Sunday the Hershey Bears faced off against their I-81 rivals from Wilkes-Barre Township to close out the month of October. A night after celebrating the first win of the season at Giant Center and a stellar 35-save shutout by Braden Holtby, the Bears hung for a 3-2 victory.
Neither team managed to score in the opening period, both fired eight shots on goal. The Bears killed two penalties in the period, increasing their penalty kill streak to eleven straight kills.
Right out of the gate to begin the second period, Mike Carman danced into the offensive zone and tallied on Wilkes-Barre’s net minder, Jeff Zatkoff. After years of facing Brad Thiessen, this was the Chocolate and White’s first game against Zatkoff. Just over 13 minutes later following Carman’s goal, Dmitry Orlov was sent to the sin-bin for a tripping infraction.