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03/19/2017 - TODAY'S GAME NOTES
Hershey Bears (35-18-8-3, 81 points, 4th in Atlantic) at Bridgeport Sound Tigers (38-22-2-1, 79 points, 5th in Atlantic)
Sunday, March 19, 2017- 3:00 p.m.
Webster bank Arena

Broadcast Information (Pre-game 2:30 PM)
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BEARS AT SOUND TIGERS: The Hershey Bears return to the Webster Bank Arena to battle the Bridgeport Sound Tigers for the fourth Sunday this season. Hershey is a much-improved team since its last visit to Bridgeport, going 8-2-0-0 over the past 10 games and adding key pieces including netminder Pheonix Copley. The Bears enter today’s game having won four straight contests and currently hold a lead over Bridgeport for fourth place in the Atlantic Division by just two points. Hershey has not won at the Webster Bank Arena this season.

2016-17 REGULAR-SEASON SERIES VS BRIDGEPORT (2-3-0-1): 
October 22    BRIDGEPORT    Giant Center    W, 5-2
November 12    BRIDGEPORT    Giant Center    SOL, 4-3
December 30    BRIDGEPORT    Giant Center    W, 6-2
February 12    At Bridgeport    Webster Bank Arena    L, 5-4
February 19    At Bridgeport    Webster Bank Arena    L, 5-1
February 26    At Bridgeport    Webster Bank Arena    L, 2-1
March 19    At Bridgeport    Webster Bank Arena    
April 1    BRIDGEPORT    Giant Center    

ATLANTIC DIVISION STANDINGS

RECENT RESULTS:
Saturday, March 18: Hershey 6, Hartford 4

Paul Carey scored four goals to lead the Hershey Bears hockey team to a 6-4 victory over the Hartford Wolf Pack on Saturday night at the Giant Center. The best game of Carey’s professional career gave Hershey a ninth straight victory on home ice. 

Carey started, and finished, the scoring on Saturday. The forward notched the game’s opening tally at 7:50 of the first period. Coming off a four-point night, Christian Djoos found Carey on the right wing. The forward snapped a shot past the glove of Hartford netminder Mackenzie Skapski to make it 1-0 Hershey. 

After Christian Thomas added his team-leading 24th goal of the season on the power play to give Hershey a 2-0 lead, Carey struck again at the 7:13 mark of the second period. Travis Boyd fed Carey on the right wing, and the forward snapped a shot past Skapski to make it 3-0. 

Riley Barber’s goal at 14:06 of the middle frame ended Skapski’s night and gave Hershey a 4-0 lead. However, Hartford swung the momentum with two power play goals late in the second period. Hartford's Ryan Graves scored a 5-on-3 power play goal at 16:57 to make it 4-1, and Taylor Beck struck at 17:36 on a slap shot to make it 4-2 Hershey. 

Carey completed the hat trick at 11:15 of the third period, deflecting a shot from behind the goal line off a Hartford defender and past new goaltender Jeff Malcolm to make it 5-3 on the power play. The hat trick was the first of Carey’s AHL career. 

After Matt Carey and Boo Nieves scored back-to-back goals for Hartford at 14:51 and 15:33 of the third period to make it 5-4 Hershey, Paul Carey scored his fourth goal into the empty net at 18:49. With the tally, Carey became the first player to score four goals for the Bears since Mathieu Perreault did it versus Bridgeport on Feb. 27, 2010. 

Carey nearly added a fifth goal just before the horn, but the officials ruled no goal as a fight broke out.  In the victory, Hershey outshot Hartford 38-19. The Bears were 2-for-6 on the power play and Hartford was 2-for-5.

BEARS vs. SOUND TIGERS - SPECIAL TEAMS: (As of March 19:)

HERSHEY

Power Play    61-for-279 (21.6%) – 6th in AHL
Penalty Kill    228-for-280 (81.4%) – 17th in AHL

Bridgeport
Power Play    42-for-249 (16.9%) –19th in AHL
Penalty Kill    210-for-262 (80.2%) – 22nd in AHL

BEARS vs. SOUND TIGERS – TEAM LEADERS (Stats Exclude Players on NHL Recall):
HERSHEY

Goals    Christian Thomas (24)
Assists    Travis Boyd (43)
Points    Chris Bourque, Travis Boyd (55)
PIMs    Tyler Lewington (132)
Plus/Minus    Stanislav Galiev (+19)
Power-Play Goals    Christian Thomas (12)
Shorthanded Goals    N/A
Game-Winning Goals    Paul Carey (6)
Wins    Pheonix Copley (19)
Goals-Against Average    Pheonix Copley (2.28)
Save Percentage    Pheonix Copley (.923)

Bridgeport
Goals    Bracken Kearns (21)
Assists    Devon Toews (34)
Points    Bracken Kearns (45)
PIMs    Kyle Burroughs (99)
Plus/Minus    Bracken Kearns (+19)
Power-Play Goals    Steve Bernier (9)
Shorthanded Goals    Connor Jones (2)
Game-Winning Goals    Three Tied (4)
Wins    Jaroslav Halak (16)
Goals-Against Average    Jaroslav Halak (2.20)
Save Percentage    Jaroslav Halak (.924)


BEARS RECENT TRANSACTIONS:
Mar. 17    ADD    LW    Jakub Vrana    Returned on loan from Washington (NHL)
Mar. 14    DEL    C    Kelly Zajac    Returned on loan to South Carolina (ECHL)
Mar. 14    DEL    D    Cody Corbett    Reassigned by Washington (NHL) to South Carolina (ECHL)
Mar. 14    ADD    D    Kris Bindulis    Signed to ATO 
Mar. 9    ADD    LW    Mason Mitchell    Signed to ATO
Mar. 9    ADD    C    Hampus Gustafsson    Signed to ATO
Mar. 8    ADD    D    Mattias Backman    Reassigned by Dallas (NHL) from Texas (AHL)

SOUND TIGERS RECENT TRANSACTIONS:
Mar. 16    DEL    D    Patrick Cullity    Reassigned by NY Islanders (NHL) to Missouri (ECHL)
Mar. 15    ADD    C    Justin Danforth    Signed to ATO
Mar. 12    ADD    RW    Brant Harris    Signed to PTO
Mar. 7    ADD    C    Darren Nowich    Signed to PTO
Feb. 28    DEL    RW    Josh Ho-Sang    Recalled from loan by NY Islanders (NHL)
Feb. 28    ADD    C    Kyle Schempp    Reassigned by NY Islanders (NHL) from Missouri (ECHL)
Feb. 26    ADD    C    Bracken Kearns    Returned on loan from NY Islanders (NHL)

BEARS NEWS AND NOTES:

LAST TIME VERSUS BRIDGEPORT: In a game that lacked offensive, a highlight-reel goal was the difference the last time Hershey met Bridgeport. On Feb. 26, the Sound Tigers earned a third straight Sunday win over Hershey, defeating the Bears 2-1 at Webster Bank Arena. Josh Winquist’s impressive goal at 7:01 of the third period broke a 1-1 stalemate and gave Bridgeport the victory. Christian Djoos had the lone goal for Hershey. Hershey outshot Bridgeport, 20-17. 

HISTORY FOR CAREY: Last night, forward Paul Carey became the first Hershey player to score four goals in a single game since Mathieu Perrault accomplished the feat on Feb. 27, 2010 versus Bridgeport. Perrault notched a pair of goals in the first and second period in Hershey’s 9-2 win at Giant Center. Last night, Carey nearly scored a fifth goal, notching a tally at the buzzer that was ruled no goal. Had that goal counted, he would have been the first player with five goals in a game for the Bears since Andre Deschamps versus Baltimore in 1976.

TOP SCORERS & STREAKS: Hershey boasts three players in the top-10 in the AHL’s scoring race. Chris Bourque and Travis Boyd are tied for third with 55 points, while Paul Carey is seventh with 53 points. Carey’s six game-winning goals are also tied for second in the AHL.  Carey currently has a five game point streak. Additionally, forward Stanislav Galiev has a seven game point streak while defender Tom Gilbert has assists in three straight games. 

BEARS-SOUND TIGERS FAST FACTS: Chris Bourque leads the season series with nine points (one goal, eight assists) versus Bridgeport…The Sound Tigers have got seven assists from Ryan Pulock in the season series…Jaroslav Halak is 3-0-0 versus Hershey with a 2.00 goals against average and .915 save percentage…Netminder Pheonix Copley went 2-0-0 in three games versus Bridgeport in 2014-15 with a 2.31 goals against average, a .924 save percentage, and one fight versus Bridgeport goalie Kevin Poulin. 

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