Aittokallio Stops 36 Shots as Monsters Win Shootout

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After heading to a shootout for the third straight game, the Lake Erie Monsters (13-11-0-3) topped the Rochester Americans (13-11-2-3) 1-0 Friday night at Blue Cross Arena in Rochester, New York. Sami Aittokallio earned his sixth win of the season in net after stopping 36 shots and four-of-five shooters in the shootout. Colin Smith and Mark Olver scored in the shootout for the Monsters, who meet Rochester again Saturday night at 7:00 PM.

Aittokallio’s most active period was the first, in which he stopped all 16 shots he saw. After a scoreless overtime period, the game would head to a shootout. Colin Smith was the Monsters second shooter, and he tied the shootout portion at 1-1 when he improved to four-of-five on shootout attempts for the campaign. In the fifth round, Mark Olver converted for the shootout-winning goal before Sami Aittokallio denied Frederick Roy’s bid to tie the shootout and prolong the game.

Aittokallio is 6-4-1 on the season for the Monsters after the 36-save shutout; his first shutout of the season. Nathan Lieuwen stopped 24 of 24 shots for Rochester and three-of-five shooters in the shootout; his record is 5-5-1 with the shootout loss.

The Monsters and Rochester meet Saturday night at 7:00 PM at Quicken Loans Arena; a game that airs live on AM 1220 WHKW on radio and on MY 43 THE BLOCK WUAB on television.

NOTES: The game marks the third straight for the Monsters going to a shootout, and gives them at least one point in the standings in three straight games… The Monsters have won two shootouts in Rochester this season, and are now 2-2-0-1 against the Americans on the campaign… The Monsters are 9-6-0-3 against the North Division, and 3-2-0-2 in December… The Monsters were 0-4 on the power play and 7-7 on the penalty kill.

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