The Bears Edge The Penguins 1-0 in Overtime; Garrett Pilon Nets Game-Winner


Photo: Tori Hartman

The Hershey Bears beat the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins 1-0 in overtime Tuesday night at Giant Center in Hershey. The win improves the Bears record to 36-22-3-4 (79 points) on the season. The Bears are now just two points behind the Bridgeport Sound Tigers for second place in the Atlantic Division. The Bears are back in action this Saturday when they visit the Monsters in Cleveland. Puck drop is set for 7:00 PM.

STARTERS
Vitek Vanecek (16-9-5-1, 2.85 GAA, .900 sv%) got the start in goal for the Bears. Tristan Jarry (20-12-7-0, 2.62 GAA, .917 sv%) started between the pipes for the Penguins. The starting forward lines and defensive pairs for the Bears:

O’Brien– Sgarbossa – Barber
Walker– Megna – Smith-Pelly
Gersich – Pilon – Whitney
Malenstyn– Pinho – Ikonen

Ness – Lewington
Siegenthaler – Sproul
Johansen – Hobbs

Scratches: Kris Bindulis (upper body) was the injury scratch. Colby WilliamsTobias GeisserMax Kammerer, and Hampus Gustafsson were the healthy scratches. Mason Mitchell was re-assigned to South Carolina on Monday.

FIRST PERIOD
The first period would go scoreless. The Bears outshot the Penguins 11-4 in the first 20 minutes. The Bears were 0 for 1 and the Penguins 0 for 0 on the power play in the first period.

SECOND PERIOD
The second period would also go scoreless. The Bears outshot the Penguins 12-7 for the second period, and led 23-11 after 40 minutes of play. The Bears were 0 for 3 and the Penguins 0 for 0 on the power play after two periods.

THIRD PERIOD
The third period would also go scoreless. The Bears led in shots on goal 15-6 for the final frame, and 39-17 after regulation. The Bears were 0 for 4 and the Penguins 0 for 1 on the power play after three periods.

OVERTIME
The Bears would win it in overtime with a goal from Garrett Pilon at 1:14 of overtime.

SHAVINGS

  • Three stars: 1) Garrett Pilon, 2) Tristan Jarry and 3) Vitek Vanecek.
  • The Bears outshot the Penguins 39-17 for the game.
  • Ryan Sproul, Devante Smith-Pelly and Jayson Megna led the Bears in shots with five each.
  • The AHL box score is here.

HIGHLIGHTS

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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