Hershey Falls to Lake Erie in OT, Trail 3-0 In Series

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The Hershey Bears fell to the Lake Erie Monsters 3-2 in overtime on Monday night in Cleveland. The Bears now trail in the Calder Cup series 3-0, heading into game 4. The series will now pause for a five-day break due to the Cleveland Cavaliers home playoff games, so the Bears will head home for a few days. Game 4 is set for Saturday, June 11th in Cleveland. Puck-drop is 7:00 PM. Game 3 stats can be found here:

The Bears struck quickly in game 3 with a goal by Ryan Stanton, just 2:07 into the first period.


However Lake Erie would tie the game on a goal by Oliver Bjorkstrand at 6:44 of the first period.


The first period would end tied 1-1. Lake Erie led in shots on goal 11-6.

The second period was played fairly even for a majority of the middle frame. The Bears successfully killed a Lake Erie Power Play early in the second period, as the game remained tied at the midway point in regulation. Madison Bowey was called for high-sticking with 2:59 left in the second period, yielding another power play to the Monsters. Lake Erie’s Daniel Zaar would grab the lead for the Monsters on a one-timer from the left dot at 18:13 of the middle frame.


The Bears would get it back with 59.1 seconds left in the second period on a goal by Dustin Gazley.


The second period would end tied 2-2. Lake Erie led in shots on goal 20-13 through two periods of play.

The Bears and Monsters would play a fairly even third period, with Lake Erie maintaining a shot on goal advantage. The period would be scoreless, sending game 3 into overtime. Lake Erie led in shots on goal 27-19 through three periods of play.

The Monsters won it 1:20 into overtime on a goal by Oliver Bjorkstrand. 


About Jon Sorensen

Jon has been a Caps fan since day one, attending his first game at the Capital Centre in 1974. His interest in the Caps has grown over the decades and included time as a season ticket holder. He has been a journalist covering the team for 10+ years, primarily focusing on analysis, analytics and prospect development.
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