Role Reversal for Monsters in Loss on Friday

The shoe was on the other foot for the Monsters on Friday.  After posting back-to-back shutouts for the first time in franchise history (3-0 wins overs Philadelphia and Quad City on Sunday and Wednesday, respectively), Lake Erie got shutout themselves.  The Monsters fell, 4-0, in Hamilton on Friday.  They are now 1-4 against the Bulldogs so far this season.

Lake Erie netminder Tyler Weiman recorded the two shutouts earlier this week, and was also in goal for Friday's loss. It was the fourth blanking the Monsters have suffered this season, and the second in just eight days at the hands of Hamilton.  The Bulldogs defeated the Monsters, 3-0, in Hamilton on January 9th. 

The Monsters actually equalled the Bulldogs in shots on the night with 28 apiece, but were unable to get any by Hamilton goalie Loic Lacasse. Neither team was able to show any offensive firepower in the first period, however.  The Monsters mustered just two shots on goal in the opening frame, while Hamilton had just four.  The first session came and went with no score.

Hamilton would more than make up for that in the second, scoring three of their four goals in the frame.

Ben Maxwell started the scoring at 4:30 of the second, assisted by Brock Trotter and T.J. Kemp.

Alex Henry would add to the lead four minutes later, finding the back of net at 8:32.  He was assisted by Ryan White and Ryan O'Byrne.

Yanick Lehoux finished the second period scoring barrage with his goal at the 11:58 mark.  Dan Jancevski and Kemp were credited with the assists. 

The score would remain 3-0 for another full period until the Bulldogs added another insurance goal at 14:16 of the third.  Mathieu Aubin scored, helped by Ryan Russell and O'Byrne.

Weiman finished the night with 24 saves on 28 shots faced.  Lacasse was perfect for the home team, blocking all 28 shots he saw on the night.

The Monsters will return home on Saturday for the middle of three games in three nights.  Lake Erie will host the Manitoba Moose at 7:30 p.m., which will be broadcast on FOX Sports Ohio.

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