Bruins Down Bears, 1-0

Photo: The Hershey Bears

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.


STARTERS

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.


FIRST PERIOD

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.


SECOND PERIOD

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.


THIRD PERIOD

The Bruins finally broke the seal on the scoring with 6:19 remaining in regulation. Michael Callahan (1) scored the go-ahead goal, assisted by Jakub Lauko (13) and Steven Fogarty (31).

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.


SHAVINGS

  • 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.

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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1 Response to Bruins Down Bears, 1-0

  1. Anonymous says:

    That game, like most with Providence this season, was a yawn fest. Tough loss on top of it.

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