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Monsters' power play goes cold in 3-1 loss in Rochester

Jan. 5—The Monsters dropped the first game of a two-game weekend set at Rochester, 3-1, on Jan. 5.

Cleveland (22-9-1-0) outshot the Americans, 34-26, but could only muster a power-play goal by Owen Sillinger in the second period. The Monsters were 1-for-6 on power plays.

It was Sillinger's sixth goal of the season. Carson Meyer and Trey Fix-Wolansky assisted.

The Americans scored the first goal of the game 5 minutes, 28 seconds into the first period. They scored twice in just over a minute in the second period for the final margin.

Jet Greaves made 23 saves in the Monsters' net.

The teams meet again Jan. 6 in Rochester.