Monday, October 10, 2011

Bears begin 2-0

Due to a nice out of town mini-vacation I was not around to post a Saturday game preview or recaps of the games.  I also didn't get to hear the games as internet was not available to listen online.  So I can only share what I can read on the game sheets and in the paper.

And based on that, it seems that things went well.  Through 2 games the Bears have 6 goals and, not surprisingly, they were scored by 6 different players.  Christian Hanson, Keith Aucoin, Chris Bourque, Matthew Ford, Kyle Greentree, and Patrick Wellar had them.

Hershey scored 1 power play goal and added 2 shorthanded goals.  The penalty kill was okay allowing only 2 goals on 12 opportunities but I think we would all like to see better.

The goalies were good.  Both Braden Holtby and Dany Sabourin got a start and both earned 3-2 victories.  Braden faced 29 shots against the Senators while Dany faced 25 against the Pens.

All in all it was a good opening weekend for the Bears.

The best parts would have to be this though...

Spoiling the Calder Cup celebration up in Binghamton, and

Beating the Baby Pens in the first game between the two this season after struggling so much against them last season. 

Great start to the season.

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