Sound Tigers work overtime to extend series

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Matt Lorito scored 1:13 into overtime as Bridgeport sent its Atlantic Division semifinal series to the limit with a 3-2 win in Hershey on Thursday night.

The winner-take-all Game 5 is set for Saturday night in Bridgeport.

Lorito’s wrist shot from the left-wing circle eluded Vitek Vanecek and gave the Sound Tigers their second OT win of the series.

It was also Bridgeport’s first-ever win on the road when facing elimination (1-6).

The Bears led by a goal twice on tallies from Ryan Sproul and Jayson Megna.

But the Sound Tigers answered both times, with Stephen Gionta tying the game at 1-1 early in the second period and Oliver Wahlstrom netted his first career playoff goal at 1:56 of the third.

Christopher Gibson (2-1) stopped 22 shots for Bridgeport.

Vanecek (1-1) made 37 saves for Hershey.

Atlantic Division Semifinals – Series “B” (best-of-5)
A2-Bridgeport Sound Tigers vs. A3-Hershey Bears
Game 1 – Fri., Apr. 19 – BRIDGEPORT 3, Hershey 2 (2OT) | Recap
Game 2 – Sat., Apr. 20 – Hershey 2, BRIDGEPORT 0 | Recap
Game 3 – Tue., Apr. 23 – HERSHEY 2, Bridgeport 1 | Recap
Game 4 – Thu., Apr. 25 – Bridgeport 3, HERSHEY 2 (OT)
Game 5 – Sat., Apr. 27 – Hershey at Bridgeport, 7:00
*if necessary… All times Eastern