Another Shutout for Weiman in Win over IceHogs

Everything came together for the Monsters on Saturday.  Tyler Weiman's goaltending, Jamie Lundmark's scoring streak, and perfect penalty killing combined for a 2-0 win in Rockford on Saturday night.

The Monsters were running and gunning in the opening stanza, putting up 20 shots, their most in a period this season.  None were able to find the back of the net however, while none of the IceHogs' 12 did either.  The first period came and went with no score, but Lake Erie wasted little time in changing that after the break.

It took just :22 ticks into the second set for the Monsters to get on the board, when Eric Healey snuck one by IceHogs goalie Corey Crawford.  He was assisted by Jamie Lundmark and Ray Macias.  Healey leads Lake Erie with 23 points (9g, 14a).  The Monsters, despite being outshot, held the IceHogs scoreless for another period, and headed into the third with a one-goal lead.

Lake Erie would hold that advantage through most of the last period, keeping Rockford and their 10 shots at bay.  Center Jamie Lundmark added another goal for good measure, giving the Monsters the final 2-0 score at 18:12.  Lundmark has now scored in his last four straight games.  He was assisted by Healey and Jeff Jillson.  Lundmark's current scoring streak is the longest in the history of the franchise. 

Weiman was perfect in goal, saving all 33 shots he faced, and recording his second shutout of the season.  His first came just two games - one week - ago in a 3-0 win over Rochester at home on December 29th.  Tonight's game was the third shutout overall this season for Lake Erie, as Jason Bacashihua recorded one in net on November 15th against Quad City.  On the other end of the ice, Crawford had 29 saves on 31 shots for Rockford.

Saturday was Lake Erie's third consecutive game on the road, after dropping two in Manitoba over the New Year holiday.  The power play made the difference in both Moose losses, as the Monsters could not stop Manitoba on the man advantage.  On Monday, all three of the Moose's goals came on the power play, as the team went 3/6.  The following night, Manitoba went  2/5, netting half their scores on the advantage.  The Monsters must have worked on their killing in practice during the week, as they stopped all five of the IceHogs power plays on Saturday.

The Monsters return home on Sunday for the second half of a back-to-back, hosting the Hamilton Bulldogs at 5:00 p.m. at Quicken Loans Arena.  It will be the first-ever meeting between the division foes.

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