Hershey skated to a 2-0 lead after the first period on goals by DJ King and Cameron Schilling. But Wilkes-Barre would get one back in the 2nd and the tying goal about 6 minutes into the 3rd period to make it a 2-2 game.
The teams traded goals over the final 7 minutes of the 3rd period to force overtime where the Bears actually outshot the Pens 4-0 and picked up the win.
Yes it was a win. Yes I am excited for game 4 on Friday night.
But if the Bears intend to make this a real series and go back to Wilkes-Barre on Saturday, this needs to be the first step in the process.
Wilkes-Barre dominated the first few minutes of the game and it was beginning to look a lot like games 1 and 2 sounded. Hershey couldn't get the puck out of their zone and had to block multiple shots and get saves from Dany Sabourin to stay even on the scoreboard.
In the 3rd period it cost them as Wilkes-Barre only left the offensive zone a couple of times in the first 6 minutes and picked up the tying goal at the end of that.
Game 3 was a good first step. Game 4 needs to go a step further.
LET'S GO BEARS!!!!