HERSHEY, PA — At the start of 2019, the Hershey Bears were sitting at the bottom of the Atlantic Division, and today they’re one spot away from making the playoffs. Hershey has been on an absolute terror and are now on a 12 game point streak and a six game win streak – the longest so far this season. Our complete game recap is here.
Not to mention, this weekend they played back-to-back games against the leader of the Atlantic Division and the entire AHL, and the Chocolate and White won both games. How about that? The Bears are finally clicking and just at the right time.
Megna picked up his tenth of the season, putting the Bears on the scoreboard in the first. For a bit, we thought Megna picked up another goal but it was waved off on a high stick. It’s all good though because Riley Barber got the gamewinner on the PP a little while after. Ilya Samsonov stopped 29 of 30 shots to help the team get it done.
The Bears are back in action on Wednesday against the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins, who have now fallen beneath the Bears in the standings. This weekend the Bears have a home-and-home against the Lehigh Valley Phantoms, who are holding that coveted fourth playoff spot right now. Big weekend ahead for Chocolate Town.
These little fans are all ready to go.
Walker and Vanecek in warmups – always up to no good.
Barber gets his award for his well-deserved AHL Player of the Month honors.
Looking to make sure you’re doing it like the big kids.
A broken pane of glass gets replaced.
Megna with a little smile for the boys on his way back to the bench after scoring.
Malenstyn working hard out there to get the clear.
It’s a little out of focus, but this is the goal that was recalled for a high stick. Looks below the bar in the picture, but it could’ve been above the frame before.
All this celebration for nothing.
Not to worry, Barber took a knee and got it back for the Bears.
Hey, nice to meet you.
Lift that stick Siegs. Do what you can.
Everyone is preoccupied wit the scrum meanwhile Vitek and Ilya are over here hugging it out.
Here come the rest of the guys.
Wow. Find someone who looks at you like Hobbs looks at Barber. Am I right?
Sammy! #1! #1!
“Thank you. I love you, too.” – Ilya Samsonov
We didn’t say it, but we do love you, Ilya.
By: Tori Hartman
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