The Hershey Bears collected their second win in a row, after a 2-1 overtime win against the Springfield Falcons Sunday night at Giant Center. Ryan Potulny netted his 22nd goal of the year 22 seconds into overtime to send the home crowd happy. In what was mostly a defensive game, the Bears were able to finally convert on their sixth power play of the night.
Former Hershey Bear, Alexandre Giroux netted his 21st goal of the year against his former team on a wrist shot coming down the left wing. The first period lacked for offense as only 11 shots on goal were totaled by the Falcons and Bears.
Hershey answered back in the second period as Matt Pope potted his 6th of the year on a puck that hit of the boards behind the net and found Pope sitting in front of Falcons goalie, Paul Dainton. This goal tied the game up at one which would stay that way until the overtime period.
Bears goalie, Dany Sabourin was solid in net making 23 saves and improving his record to 11-9-3. With the win, Hershey hit the 70 point plateau in the standings with a record of 30-19-4-5.
After Sunday’s game the Washington Capitals returned goalie, Braden Holtby back to the Bears after dressing in the Capitals game against the Philadelphia Flyers.
In turn, Hershey assigned goalie, Philipp Grubauer back to the South Carolina Stingrays.
On Tuesday morning the Hershey Bears announced their “clear day” rosters. This means all players on this roster will appear in the remaining regular season games and in the Calder Cup playoffs. The only way “in residence” players are able to play is under the condition of an injury, a recall or a suspension. The roster is listed below:
Goaltenders (2): Braden Holtby, Dany Sabourin
Defensemen (7): Julien Brouillette, Sean Collins, Tomas Kundratek, Kevin Marshall, Patrick McNeill, Dmitry Orlov, Patrick Wellar
Forwards (13): Keith Aucoin, Chris Bourque, Mike Carman, Andrew Carroll, Cody Eakin, Kyle Greentree, Christian Hanson, Boyd Kane, Jacob Micflikier, Graham Mink, Matt Pope, Ryan Potulny, Joel Rechlicz
In Residence (4): D.J. King, Maxime Lacroix, Zach Miskovic, Garrett Mitchell