It was a nail-biter between two great American Hockey League teams at Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza, as the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins fell to the Hersey Bears by the score of 3-2.
It was a hard hitting and fast paced game between these two teams, but it was the Bears ability to cash in on power play opportunities that were able to lead them to victory.
Hersey got the first goal when Matt Moulson found the back of the cage with 1:22 on the clock. The Bears continued to press their offensive advantage, but Wilkes-Barre/Scranton keeper Emil Larmi was able to deny most that came his way.
The Penguins responded with a goal by Tim Schaller, with a beauty of a wrist shot at the 16:24 mark of the first period. Wilkes-Barre/Scranton continued their scoring momentum on a power play goal in the second period thanks to a goal by Josh Currie.
The Bears were able to respond with a power-play opportunity when Mike Sgarbossa evened up the score at 2-2.
These two teams continued to skate well and played hard during the night. Impressing with his play in the cage was Lami who made 33 stops, which is a new AHL career high.
Hersey just out grinded Lami, and the Penguins having cashed in on another power-play goal at the 8:56 mark of the third period. It was Connor McMichael was able to give the Bears a 3-2 lead.
Up next for the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins is Saturday, February 13, when they go on the road for the first time against the Syracuse Crunch. The action between these two teams will start at 7:00 p.m. at the Upstate Medical University Arena.
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