Sunday, May 10, 2009

It's Win or Go Home Time in Hershey

Well first the good news....the home team has won every game so far in the series and the Penguins have no more home games.

Now the bad news....the Bears are down 3 games to 2 and haven't been too good the past two nights. Although I did think they played pretty good in last nights game it wasn't enough.

The Wilkes Barre power play has figured out the Bears penalty kill. In the 3 games in Wilkes Barre the Pens went a collective 6 for 16 on the power play which isn't terrible. But in the last 2 games it has gone 5 for 10. 50%! It would take a pretty good offensive performance to overcome those kinds of numbers.

Unfortunately for the Bears the offensive performance hasn't been that great. 3 of the 4 goals in the last 2 games came from guys that don't even play regularly, Darren Reid, Grant McNeill, and Steve Pinizzotto, and the other came from Keith Aucoin. That means in the last two games neither Alexander Giroux, Graham Mink, Chris Bourque, Kyle Wilson, and Andrew Gordon didn't score at all.

Your top scorers have to perform in the playoffs no matter who they are matched up against and the top players aren't doing that right now.

Tonight at 5 the Bears season is on the line in Hershey. If the Bears can't muster a better performance at both ends of the ice tonight they will be playing golf on Monday.

I think they will!


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