Bears Trounce Penguins 5-1; Travis Boyd Scores Twice (Again); Martin Fehervary Scores First Professional Goal

Photo: Just Sports Photography/Hershey Bears

The Hershey Bears beat the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins 5-1 Sunday night at Giant Center. The Bears special teams continued to heat-up in the first period with back-to-back power play goals from Travis Boyd and Matt Moulson for a 2-0 lead at the first intermission. Travis Boyd would score his second of the game and Martin Fehervary would add his first professional goal to stretch the Bears lead to 4-0 at the second intermission. Mike Sgarbossa would score late in the third period for a 5-0 lead. The Penguins would add a late goal for the 5-1 final. The Bears now hit the road for four consecutive games beginning Wednesday night against the Marlies in Toronto. Puck drop is set for just after 7:00 PM.

STARTERS
Pheonix Copley (1.88 GAA, .917sv%) got the start in goal for the Bears. Casey DeSmith (3.50 GAA, .897sv%) got the start between the pipes for the visiting Penguins. The starting lines for the Bears:

Scratches: Shane Gersich (lower body), Connor HobbsKale KesseyTobias GeisserBobby Nardella and Chris McCarthy.

FIRST PERIOD
The Bears dominated possession in the early going, with four great chances, including two shots off of posts, all in the first six minutes of play. The Bears were stifling the Penguins zone exits, mounting significant offensive zone time.

Travis Boyd would start the scoring with a power play goal at 15:27 of the first frame. Boyd has three goals on three shots since returning to Hershey. Christian Djoos was credited with the lone assist.

Matt Moulson would stretch the Bears lead to 2-0 with a power play goal at 17:39 of the first frame. Travis Boyd and Christian Djoos were credited with the helpers.

The first period would end with the Bears leading 2-0. The Bears led in shots on goal 10-9. The Bears were 2 for 2 and the Penguins 0 for 1 on the power play after 20 minutes of play.

SECOND PERIOD
The Bears would stretch their lead to 3-0 with another goal from Travis Boyd at 6:56 of the middle frame. It was Boyd’s 4th goal On four shots since returning to Hershey’s lineup last night. Joe Snively and Brian Pinho were credited with the helpers.

Martin Fehervary would pot his first professional goal, a short-handed variety, at 11:02 of the middle frame, giving the Bears a 4-0 lead.

The period would end with the Bears leading 4-0. The Penguins outshot the Bears 11-8 for the period and led 20-18 after two periods. The Penguins were 0 for 3 and the Bears 2 for 2 on the power play after two periods.

THIRD PERIOD
The Bears would stretch the lead to 5-0 with a goal from Mike Sgarbossa at 14:31 of the final frame.

The Penguins would get a late goal for the 5-1 final.

SHAVINGS

  • Attendance: 8,213
  • Stars: 1) Travis Boyd, 2) Martin Fehervary and 3) Matt Moulson.
  • The AHL box score is here.
  • Travis Boyd scored two goals and an assist for second consecutive night.
  • Penguins outshot the Bears 27-25 for the game.
  • Pheonix Copley stopped 26 of 27 for a .963 game save percentage.
  • Christian Djoos had two assists.
  • Brett Leason led the Bears in shots with 3.
  • The Bears were 2 for 5 and the Penguins 1 for 5 on the power play.
  • Travis Boyd scored four goals on his first four shots since returning to Hershey.

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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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12 Responses to Bears Trounce Penguins 5-1; Travis Boyd Scores Twice (Again); Martin Fehervary Scores First Professional Goal

  1. Diane Doyle says:

    A trouncing could not have happened to a more deserving AHL team than the Wilkes-Barre Penguins.

  2. Day One Caps Fan says:

    Travis Boyd – Four shots, Four goals. Not too shabby! Wants to be back in Washington.

    Bears roster is loaded with real NHL talent. Some Caps roster players should “hear footsteps.” Coach Reirden made one roster move for the Dallas game that many fans were screaming for. I’ll leave it to the reader which move it was … but it was an obvious improvement leading to that most fine 4-1 win in Dallas.

    Let’s Go Hershey Bears! Put some push on those Atlantic Division rivals who have eaten your lunch the past few seasons.

    • Anonymous says:

      Once again you are correct, Day One. They may have too much talent, as they are sitting two decent prospects in Connor Hobbs and Tobias Geisser simply for lack of playing space.

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