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Game Preview: Monsters vs. Phantoms 01/18

Game Preview: Monsters vs. Phantoms 01/18

Jan 18, 2023

In the fourth of four meetings between the two teams this season, the Cleveland Monsters, AHL affiliate of the NHL’s Columbus Blue Jackets, drop the puck vs. the Lehigh Valley Phantoms, AHL affiliate of the NHL’s Philadelphia Flyers, on Wednesday with full coverage, live from Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse, underway at 7:00 pm on FOX Sports 1350 “The Gambler”, AHLTV, and the Monsters Hockey Network.

 

MONSTERS PRE-SCOUT: Following a 1-3 home loss to the Lehigh Valley Phantoms on Tuesday, the Cleveland Monsters enter tonight’s game at 14-17-2-2 on the season. With 32 standings points, the Monsters currently rank seventh in the North Division standings and 15th in the Eastern Conference. Cleveland is currently led in scoring by RW Trey Fix-Wolansky (16-20-36), RW Emil Bemstrom (14-17-31), and C Justin Richards (6-16-22).

 

PHANTOMS PRE-SCOUT: Following a 3-1 road win over the Cleveland Monsters on Tuesday, the Lehigh Valley Phantoms enter tonight’s game at 17-14-3-2 on the season. With 39 standings points, the Phantoms currently rank fifth in the Atlantic Division standings and eighth in the Eastern Conference. Lehigh Valley is currently led in scoring by RW Olle Lycksell (6-18-24), RW Tyson Foerster (11-12-23), and LW Elliot Desnoyers (13-8-21).

 

REGULAR-SEASON SERIES: Wednesday marks the fourth of four meetings between the Monsters and Phantoms this season (1-2-0-0, -2 goal differential [9/11]) and the second of two games between the two clubs at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse this year (0-1-0-0, -2 goal differential [1/3]).

MONSTERS GOALTENDERS:

30 Pavel Cajan OVERALL 14 GP, (5-7-2), 0 SO, 3.51 GAA, .879 S%
  LAST APP (32/33) in 2-1 W at BEL 1/13/23
  HEAD-TO-HEAD 1 GP, (1-0-0), 0 SO, 2.97 GAA, .900 S%
  AT HOME 7 GP, (1-5-1), 0 SO, 3.89 GAA, .866 S%
31 Darion Hanson OVERALL 1 GP, (0-1-0), 0 SO, 5.05 GAA, .861 S%
  LAST APP (31/36) in 2-6 L at LAV 1/14/23
  HEAD-TO-HEAD
  AT HOME
73 Jet Greaves OVERALL 16 GP, (6-7-2), 0 SO, 3.60 GAA, .888 S%
  LAST APP (28/30) in 1-3 L vs LV 1/17/23
  HEAD-TO-HEAD 2 GP, (0-2-0), 0 SO, 3.63 GAA, .881 S%
  AT HOME 7 GP, (4-3-0), 0 SO, 3.41 GAA, .891 S%

PHANTOMS GOALTENDERS:

1 Troy Grosenick OVERALL 3 GP, (2-1-0), 0 SO, 3.93 GAA, .883…

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