Bruins Blank Bears, 3-0

The Hershey Bears fell to the Providence Bruins, 3-0 Saturday night at the Giant Center in Hershey, PA. The loss drops the Bears record to 4-2-2-1 (11 points) on the season.

SUMMARY

After a scoreless first frame the Bruins would crack the seal with a tally from Steven Fogarty midway through the middle frame for a 1-0 lead at the second intermission. The Bruins would add a late goal from Fogarty and an empty net goal for the 3-0 final.

STARTERS

Pheonix Copley (2-1-1-0, 2.91 GAA, .891 sv%) got the start between the pipes for the Bears.  Jon Gillies (1-0-0-0, 2.00 GAA, .935 sv%) got the start in goal for the visiting Bruins. The starting forward lines and defensive pairs for the Bears:

Scratches: Brian Pinho (injury), Mike Vecchione (injury) and Eddie Whittchow (injury).

Re-assigned: Aliaksei Protas was re-assigned to the Bears on Saturday, November 6.


FIRST PERIOD

The Bears and Bruins skated to a scoreless draw in the first frame. The Bruins had the period’s greatest opportunity on a turnover by Alex Alexeyev, but Pheonix Copley was able to make the stop.

Hershey led in shots 11-5 in the first period. Providence was 0 for 1 on the power play. The Bears did not have a man advantage.


SECOND PERIOD

The Bruins would open the scoring on a defensive zone turnover. Steven Fogarty (2) would pot the game’s first goal at 8:45 of the second period. Oskar Steen (4) and Jesper Froden (4) had the helpers.

The second period would expire with the Bruins leading 1-0. Providence led in shots 13-9 in the middle frame with the Bears leading 20-18 after two periods. Providence was 0 for 4 on the power play while the Bears did not have a man advantage after 40 minutes of play.


THIRD PERIOD

The Bruins would add a late goal from Steven Fogarty (3) at 17:32 of the final frame to make it 2-0. Jesper Froden (5) and Oskar Steen (5) had the assists. They would add an empty net goal for the 3-0 final.

The Bears are back in action on Sunday when they host the Springfield Thunderbirds at Giant Center. Puck drop is set for 3:00PM.


SHAVINGS

  • AHL box score
  • Attendance: 7,818
  • Providence led in shots 32-21.
  • Axel Jonsson-Fjallby led the Bears in shots with 5.
  • Pheonix Copley stopped 29 of 31 for a .935 game save percentage.
  • Providence was 0 for 5 and the Bears 0 for 2 on the power play.

By Jon Sorensen


SCENES FROM GIANT CENTER

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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1 Response to Bruins Blank Bears, 3-0

  1. Anonymous says:

    Bears have been struggling offensively all season. Part of it is the loss of McMichael and occasionally Protas, but this team seems less disciplined than last years team. Way too many stupid penalties. Is this a factor of losing Carbery?

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