Lake Erie's Offense Not Enough in Chicago

Photos courtesy of Ross Dettman/Chicago Wolves
What seemed like a recipe for success for the Monsters - two power play goals from Mark Olver and outshooting the Wolves by 11 - turned out quite not to be, as Lake Erie fell, 5-2, in Chicago on Sunday night. The loss ended a three-game win streak for the Monsters, who wrapped up three games in three nights. Sunday was the second game in a four-game, five-day road trip for the team, who is in the middle of an eight-game, 11-day span.

The first period nearly finished without a score, until Andre Deveaux scored the first of his eventual three goals on the night. Jamie Hunt and Noah Welch assisted at 17:55. The opening frame came to an end with the Wolves leading 1-0.

It took just 2:23 into the second for Olver to even the score. His power play marker was assisted by Matt Ford and Kevin Montgomery. The helper was Ford's first point since October 24th, and after posting two assists on Saturday, Montgomery has recorded points in back-to-back games for the second time this season.

Two minutes later, Spencer Machacek pushed the Wolves back on top with his goal at 4:34. Mike Siklenka and Nigel Dawes registered the assists.

Deveaux increased Chicago's lead to 3-1 with his goal at 8:51, assisted by Fredrik Pettersson.

Former Monster Darren Haydar, who recorded a hat trick when the two teams met in Cleveland on November 5th, scored at 12:46 on the power play to increase the Wolves advantage to three. Jason Krog and Paul Postma assisted.

Olver struck again before the end of the second period, scoring again on the power play with 24 seconds remaining to cut the Chicago lead to 4-2. Former Wolves player Patrick Rissmiller, playing in his second game with the Monsters after signing with Lake Erie on Saturday, was credited with the assist, along with Ray Macias.

The Wolves would maintain their two-goal lead late into the third period before securing the win with Deveaux's third goal of the night at 15:30. Ryan Garbutt and Boris Valabik assisted, giving Chicago the 5-2 victory.

Lake Erie goalie Jason Bacashihua posted 19 saves on the 24 shots he faced in the loss. Chicago's Peter Mannino stopped 33 of 35 shots.

The Monsters and Wolves will play again on Tuesday in Chicago.


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