The Hershey Bears fell to the Providence Bruins, 2-0 Friday night at the Dunkin’ Donuts Center in Providence. The loss drops the Bears record to 30-24-5-3 (68 points) on the season.
After a scoreless first and second frame, the Bruins struck first on a goal by former Bear Tyler Lewington midway through the final frame. They would add an empty net goal for the 2-0 final.
The Bears started goaltender Zach Fucale (10-10-4-3, 2.63 GAA, .895 sv%) in net while the Bruins countered with Troy Grosenick (13-3-3-2, 2.08 GAA, .926 sv%). The starting forward lines and defensive pairs for the Bears:
Injuries: Brian Pinho (shoulder surgery), Matt Moulson (back surgery), Mike Sgarbossa (upper-body injury), Riley Sutter (upper-body injury).
Scratches: Jake Massie, Christopher Brown and Macoy Erkamps,
The second period would also go scoreless.
Hershey led in shots 10-5 in the second period, and 21-9 after two periods.
The Bears were 0 for 2 and the Bruins 0 for 4 on the power play after two periods.
The Bruins would finally break the ice with a greasy goal midway through the final frame. Tyler Lewington (2) was credited with the tally. Justin Brazeau (11) and Eduards Tralmaks (11) had the helpers.
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The Bruins would add an empty net goal for the 2-0 final.
The Bears are back in action on Saturday when they face the Wolf Pack in Hartford. Puck drop is set for 7:00 PM
- AHL box score
- Attendance: 7,731
- Brett Leason played in his 100th AHL game.
- The Bears remain with 2,999 franchise wins.
- The Bears first franchise win in the AHL came in a 2-1 decision over the Providence Reds on home ice on Nov. 5, 1938.
- Hershey will become just the fifth team in professional hockey to record 3,000 wins.