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Bears OT Woes Continue Against Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, 6-5
The Hershey Bears’ overtime woes continued tonight in their loss to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton at Giant Center, 6-5.
The Bears opened the scoring 2:52 into the game thanks to Stanislav Galiev. Zach Sanford would add another first period goal to give the Bears a 2-0 advantage after one. The second period would be a different story as WBS posted two of their own goals from Tim Erixon and Captain Tom Kostopoulos. The third period was a back and forth battle between the Bears and Pens. Galiev netted his second goal of the game to open the third period scoring. WBS would take their first lead of the game late in the third when Garret Wilson on the power play. Luckily for Hershey, Sanford would strike again for his second goal of the night with just 8 ticks left on the clock to send the game into overtime.
Overtime is has not been the Bears strong suit this season. Coming into this game the Chocolate and White were 1-6 in overtime. WBS David Warsofsky netted the overtime winner 1:55 into the OT period giving them the 6-5 win.
With tonight’s loss, the Bears have fallen 8 points back of the division lead currently held by WBS. Hershey will be back in action next Friday against the Lehigh Valley Phantoms.
One takeaway from tonight is the recent play of Stanislav Galiev. Galiev is on a four game point streak. He has posted 3 goals and 3 assists. After tonight’s game, Galiev has 13 points which ranks him 11th on the team.
Also, congratulations to Chris Bourque, who picked up his 400th career AHL assist.