The Wilkes-Barre Scranton Penguins lose to the Hershey Bears 5-2 in a penalty-filled game Saturday, May 7, 2016 at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Wilkes-Barre Township, PA. 29 penalties were called in the contest between these two rivals. Hershey’s Chris Bourque was named 1st star, having scored 2 goals. Hershey’s Chandler Stephenson was named 2nd star, having made 3 assists. 3rd star went to WBS’s Jake Guentzel, having scored a goal and getting an assist. Hershey now leads the Atlantic Division Finals 2-1 in the AHL Calder Cup Playoffs. Game 4 will be played at Mohegan Sun Arena Monday, May 9, 2016 at 7:05p. (Rachel Lewis – Inside Hockey)
Alex Ovechkin’s two-goal night puts him just six goals away from tying Gordie Howe’s record of 801 goals. Additionally he is now just one goal short of 500 even-strength goals. Only three other players have reached this milestone: Wayne Gretzky (617), Gordie Howe (566), and Jaromire Jagr (538). The visiting Washington Capitals defeated the Philadelphia Flyers by a score of 4-1 during regulation.