Marek Svatos scored three goals and assisted on a fourth as Hershey posted a 5-2 road win over Bridgeport at the Arena at Harbor Yard on Wednesday night.
The win kept the Bears six points out of the final playoff spot in the East Division.
It was the first multiple-goal game of the season for Svatos, who now has 12 goals on the year.
Jeff Ulmer had a goal and an assist for Hershey; his shorthanded score in the second period put the Bears in the lead for good. Brett Clark also scored, and David Masse added two assists.
Peter Budaj made 26 saves to run his record to 23-15-0 on the season.
Cole Jarrett and Matt Koalska scored for the Sound Tigers, who saw their three-gamem winning streak come to an end.
Elsewhere on Wednesday:
Duncan Milroy and Chris Higgins recorded a goal and an assist apiece to help Hamilton past St. John’s, 4-3… Dennis Wideman and Jon DiSalvatore scored early in the third period as Worcester rallied past Manchester, 2-1… Jamie Lundmark had a pair of goals in Hartford’s 3-1 win over San Antonio… David Gove scored with 7:26 left in regulation to give Providence a 2-1 win over Lowell… Norfolk scored four power-play goals in the first period, then held on for a 4-3 win at Springfield… Dany Sabourin allowed exactly one goal for the sixth straight start, making 30 saves in Wilkes-Barre/Scranton’s 2-1 win over Manitoba… Zenon Konopka scored twice and Stanislav Chistov added three assists as Cincinnati blanked Philadelphia, 5-0… Kari Lehtonen made 35 saves and Chicago withstood a late rally to defeat Syracuse, 6-4… Josh Harding finished with 31 saves as Houston beat Utah, 3-0.