Bears Falls To Bruins, 2-0

Photo: Providence Bruins

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.

STARTERS

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,



SECOND PERIOD

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.


THIRD PERIOD

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.

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


SHAVINGS

  • 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.

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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