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Providence Defeats Hershey, 4-1
Hershey loses lead in third period, lose 4-1. Cody Goloubef scores twice to propel the Bruins to the victory.
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The Hershey Bears (13-17-0-2) welcome the Providence Bruins (13-14-5-0) to the Giant Center for two games this weekend. The last time these two teams faced off was in Providence when the Bruins defeated the Bears 6-2 back on December 15th.
Vitek Vanecek gets the nod for the second straight night after defeating Wilkes-Barre Scranton 5-1 the night before.
The game was played in the neutral zone for most of the first period with neither team generating many scoring chances. Both Hershey and Providence took two penalties that resulted in no scoring and the teams went into the locker room tied 0-0.
1st Period Shots: HER – 9, PRO – 6
1st Period Scoring:
The Bruins took two penalties a minute apart, giving the Bears a 5 on 3 power play opportunity. Mike Sgarbossa scored on the one timer, beating Zane McIntyre glove side. The assists came from Riley Barber and Ryan Sproul. This gave Hershey the 1-0 lead.
"Nice pass, Barbs!"
— Hershey Bears (@TheHersheyBears) December 30, 2018
2nd Period Shots: HER – 5, PRO – 10
2nd Period Scoring:
Providence was looking for answers on how to break the Bears solid defense in front of Vitek Vanecek tonight. Bruins defensemen Cody Goloubef threw the puck on net from the point that went just under the cross bar and into the net. This tied the game 1-1 with just over 12 minutes left to play in the period.
Bears center, Hampus Gustafsson was called for a face-off violation (the first one called on the Bears all season), giving the Bruins a power play. Cody Goloubef struck again, practically from the same spot as last time. Bruins took a 2-1 lead half way through the period.
The Bears had a few chances to beat Zane McIntyre late in the period but could not burry the puck. Providence went on to score two empty net goals, one from Anton Blidh and the other from Mark McNeil.
The Bruins go on to defeat the Bears 4-1.
3rd Period Shots: HER – 10, PRO – 8
Overall Shots: HER – 24, PRO – 23
3rd Period Scoring:
- PRO: Cody Goloubef (2 goals)
- PRO: Zane McIntyre (23 saves, win)
- HER: Mike Sgarbossa (1 goal)
Official Box Score: https://theahl.com/stats/game-summary/1018829