Monsters Mash Bears, 2-1 In Shootout

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The Hershey Bears fell to the Cleveland Monsters, 2-1 (SO) Saturday night at the Giant Center in Hershey. The shootout loss drops the Bears record to 3-1-1-1 (8 points) on the season.

SUMMARY

The Monsters struck first, early in the opening frame, with a tally from Liam Foudy, his second goal of the season, and led 1-0 at the first intermission. Cody Franson would score his first goal with the Bears on a 5-on-3 power play to tie the game 1-1 at the second intermission. After a scoreless third period and scoreless overtime period, the Monsters would win it in the 8th round of the shootout.

STARTERS

Zach Fucale (2-0-0-0, 0.970 GAA, .962 sv%) got the start between the pipes for the Bears. J.F. Berube (2-0-0-1, 1.95 GAA, .941 sv%) got the start in goal for the visiting Monsters. The starting forward lines and defensive pairs for the Bears:

Scratches: Kale Kessy, Riley Sutter (injured) and Eddie Wittchow.

Recalled: The Capitals recalled forward Brett Leason from Hershey on October 29. The Bears recalled goaltender Hunter Shepard from South Carolina on October 28.

Reassigned: Hunter Shepard (G), Jake Massie (D) and Ryan Dmowski (F) were reassigned to South Carolina (ECHL) on Tuesday (10/19).


FIRST PERIOD

The Monsters opened the scoring with a goal from Liam Foudy (2) at 7:12 of the first period. Brendan Gaunce (2) and Tyler Angle (7) had the helpers.

The first period would end with the Monsters leading, 1-0. Bears led in shots on goal 13-9 for the first 20 minutes. Hershey was 0 for 1 on the power play. The Monsters did not have a man advantage in the first frame.


SECOND PERIOD

The Bears would tie the game with a 5-0n-3 power play goal from Cody Franson (1) at 14:57 of the second period. Mike Vecchione (4) and Mike Sgarbossa (4) had the assists.

The period would end with the game tied 1-1. Hershey led inshots 12-6 for the second period and 25-15 after two periods. Hershey was 1 for 5 and Cleveland 0 for 1 on the power play after 40 minutes.


THIRD PERIOD

The Bears and Monsters skated to a scoreless draw in the final frame, as regulation ended, tied 1-1. The Bears led in shots 10-9 in the third period. Cleveland was 0 for 3 and Hershey 1 for 6 on the power play after three periods.

OVERTIME/SHOOTOUT

The overtime period would also go scoreless.

The Monsters would win it in the eighth round of the shootout.

The Bears are back in action on Sunday when they host the Cleveland Monsters once again. Puck drop is set for 5:00 PM.


NOTES

  • AHL box score
  • Attendance: 7,612
  • Hershey led in shots 35-30.
  • Garrett Pilon led the Bears in shots with 5.
  • Kody Clark would leave the game with an injury.
  • Cleveland was 0 for 3 and Hershey 1 for 6 on the power play.
  • Stars of the game: 1) J.F. Berube, 2) Zach Fucale and 3) Kevin Stenlund.
  • Third consecutive overtime for both the Bears and Monsters.

SCENES FROM HERSHEY

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 Civil 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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2 Responses to Monsters Mash Bears, 2-1 In Shootout

  1. Anonymous says:

    Two tough losses. The first goal against Fucale barely trickled over the line.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Bears struggling to score goals. Protas was benched on Sunday.

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