AHL Central News: Monsters, IceHogs Come Up Big in Busy Weekend

AHL Central News: Monsters, IceHogs Come Up Big in Busy Weekend
9 months ago  /  The Hockey Writers  /  Read Time: 8 minutes 23 seconds

  • Jarid Lukosevicius gave the Griffins a 1-0 midway through the first period as his wraparound attempt beat goaltender Hunter Jones to the left post for his first goal of the season.
  • The Griffins built up a 3-0 lead before the third period was four minutes old.
  • The Wild came back to tie the game halfway through the period with a flurry of three goals in just 36 seconds.
  • Brandon Duhaime scored off a rebound just 14 seconds later before Mason Shaw finished off a passing play to even things up and leave the Van Andel Arena in stunned silence.
  • Mayhew returned the favor just over four minutes later to set up Boldy’s third professional goal, putting the Wild up 4-3.
  • Taro Hirose tied the game with a goal from the bottom of the left circle with less than three minutes to play.
  • Dominic Turgeon gave Grand Rapids a 5-4 lead with just 41 ticks left on the clock after taking in a nice pass by Givani Smith.
  • Just over three minutes into the second period, rookie Riley Damiani snapped his 13-game goalless streak by swatting the puck out of midair and batting it past goaltender Alexei Melnichuk.
  • Rochester had the fast start as Remi Elie scored his sixth goal of the season just 26 seconds after the opening faceoff.
  • Tyler Angle gave Cleveland a 2-1 lead early in the second period before Zach Jordan doubled the lead about eight minutes later.
  • Tyler Sikura scored the eventual game-winning goal while on the power play just 1:51 into the third period.
  • His team-high ninth goal of the season gave the Monsters a 4-3 lead.
  • Mattias Samuelsson got the Americans back to within a single goal 11 minutes to play, but they would not get closer.
  • Thomas Schemitsch provided a big insurance goal less than five minutes later, and Wyatt Newpower tacked on an empty-net goal in the final minute of play.
  • Criscuolo’s second goal in as many games opened the scoring early in the first period as he redirected a Joe Hicketts’ shot past Dereck Baribeau.
  • Defenseman Matt Bartkowski one-timed a rebound past Fulcher to tie the game just before Mitch McLain intercepted a pass and quickly fired it home from the left circle.
  • For the second straight game, the middle period saw both teams held off the scoreboard.
  • Early in the third period, Connor Dewar gave Iowa a 3-1 lead with a rebound goal, his 10th of the season.
  • Riley Barber scored his team-leading 13th goal on the campaign while on the power play with just over six minutes to play.
  • They took the lead 36 seconds later when David Cotton scored off a rebound shortly after a faceoff win to start a power play.
  • Andrei Altybarmakian tied the game late in the second period.
  • However, Smith struck again with just 11.5 seconds left in the middle frame by blasting home a one-timer from the high slot.
  • Three minutes later, Joe Cecconi doubled the lead as a blocked shot found him in the left circle, and he took advantage of a wide-open cage for his second goal of the season.
  • Scott Reedy got San Jose on the board with a deflection on the power play with seven minutes left in the second period.
  • Steenn Pasichnuk tied the game just 56 seconds later with a backhand shot from in close
  • Evan Weinger sealed the deal for San Jose with an empty-net goal with just over a minute to play in the third period
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