Mason Morelli notched a goal and an assist as Hershey opened up a 2-0 series lead in the Atlantic Division finals with a 4-2 victory over Hartford on Saturday evening at Giant Center.
The Wolf Pack will host Game 3 on Wednesday facing elimination in the best-of-five series.
Morelli opened the scoring with a power-play goal 3:12 into the contest, his third goal of the postseason.
Tanner Fritz tallied two assists for the Wolf Pack, who have lost consecutive games for the first time since a four-game slide from Mar. 5-11.
Atlantic Division Finals (best-of-5)
A2-Hershey Bears vs. A5-Hartford Wolf Pack
Game 1 – Thu., May 11 – HERSHEY 3, Hartford 2 (OT) | Recap
Game 2 – Sat., May 13 – HERSHEY 4, Hartford 2
Game 3 – Wed., May 17 – Hershey at Hartford, 7:00
*Game 4 – Fri., May 19 – Hershey at Hartford, 7:00
*Game 5 – Tue., May 23 – Hartford at Hershey, 7:00
*if necessary… All times Eastern