Monsters Lose Second Straight Shootout

On a night that the Monsters yielded 7,572 fans, few could deny the excitement at The Q, despite a Lake Erie loss. The Monsters took a gritty Quad City team the distance and came up short in a shootout, 3-2 (SOL).

The Flames started off slow but turned up the heat in the first as Cam Cunning lit the lamp at the 18:04 mark.

Not a moment after the initial face off of the second period, Steve Margeson notched his first goal of the season and the first of his career as a Monster. Margeson found himself alone in the left circle with a snap shot that caught Flames goaltender Curtis McElhinney on his heels. Margeson was assisted by Brad Richardson, his first assist as a Monster.

“I just came in from the point on four-on-four and I was trying to get open for Richardson. He made an unbelievable pass to me. I just looked up and saw an opening and tried to put it there and it went,” said Monsters defenseman Steve Margeson.

With 1:44 remaining in the second, Carsen Germyn caught a break in the zone as the Flames were on the advantage 5-3. The goal marked Germyn’s fourth of the season.

To tie the game up at 2-2, T.J. Hensick made a pass from the seat of his pants to Kenny Roche on the doorstep, who tipped it to an eager David Jones. Jones finished off Hensick’s dirty work and poked home the puck. Jones’ tally marks his sixth point in seven games. Hensick’s second assist of the game marked his first multi-point game as a Monster.

With under 0:30 remaining in the game, Margeson slid across the goal mouth to stop a potential game winner and forced the Monsters to an extra set.

In the overtime period, the two teams played to a stalemate and both found themselves in the late hours of a shootout.

When it was all said and done, the Flames burned the back of the net on the fifth and final shootout as Derek Couture finished off Lake Erie.

Hensick and Jones netted the only two shootout tallies for the Monsters, while Grant Stevenson, Dustin Boyd and Couture did the job for the Flames.

The Monsters look to bounce back and get their first win at home tomorrow versus division foe Toronto.

“The team is still developing chemistry and getting better each game, but we still have a ways to go. The offense is getting there. The last five games, the opponent has only scored three goals or less,” said Monsters head coach Joe Sacco.

Although Lake Erie ended up with a loss, they earned one point for their effort in the shootout.

“It could have been better. It was frustrating we couldn’t get the extra point. It’s the second game around with that. We just need to get back out and practice more. Those are two points we could have had,” said Monsters goaltender Mike Wall.

Wall made 42 saves in 44 shots on the game, while his counterpart McElhinney turned away 25 of 27 he saw.

Three Stars
First Star
Derek Couture (QCY)
Second Star
Tim Hambly (QCY)
Third Star
T.J. Hensick (LEM)
Sights and Sounds
View Photo Gallery
View photos
Watch Interview
Listen to  comments
 
Quote, Unquote

"We were very impressed with Mike Wall.  He did a great job for us and gave us a chance to win.  He played solid and made some great saves to give us a chance in the shootout" - Monsters head coach Joe Sacco | More game quotes


Search Archive »


  Bookmark and Share

Browse by Year »

2014
2013
2012
2011
2010
2009
2008
2007
2006
0

Browse by Month »

October 2014
September 2014
August 2014
July 2014
June 2014
May 2014
April 2014
March 2014
February 2014
January 2014
December 2013
November 2013
October 2013
September 2013
August 2013
July 2013
June 2013
May 2013
April 2013
March 2013
February 2013
January 2013
December 2012
November 2012
October 2012
September 2012
August 2012
July 2012
June 2012
May 2012
April 2012
March 2012
February 2012
January 2012
December 2011
November 2011
October 2011
September 2011
August 2011
July 2011
June 2011
May 2011
April 2011
March 2011
February 2011
January 2011
December 2010
November 2010
October 2010
September 2010
August 2010
July 2010
June 2010
May 2010
April 2010
March 2010
February 2010
January 2010
December 2009
November 2009
October 2009
September 2009
August 2009
July 2009
June 2009
May 2009
April 2009
March 2009
February 2009
January 2009
December 2008
November 2008
October 2008
September 2008
August 2008
July 2008
June 2008
May 2008
April 2008
March 2008
February 2008
January 2008
December 2007
November 2007
October 2007
September 2007
August 2007
July 2007
June 2007
May 2007
March 2007
January 2007
December 2006
May 2006