Riley Barber scored on a energy play, though Lehigh Valley Phantoms’ netminder Dustin Tokarski incited aside 29 of 30 shots to better the Hershey Bears, 2-1, on Saturday night during a PPL Center. The detriment snapped Hershey’s five-game indicate streak.
Despite scoring only one goal, Hershey did not have a miss of chances. Nathan Walker was denied on a chastisement shot during 16:02 of a initial duration after being bending on a shorthanded mangle adult ice.
In a fourth assembly during PPL Center this season, a Chocolate and White grabbed a lead during 6:47 of a second period. On Hershey’s initial energy play of a night, Barber was postulated genuine estate from a left face-off round to slice a shot low to a ice past Tokarski. The idea was Barber’s team-leading 12th of a deteriorate and Lucas Johansen and Connor Hobbs assisted.
Only 3:58 later, Lehigh Valley answered on a 2-on-1 rush. T.J. Brennan wristed a shot past a blocker of Hershey goaltender Vitek Vanecek to tie a competition during 1-1. Hershey after killed a 5 notation vital chastisement in a second duration after Colby Williams was assessed a compare chastisement for an bootleg check to a conduct of Danick Martel.
In a third period, a Phantoms grabbed a game-winner during 8:43. Moments after a ten-bell save done by Tokarski, a Phantoms countered and capitalized. Matt Read deflected a Reece Wilcox shot from a container and kick Vanecek for a determining marker.
The Bears outshot a Phantoms 30-24 on a night. Hershey went 1-for-4 on a energy play while Lehigh Valley was 0-for-4. Hershey’s record now stands during 17-17-2-3.
The dual teams rematch tomorrow night at Giant Center at 5 p.m. It’s PSECU Knit Cap Giveaway Night to a initial 4,000. Ticket information to Sunday’s game, and a 2018 Capital BlueCross Outdoor Classic, is accessible at HersheyBears.com.