Hershey, Pa. — In a 3-in-3 weekend for the Hershey Bears, the boys picked up four out of six points on the weekend, earning wins against the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins on Friday and the Providence Bruins in the rematch on Sunday evening.
After losing to the Bruins on Saturday, the two teams met again in what felt like a very similar game. The Bears scored first with a beauty from Beck Malenstyn. The Bruins would tie the game a little over halfway through the second, but the Bears would get the lead back with a goal from Steve Whitney.
The Bears managed to hold of the Bruins for the entire third even killing a penalty with about four and half minutes left. Ilya Samsonov stopped 22 of 23 shots, including some big ones in the final period. The rookie goalie picked up his fifth win of the season.
If you want to read more from tonight’s matchup, check out our full-game recap and keep scrolling for photos from the game.
How about some closeups of the defensemen? Aaron Ness is up first.
Ok, he’s not a defensemen, but this one of Pinho though.
Vitek laying on his belly as all the players try to jam the puck in the net.
The boys celebrate Beck’s goal in the first period.
Think he was pretty stoked about that one.
O’Brien is stopped on a breakaway.
I think it’s safe to say the Bears aren’t fans of Anton Blidh.
Steve Whitney slaps one home in the second.
The boys hug it out on the bench after Whitney’s goal.
The coaches watch the final seconds tick off the clock.
Da Bears win!
Anton Blidh skates away with a bloody nose from a scrum after the final buzzer.
Vanecek had a big hug for Samsonov after the win.
Look at those two.
Find someone who looks at you like Mitchell looks at Williams (I feel like I get one of these every game).
Beck Malenstyn is really shaping up to be a great player – get excited Caps’ fans.
By: Tori Hartman
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