Hershey Bears Weekend Recap: Series With Providence Tied 1-1

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Posted May 7, 2017

After beating the Lehigh Valley Phantoms in round one of the Calder Cup Playoffs, the Hershey Bears looked on as the Providence Bruins waited in the wings. The Bears and Bruins opened the Atlantic Division Finals in Hershey at Giant Center Saturday.

In the previous series, the home team had not been able to squeak out a win, and the same would be the case for game one of the Division Finals. Providence took game one 3-1, scoring on two shorthanded chances in the first period. The Bears lone goal came from Nathan Walker in the third period. Providence would take a 1-0 series lead.

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Game 1 Highlights:

The Bears and Bruins would be right back on the ice Sunday at Giant Center in game two. With the Bruins leading 1-0 in the series, Hershey looked to even the series.

Bears defenseman Madison Bowey would open the scoring in the second period. Providence would bounce right back with two goals of their own to take a 2-1 lead into the locker room heading into the third period.

Christian Djoos would score on the power play at the 17:30 mark to tie the game at two and force overtime.

Before we talk about the end of this game, let’s remember this little gem (fast forward to 2:30):

Travis Boyd scored the overtime winner to send the Bears to the Eastern Conference Finals against the Toronto Marlies last season. It seems like overtime game winners are just what Boyd likes to do. Tonight was no different. At the 5:44 mark of the overtime period, Boyd would score on a great feed from Stanislav Galiev to win the game and tie the series 1-1 with Providence.

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The next two games in the series will be played in Providence next Thursday and Friday.

 

Scott Payonk

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