Hershey Bears Defeat Utica Comets 4-1 (Photos)

HERSHEY, PA — The Hershey Bears have one game remaining in the regular season. In their second to last game, the Bears took down the Utica Comets 4-1. Jayson Megna picked up his 20th goal of the season, and for assist markers, Mike Sgarbossa tallied his 35th and Aaron Ness hit his 50th helper tonight – a career high for both players. Continue reading

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Hershey Bears Announce Schedule For First Round Series With Bridgeport Sound Tigers

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The Hershey Bears announced Saturday evening their schedule for the club’s best-of-five games first round playoff series with the Bridgeport Sound Tigers. The Bears, who finished in 3rd place in the Atlantic Division, will open the 2019 Calder Cup Playoffs on the road at 2nd place Bridgeport on Friday, Apr. 19. Continue reading

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Bears Beat Comets 4-1; Nathan Walker Scores Again

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The Hershey Bears downed the Utica Comets 4-1 Saturday night at the Giant Center in Hershey. The win improves the Bears record to 42-25-4-4 (92 points) on the season. The Bears wrap-up their regular season schedule on Sunday when they host the Hartford Wolf Pack at Giant Center. Puck drop is set for 5:00 PM. Continue reading

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Batya to the Rescue! Playoff Heroics Nothing New to Brooks Orpik

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When one thinks of potential playoff heroes for the Capitals, defenseman Brooks Orpik’s name most likely isn’t one of them. The 38-year old blueliner is known for his physical, stay-at-home defensive play that has earned the respect of teammates, coaches, and fans over his career. With that said, Orpik’s heroics in the Capitals’ 4-3 overtime win in Game 2 of their first round playoff series against the Carolina Hurricanes is nothing new to the veteran. Continue reading

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Capitals Down Hurricanes 4-3 In Overtime, Take 2-0 Series Lead

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The Washington Capitals beat the Carolina Hurricanes 4-3 (OT) Saturday afternoon at Capital One Arena in the District. Brooks Orpik would pot the game-winner 1:48 into the extra frame. The win gives the Capitals a 2-0 series lead, as the series now shifts to Raleigh, North Carolina for Games 3 and 4. Game 3 of the series is set for Monday night at PNC Arena in Raleigh, North Carolina. Puck drop is set for a little after 7:00 PM. Continue reading

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Axel Jonsson-Fjällby Continues To Heat-Up in SHL Post Season

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Last year Axel Jonsson-Fjällby had a great showing in the Swedish Hockey League (SHL) playoffs, making a real breakthrough. After a rough regular season this year, it felt like the Swedish winger took one step back. But sometimes one has to take one step back in order to take two steps forward, and maybe that’ what Jonsson-Fjällby has done. Currently he is killing it, leading his team Djurgården in points in the SHL playoffs, where the Stockholm team currently play in the semifinals, on the verge on reaching the finals. Continue reading

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Lightning, Penguins Find Themselves In Early 0-2 Holes

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The Tampa Bay Lightning, who tied the NHL record with 62 wins in the regular season, and the Pittsburgh Penguins, who have won two of the past three Stanley Cups, were among favorites to advance far in the 2019 Stanley Cup Playoffs, but through two games of their respective first-round series, both teams have fallen into 0-2 holes. Teams have gone up 2-0 in a best of seven series 401 times and have come back to win the series 51 times (12.7% of the time), according to HockeyReference.com. Continue reading

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Bears Trounce Wolf Pack 6-3; Nathan Walker Scores Twice

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The Hershey Bears downed the Hartford Wolf Pack 6-3 Friday night at the XL Center in Hartford. The win improves the Bears record to 41-25-4-4 (90 points) on the season, and secures a first-round matchup with the Bridgeport Sound Tigers. The Bears closeout the regular season with a pair of home games, starting with the Utica Comets on Saturday. Puck drop is set for 7:00 PM at Giant Center. Continue reading

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Round 1, Game 2 Preview: Capitals Look To Go Up 2-0 Before The Series Shifts To Raleigh


The Washington Capitals can extend their First Round series lead to 2-0 with a win against the Carolina Hurricanes at Capital One Arena on Saturday afternoon. The Capitals took Game 1 by a score of 4-2 on Thursday night. Game 2 can be seen on NBC beginning at 3 PM ET. Here are five keys for the Capitals for Game 2: Continue reading

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Bringing in the Big Guns: Star Players Step Up in Capitals’ Game 1 Victory Over Carolina

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While the third period provided the Capitals and their fans in Capital One Arena with a bit of a scare, the rest of the team’s 4-2 Game 1 victory on Thursday night was due in large part to the efforts of some of the Caps’ highest-profile and big-name players, who pushed the home team to a hard-fought win in their opening game of the 2019 Stanley Cup Playoffs. Continue reading

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