Ryan Dmowski Scores Twice, Beck Malenstyn Adds Tally In Bears 4-1 Win Over Pens

Photo: Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins

The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins fell to the Hershey Bears, 4-1, Monday night at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Wilkes-Barre. The victory improves the Bears record to 13-9-2-1 (27 points) on the season.

The Penguins were the first to dent twine with a power play goal late in the first frame for a 1-0 lead at the first intermission. The Bears tied the game midway through the middle frame with a power play goal from Ryan Dmowski, his fourth consecutive game with a goal, for a 1-1 tie at the second break.

The Bears would grab their first lead of the game with a power play marker from Matt Moulson early in the final stanza and add goals from Ryan Dmowski, his second of the game, and Beck Malenstyn, his second of the season, to make it 4-1, the final


Hunter Shepard (0-1-0-0, 5.00 GAA, .808 sv%) got the start between the pipes for the visiting Bears. Louis Domingue (3-3-2-0, 2.54 GAA, .922 sv%) got the start in goal for the Penguins. The starting forward lines and defensive pairs for the Bears:

Scratches: Brian Pinho (upper-body injury), Mike Vecchione (upper-body injury) and Eddie Whittchow (lower-body injury).

Re-assignments – The Capitals re-assigned Brett Leason, Alex Alexeyev and Lucas Johansen from the Bears to the Capitals taxi squad on Monday.

Recalled: Pheonix Copley and Michal Kempny were recalled from the Bears to the Capitals. The Bears recalled forward Will Graber from Fort Wayne Komets, and defenseman Macoy Erkamps and goaltender Ryan Bednard from the South Carolina Stingrays.

Signed: The Bears signed forward Marcus Vela (#25) to a professional tryout (PTO) on December 21. The Bears also signed forward Christopher Brown (#15) to a PTO with the club on on December 21.

COVID Protocol – Shane Gersich, Axel Jonsson-Fjallby, Garrett Pilon, Kody Clark and Zach Fucale remain in COVID protocol. Fucale said on social media that he will be able to exit protocol tomorrow.


The Penguins opened the scoring with a power play goal with less than three minutes remaining in the opening frame. Sam Poulin (4) scored the power-play marker at 17:112 of the frame. Jan Drozg (3) and Valtteri Puustinen (9) had the helpers.

The period would end with the Penguins leading 1-0. They also led in shots, 10-6. Hershey was 0 for 2 and Wilkes-Barre/Scranton was 1 for 1 on the power play in the first 20 minutes.


The Bears would tie the game with a power play goal from Ryan Dmowski (5) at 7:36 of the second period. Matt Moulson (11) and Bobby Nardella (6) had the assists.

The second period would expire with the game tied 1-1. The Bears led in shots 13-12 in the middle frame. Hershey was 1 for 4 and Wilkes-Barre/Scranton was 1 for 2 on the power play in the middle frame.


The Bears would take their first lead of the game with a power play goal from Matt Mouslon (5) at 2:05 of the final frame.

The Bears would make it 3-1 on Ryan Dmowski’s second goal of the game. Joe Snively (15) and Matt Moulson (12) had the helpers.

The Bears would quickly make it 4-1 with a goal from Beck Malenstyn (2) at 12:27 of the third period. Riley Sutter (2) and Macoy Erkamps (1) had the assists.

That would be the final. The same two teams will do it again on Wednesday at Giant Center. Puck drop set for 7:00 PM.


  • AHL Box Score
  • Attendance: 3,796
  • Bears led in shots 35-24.
  • Ryan Dmowski led all Bears in shots with 7.
  • Hunter Shepard stopped 24 of 25 shots faced for a .960 game save percentage.
  • Three Stars: 1) Ryan Dmowski, 2) Matt Mouslon and 3) Sam Poulin.


About Jon Sorensen

Jon has been a Caps fan since day one, attending his first game at the Capital Centre in 1974. His interest in the Caps has grown over the decades and included time as a season ticket holder. He has been a journalist covering the team for 10+ years, primarily focusing on analysis, analytics and prospect development.
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3 Responses to Ryan Dmowski Scores Twice, Beck Malenstyn Adds Tally In Bears 4-1 Win Over Pens

  1. Diane Doyle says:

    What about Kody Clark? Not listed as either a scratch or in Covid protocol.

  2. Anonymous says:

    I’m shocked Hershey can even field a formidable team, hence you have Jordan Subban playing forward in his Bears debut.

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