Playing for the first time in nearly five months, Justin Papineau scored the winning goal on Wednesday night as Bridgeport moved into third place in the East Division with a 5-4 overtime victory over visiting Hershey on Wednesday night.
Papineau, who suffered a shoulder injury in a game back on Nov. 2, converted with the Sound Tigers skating 6-on-3 in the extra session. Hershey goaltender Kirk Daubenspeck was whistled for holding, Lawrence Nycholat was sent off for roughing and a delayed penalty was upcoming on Jakub Cutta when Papineau buried his sixth goal in eight games this season.
Jeremy Colliton scored twice and Ryan Caldwell joined Papineau with a goal and an assist as the Sound Tigers moved a point ahead of Norfolk and into the third spot in the East.
Wade Dubielewicz stopped 38 shots to improve to 15-3-2 in his last 20 decisions.
Kris Beech led the Bears with two goals and an assist.
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