Vanecek’s First AHL Shutout Leads Bears to 4th Straight Win (Video)

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Vitek Vanecek stopped 29 shots to earn his first American Hockey League shutout as the Hershey Bears (5-2-2-0) topped the Albany Devils (6-4-0-0) 4-0 on Saturday night at the GIANT Center. 

The Bears have now won four straight games and collected standings points in seven consecutive contests. Game highlights:

In the third period, Vanecek kept the Devils scoreless, stopping 14 shots to preserve the shutout. The 2nd Round selection of the Washington Capitals in the 2014 NHL Draft has won his past two starts and is 2-1-1 on the season. Coach Mann’s post-game presser:

Tomorrow night the Bears host the Rochester Americans at 5 p.m. It’s David A. Smith Team Photo Night and Team Autograph Night. Tickets are available.

By Jon Sorensen

About Jon Sorensen

Jon has been a Caps fan since day one, attending his first game at the Capital Centre in 1974. His passion for the Caps has grown over the decades, which has included time as a season ticket holder, social media and community organizer, and most recently led to the founding of NoVa Caps in 2014. Jon earned a Bachelor's of Science in Engineering at Old Dominion University, and is a Systems Engineer during intermissions, which has been instrumental in supporting his Capitals habit.
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