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Bears drop Monarchs, go up 2-0 in series

Mike Green scored twice and Hershey killed off 13 of 14 shorthanded situations en route to a 4-1 victory over Manchester in Game 2 of the AHL’s Eastern Conference Final at the Giant Center on Sunday evening.

The Bears will take a 2-0 series lead into Wednesday’s Game 3 in Manchester.

Green, who played 70 NHL games with Washington in 2006-07, leads all AHL defensemen with six goals this postseason.

Kyle Wilson snapped a 1-1 tie with a power-play goal in the final minute of the first period and Matt Hendricks closed out the scoring with a late empty-net goal as the Bears won for the 10th time in 12 playoff outings.

Frederic Cassivi improved his postseason record to 26-7 over the last two springs by stopping 30 of 31 Monarchs shots.

Patrick O’Sullivan had the only goal for Manchester, his eighth.

Attendance in Hershey was 8,346.


Eastern Conference Final – Series "M" (best-of-7)
E1-Hershey Bears vs. A1-Manchester Monarchs

Game 1 – Sat., May 19 – HERSHEY 7, Manchester 2
Game 2 – Sun., May 20 – HERSHEY 4, Manchester 1
Game 3 – Wed., May 23 – Hershey at Manchester, 7:05
Game 4 – Sat., May 26 – Hershey at Manchester, 7:35
*Game 5 – Sun., May 27 – Hershey at Manchester, 6:05
*Game 6 – Wed., May 30 – Manchester at Hershey, 7:00
*Game 7 – Thu., May 31 – Manchester at Hershey, 7:00

*if necessary
All times Eastern