HERSHEY, PA — The Hershey Bears are still streaking. They are currently up to a 17-game point streak and an 11-game win streak. I know what you’re thinking – these boys are on fire. The Bears broke the franchise record for a point streak with yesterday’s matchup against the WBS Penguins. It was formerly 15 games set 76 years ago. Now they’re on the hunt to tie the franchise win streak, which was set in 09-10 at 12 games. (That season was the last time the Bears won the cup – I’m just saying.)
Goals tonight came from Ryan Sproul and Garrett Pilon. Pilon got the game-tying goal early in the third, and 9,700+ fans held on tight for a back-and-forth finish just hoping the Bears keep the streaks alive through OT and the SO. And they did! Barber and Walker scored in the shoot out and Samsonov stopped two of three shooters. The young netminder has won his last five starts with the last two being wins in the shoot out.
The Bears look to continue the streak and wrap up the weekend on road trip to Bridgeport to take on the former Bears Chris and Ryan Bourque. Devante Smith-Pelly is also set to join the Bears on the road trip after being sent down from Washington. The Sound Tigers are second in the standings one above Hershey, who now have a 31-20-0-3 record on the season. Big game for sure.
For more on tonight’s matchup, read our full-game recap and keep scrolling for photos from the game.
The best part of warm ups – Vanecek bouncing his head off the glass as the girls behind him bang on it to get his attention.
What a goof.
Good to see Williams out there for warm ups.
34, 18, 13
Rockford is on the board.
Sgarbossa looking up to question life after the Bears narrowly miss a goal.
Pilon with the tiebreaker to start the third.
Samsonov chatting it up with Ness before the start of OT.
Barber scores first in the shoot out!
Watching the action.
The lone goal in the shoot out from Rockford.
And Walker with another big goal in the SO.
Vanecek looking all cool with his backwards hat.
Walker scored in the shootout time for a big hug from Malenstyn.
You can’t see it, but Walker’s feet are dangling off the ice.
A little love for Samsonov too.
Third star of the game.
Second star of the game.
And your first star of the game.
Let’s keep it rolling, boys.
By: Tori Hartman
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Second period was a little sloppy, and overall they didn’t look as sharp as they’ve been, but they keep finding ways to win and that’s big. Today’s game will be a real test. Hard to believe they went from the basement of the division to third place, and in such a record-setting fashion. It’s been a joy to watch from the stands.
You said it, Bob! It truly has been exciting to watch. Let’s hope they keep it going today!
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