The Hershey Bears staved off elimination and pushed their first-round series to the limit with a 2-1 win over Wilkes-Barre/Scranton on Sunday evening.
The decisive Game 3 is set for Monday night in Wilkes-Barre, with the winner moving on to face Springfield in the Atlantic Division semifinals.
Hershey’s defense allowed only 23 shots on net for the game, with Pheonix Copley (1-1) making 22 saves.
Felix Robert had the goal for the Penguins, who are 0-7 all-time with a chance to close out a series with a win at Giant Center.
Tommy Nappier (1-1) stopped 30 shots for Wilkes-Barre.
Atlantic Division First Round – Series “B” (best-of-3)
A4-Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins vs. A5-Hershey Bears
Game 1 – Fri., May 6 – W-B/SCRANTON 3, Hershey 0
Game 2 – Sun., May 8 – HERSHEY 2, W-B/Scranton 1
Game 3 – Mon., May 9 – Hershey at W-B/Scranton, 7:05
*if necessary… All times Eastern