Krueger scored for Charlotte, putting the Checkers in the lead for the duration, leaving the score at 3-1 for the rest of the second period.

Jerome Samson and Drayson Bowman netted third-period goals to give Charlotte a 5-1 lead; the final score.

Monsters first-year goaltender Sami Aittokallio stopped 30 of 35 in net; he is now 7-6-0. Dan Ellis stopped 36 of 37 for Charlotte, and is now 6-4-2.

The Monsters are back in action Tuesday night in Hamilton against the Bulldogs at 7:30 PM, with all the action airing live on ESPN 850 WKNR.

NOTES: Aittokallio had won back-to-back starts leading up to Friday, and has won back-to-back games three times this season... No Monsters goalie has won three consecutive starts this season... Connolly's three-game goal streak was snapped in the loss, but his assist extended his point streak to four games... With Olver's assist, he now leads the Monsters in helpers with 14 on the season... The Monsters are 4-2-0-0 all-time against the Checkers, and are 1-1-0-0 against them this season... The game included four fights, with Mitchell Heard involved in two of them for the Monsters... Heard entered the evening tied for the AHL rookie lead in fighting majors... Both teams were 0-4 on the power play.

Game Highlights


Search Archive »


  Bookmark and Share

Browse by Year »

2014
2013
2012
2011
2010
2009
2008
2007
2006
0

Browse by Month »

August 2014
July 2014
June 2014
May 2014
April 2014
March 2014
February 2014
January 2014
December 2013
November 2013
October 2013
September 2013
August 2013
July 2013
June 2013
May 2013
April 2013
March 2013
February 2013
January 2013
December 2012
November 2012
October 2012
September 2012
August 2012
July 2012
June 2012
May 2012
April 2012
March 2012
February 2012
January 2012
December 2011
November 2011
October 2011
September 2011
August 2011
July 2011
June 2011
May 2011
April 2011
March 2011
February 2011
January 2011
December 2010
November 2010
October 2010
September 2010
August 2010
July 2010
June 2010
May 2010
April 2010
March 2010
February 2010
January 2010
December 2009
November 2009
October 2009
September 2009
August 2009
July 2009
June 2009
May 2009
April 2009
March 2009
February 2009
January 2009
December 2008
November 2008
October 2008
September 2008
August 2008
July 2008
June 2008
May 2008
April 2008
March 2008
February 2008
January 2008
December 2007
November 2007
October 2007
September 2007
August 2007
July 2007
June 2007
May 2007
March 2007
January 2007
December 2006
May 2006