The Hershey Bears fell to the Providence Bruins, 1-0 Sunday evening at the Giant Center in Hershey. The loss drops the Bears record to 33-29-6-4 (76 points) on the season.
Following a scoreless first and second period, the Bruins finally broke the seal on the scoring with a goal late in the third period and held on for the 1-0 victory.
The Bears started goaltender Pheonix Copley (17-10-5-2, 2.36 GAA, .915 sv %) in net while the Bruins countered with Brandon Bussi (1-0-0-0, 1.85 GAA, .933 sv%). The starting forward lines and defensive pairs for the Bears:
Injuries: Brian Pinho (shoulder surgery), Matt Moulson (back surgery), Kody Clark (lower body injury) and Riley Sutter (upper-body injury).
Scratches: Jake Massie, Macoy Erkamps, Kale Kessy, Christopher Brown and Clay Stevenson.
The Bears and Bruins skated to a scoreless draw in the first period.
Providence led in shots 9-3.
Hershey was 0 for 1 on the power play while the Bruins did not have a man advantage in the first frame.
The Bears had just five shots on goal at 6:18 of the second period. The Bruins had 12.
The second period was also scoreless.
Hershey led in shots 13-10 in the middle frame. Providence led 19-16 after two periods.
Hershey was 0 for 4 and Providence 0 for 1 on the power play after 40 minutes.
Bruins strike first with 6:19 remaining in regulation. pic.twitter.com/HYM37XnIoz
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That would be the final.
The Bears are back in action on Tuesday when they visit the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins. Puck drop is set for 7:00 PM.
- AHL box score
- Attendance: 6,077
- Providence led in shots 28-26.
- Pheonix Copley stopped 27 of 28 shots for a .964 game save percentage.
- Bruins shutout Bears for fourth time this season.
- Bears home winning streak ends at five games.
- Last game on Easter Sunday was on April 8, 2012, a 1-0 loss to the Connecticut Whale at Giant Center.