Sunday night the Hershey Bears looked for revenge over the Syracuse Crunch after suffering a 6-1 beat down, nearly 48 hours prior to the start of Sunday’s game. Dany Sabourin, who came into Friday’s game in relief for Braden Holtby drew the start against Dustin Tokarski. A third period scoring explosion for Syracuse led to a 5-2 win over Hershey.
Into the first frame, both teams traded goals leading to an early shower for Dany Sabourin. Radko Gudas tallied first for Syracuse at 12:04 on a one-timer. Three minutes later on a long five-on-three advantage, Jeff Taffe answered for Hershey. Taffe banked a shot off the body of Tokarski that fell into the back of the net.
But with 2:13 remaining in the opening period, Matt Taormina for Syracuse unleashed a slapper from the point, through a screened Sabourin. After 20 minutes the Crunch carried a 2-1 lead into the dressing room, as well as a 8-7 shot lead. Following the goal, Sabourin made his way slowly to the bench with a stare, glaring back at the coaching staff.