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Game Day Build-Up: Senators at Monsters – November 5, 2021

November 5, 2021

Presented by Carpenters Union Local 397

The Set-Up:

A four-game road trip continues for the Belleville Senators tonight as they play their first of back-to-back games in Cleveland, against the Monsters. The Senators have lost three games in a row but are coming off a solid performance in Rochester on Wednesday, when they were beat by a late third period goal. They’ll look to earn the team’s first road win of the season at Rocket Mortgage Field House. The Monsters, meanwhile, have points in seven straight games, with three of their last four games going to overtime or shootout. Their last game was a 4-3 overtime loss at Hershey, on Halloween night.

Previous History:

Cleveland has won both previous meetings with the Senators this season, sweeping a back-to-back at CAA Arena on October 22 and 23, by scores of 4-0 and 2-1. Belleville’s lifetime record against the Monsters is 6-7-0-1, with the Sens only winning twice in franchise history at Rocket Mortgage Field House. Both of those wins came in March 2020, just before the 2019/20 season was ended early due to COVID-19.

Roster Notes:

There are no changes to Belleville’s lineup up front, compared to Wednesday, but there is one minor change on the back end. Lassi Thomson will return from his minor injury and slot-in on the second defensive pairing with Erik Brannstrom. Maxence Guenette is a healthy scratch, as are Matt Murphy, Alexis D’Aoust and Kameron Kielly. Philippe Daoust, Rourke Chartier, Colby Williams, Tyrell Goulbourne, Mitch Hoelscher and Jonathan Aspirot are all out hurt. Mads Sogaard will start in goal, backed up by Kevin Mandolese.

Who to Watch:

Senators forward Jake Lucchini has jumped into the team scoring lead since his trade from Laval. He’s notched eight points (five goals, three assists) and has three points in his last two games. Egor Sokolov is right behind him in the team scoring race with six points (two goals, four assists) and has assists in back-to-back games as well. Mark Kastelic also has points in back-to-back games, while Cole Reinhardt has a point in each of the last three games he’s played in.

For Cleveland, rookie forward Tyler Angle continues to impress, putting up eight assists in eight games so far. Defenceman Jake Christiansen is second in team scoring with seven points (three goals, four assists), followed by Liam Foudy, Tyler Sikura and Adam Helewka, who each have five points.

Where to Watch:

Tonight’s game starts at 7:00 p.m. ET and can be heard on the Belleville Sens official broadcast partner 800 AM CJBQ, with Jack Miller. The game can also be streamed live on AHL TV.

Don’t forget to download the Belleville Senators app before game time and follow the Sens social media for updates.

Ticket info:

Single game tickets for the 2021-22 Belleville Senators season are now on sale and can be purchased via Ticketmaster, by stopping by the CAA Arena Box Office. Season Ticket Memberships and Flex Packs are also available, with more information available at