HERSHEY 3, WILKES-BARRE/SCRANTON 1
Hershey scored three times in the first period and cruised to a 3-1 win over Wilkes-Barre/Scranton on Sunday at Giant Center in Game 2 of the East Division Finals.
Graham Mink was one of three players to score for the Bears, who took a 2-0 series lead and won their sixth straight game to open the playoffs.
Defenseman John Carlson, a first-round draft pick by Washington in 2008, scored his first professional goal for Hershey at 13:54 to make it a 2-0 lead.
Mink extended the advantage to 3-0 at the 17:51 mark, tallying his second goal of the postseason. Rookie Mathieu Perreault picked up his second assist of the afternoon on Mink’s goal, and defenseman Greg Amadio also earned a helper.
Neither team would score again until Penguins defenseman Alex Goligoski tallied his first of the playoffs with just 1:56 to go in regulation, spoiling the shutout bid by Bears goaltender Michal Neuvirth, who finished with 24 saves in the victory.
Both the Bears and Penguins went 0-for-6 on the power play after each side scored a pair of power play goals in the series opener.
Hershey improved to 8-1 at Giant Center in the playoffs against the Penguins, and the Bears will go for a commanding 3-0 series lead when the scene shifts to Wilkes-Barre for Game 3 on Wednesday.
E1-Hershey Bears vs. E3-W-B/Scranton Penguins || Preview
Game 1 – Sat., May 2 – HERSHEY 5, W-B/Scranton 3
Game 2 – Sun., May 3 – HERSHEY 3, W-B/Scranton 1
Game 3 – Wed., May 6 – Hershey at W-B/Scranton, 7:05
Game 4 – Fri., May 8 – Hershey at W-B/Scranton, 7:05
*Game 5 – Sat., May 9 – Hershey at W-B/Scranton, 7:05
*Game 6 – Sun., May 10 – W-B/Scranton at Hershey, 5:00
*Game 7 – Tue., May 12 – W-B/Scranton at Hershey, 7:00