Griffins Fall to Cleveland in Ultimate Street Recreation


[From the Griffins]

CLEVELAND – In their last street game of the 2020-21 season, the Grand Rapids Griffins fell 6-4 to the Cleveland Monsters on Friday at the Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse.

After I got expelled from Kaden Fulcher and the Griffins 2-0 here on Tuesday, the Monsters opened the 6-7 standings in this competition when Tristan Mullin considered a shot over Fulcher from the lower left circle. Cleveland’s strong power play then only connected seven seconds with his first chance when Carson Meyer scored from the slot at 8:18 and made it 2-0 for the home team.

Chase Pearson Place Grand Rapids on the board by distracting at 12:56 PM Seth Bartons Shot, which gave Barton his first pro point in his third game, but Cliff Pooh got it right back at 1:43 pm by making a shot that caught a glimpse Joe Hicketts and past Fulcher, which gives the monsters a 3: 1 advantage.

Pat Nagle replaced Fulcher between the Griffins’ pipes, and Grand Rapids responded immediately with two quick goals to get the 3-3 result. Max Humitz have a stick on it Givani Smiths Feed at 3:17 pm before Smith redirected Taro Hirose Fifty seconds later, Daniil Tarasov’s net is headed from the right post for a power play goal.

Cleveland received a full 5v3 advantage of two minutes in the middle frame 50 seconds after an interference call Patrick Curry and an injury to Pearson on the subsequent face-off, and the monsters used Gavin Bayreuthers one-timer from the right circle at 2:06 to move forward 4-3.

That lead lasted until the 3:49 mark of the third when Josh Dunne cleared a rebound off Nagle to put Cleveland on his second two-goal pillow of the evening. Riley Barber During a power play at 12:27 PM, he released his fatal snapshot over the right circle for his 19th goal of the season and a 5-4 score, but the Griffins couldn’t get any closer. Dunne sealed the matter at 6:55 pm with an empty nicer.


• Grand Rapids have played their fifth game in the last eight days and their eleventh game in the last 19 days. The Griffins will make it 6 to 9 and 12 to 20 in the season finale on Saturday against the monsters in the Van Andel Arena.

• The Griffins set an 8-8 road record this season despite bus services to and from the host city on the same day of 14 of those 16 games.

• Hicketts’ support for Smith’s goal was the 100th in his Griffins / AHL career.


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Box Score

Grand Rapids 3 0 1 – 4

Cleveland 3 1 2 – 6

1. Period 1, Cleveland, Mullin 3 (Moncada), 6:07. 2, Cleveland, Meyer 9 (Sikura, Fonstad), 8:18 (PP). 3, Grand Rapids, Pearson 8 (Barton, Dello), 12:56. 4, Cleveland, Pu 3 (angle), 13:43. 5, Grand Rapids, Humitz 3 (Smith, MacLeod), 3:17 pm. 6, Grand Rapids, Smith 8 (Hirose, Hicketts), 4:07 pm (PP). Strafen-Dello Gr (slashed), 8:11; Crawley Cle (interference), 3:28 pm.

2. Period 7, Cleveland, Bayreuther 2 (Simpson, Angle), 2:06 (PP). Penalty Curry Gr (disorder), 0:50; Pearson Gr (Game Delay – Faceoff Injury (Hand Hit Puck)), 0:50.

3rd Period 8, Cleveland, Dunne 7 (Pu, Newpower), 3:49. 9, Grand Rapids, Barber 19 (Hirose, Pearson), 12:27 (PP). 10, Cleveland, Dunne 8 18:55 (DE). Punishment Pu Cle (high adhesive), 1:27; Curry Gr (highly adhesive, misbehavior), 3:49; Gallant Cle (bat, misconduct), 3:49; Struthers Cle (stumble), 08/11.

Shots at Goal-Grand Rapids 10-11-8-29. Cleveland 9-14-7-30.

Power Play Opportunities – Grand Rapids 2/3; Cleveland 2/3.

Goalkeeper-Grand Rapids, Fulcher 2-2-2 (8 shots-5 saves); Nagle 6-6-0 (21 shots-19 saves). Cleveland, Tarasov 4-1-0 (29 shots – 25 saves).


Three stars

1. CLE Pu (G, A); 2. CLE angle (2A); 3. CLE Dunne (2G)

Record / next game

Grand Rapids: 15-12-3-1 (34 points) / Sat. May 15 against Cleveland 7pm

Cleveland: 16-9-1-2 (35 points) / Sat., May 15 at Grand Rapids, 7 p.m.