WILKES-BARRE/SCRANTON FALLS IN HERSHEY, 6-1
HERSHEY, Pa. – The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins fell by a 6-1 score to the Hershey Bears on Sunday afternoon at Giant Center.
Wilkes-Barre/Scranton (4-3-0-0) saw its three-game win streak come to an end as Hershey’s line of Joe Snively, Jimmy Huntington and Alex Limoges all recorded three-point games.
Ethen Frank rattled off a pair of goals before the game was four minutes old, starting the scoring at 1:11 of the first period then tucking in a power-play goal at 3:08.
Hershey extended its lead to 3-0 on a two-on-none rush finished by Snively with 3:08 left in the opening frame.
The Penguins looked to have gotten on the board with a power-play goal early in the second period courtesy of Corey Andonovski. However, the officials huddled together at center ice and ultimately reserved the initial call to no goal due to a high stick.
Sam Poulin eventually delivered a man-advantage marker that did count, burying a rebound midway through the second stanza.
Snively’s second of the game marked another power-play strike for Hershey with 2:34 left before the second intermission, making it 4-1, Bears.
Wilkes-Barre/Scranton swapped starting goalie Garret Sparks for rookie Joel Blomqvist at the start of the third period, but Hershey’s offense continued to roll. Huntington knocked in a rebound at 4:41, followed by Bogdan Trineyev’s first AHL goal at 16:50.
Sparks finished with 18 saves on 22 shots faced, while Blomqvist turned away five of seven shots in relief. Bears goalie Hunter Shepard earned the win having made 24 saves.
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