Friday, May 8, 2009

Bears Looking For Game 4 Win

Who is excited for tonight's game??

I am!

This game is HUGE for both teams. If the Bears win they are in great shape with only 1 more win necessary.

If the Pens pull it out then the series is tied with tomorrow nights game in Wilkes Barre again and it becomes a must win for Hershey.

The Bears can not allow the Pens to get the win and regain their confidence and momentum. They have to come out better and actually get some shots against the Pens goalies. I don't think they need 40-45 shots but getting to 30 would be nice.

There is a possibility of a call up to Washington so that is something to watch for this afternoon. Last I heard there were rumors of a call up but no confirmation or denial from anyone. I would imagine if there is/was a call up it has already happened and will be announced this morning.

This team is absolutely deep enough to handle it but some other players are going to have to step up. Andrew Gordon and Kyle Wilson are the first two names that come to mind. Both are terrific players but consistency is killing them lately. They show up and get points in a game and then disappear for a while. The team needs them to produce more.

Jay Beagle needs to hit the net when he gets open looks. It isn't something anyone is going to hold against him but if he scores one of the two chances on Wednesday night then the Bears more than likely win. I am not saying they were easy or that there wasn't pressure but you have to put those away when you get them.

The MAG line also needs to be more consistent. I know in the postseason, especially on the road, the other team is looking to shut down the top line but Alexander Giroux, Keith Aucoin, and Graham Mink should be good enough to break through and get more pressure. It isn't even the goals that are lagging...the consistent pressure is not there.

The Bears played great in games 1 and 2. They looked solid in game 3. They need to be great or better in game 4 so that they can close out this series Saturday night in the WB.


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