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Bears rally to beat Devils in shootout

Saturday, February 15, 2014
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— Ryan Stoa and Casey Wellman scored in the shootout, and the Hershey Bears beat the Albany Devils, 3-2, at Boardwalk Hall on Friday night.

The Devils (25-16-3-5) twice took a one-goal lead, and twice, Hershey (27-16-3-3) tied it up.

Michael Latta scored the final goal of regulation at 9:23 in the third period to tie the game, 2-2. Matt Watkins also scored for Hershey with 11.6 seconds left in the first period.

Albany’s Reid Boucher scored his 12th goal of the season 8:12 into the game, assisted by Tim Sestito and Scott Timmins. Timmins later set up Stefan Matteau’s ninth of the season at 15:34 of the second period for a 2-1 lead. Mike Hoeffel also assisted on that tally.

Stoa and Wellman scored in the first two rounds of the shootout. Matteau gave Albany some hope with a tally in the fourth round, but Timmins came up empty on his fifth-round attempt.

Philipp Grubauer made 33 saves for the Bears. Albany’s Scott Wedgewood stopped 20 shots.

Hershey 1 0 1 0 — 3

Albany 1 1 0 0 — 2

Hershey won shootout, 2-1

First Period — 1, Albany, Boucher 12 (Sestito, Timmins), 8:12 (pp). 2, Hershey, Watkins 8 (Byers), 19:48. Penalties — Olesky, Her (tripping), 2:22; Schmidt, Her (holding), 8:04; Kelly, Alb (holding), 12:02.

Second Period — 3, Albany, Matteau 9 (Timmins, Hoeffel), 15:34. Penalties — McPherson, Alb (hooking), 1:24; Strachan, Her (tripping), 18:36.

Third Period — 4, Hershey, Latta 7 (LeBlanc, Deschamps), 9:23. Penalties — None.

Overtime — None. Penalties — None.

Shootout — Hershey 2 (Stoa G, Wellman G, Potulny NG, Gazley NG), Albany 1 (Boucher NG, Tedenby NG, Sislo NG, Matteau G, Timmins NG).

Shots on goal — Hershey 9-7-5-1-1 — 23. Albany 14-9-9-3-0 — 35.

Power-play opportunities — Hershey 0 of 2; Albany 1 of 3.

Goalies — Hershey, Grubauer 10-5-1 (35 shots-33 saves). Albany, Wedgewood 7-10-3 (22-20).

A — 2,931. T — 2:19.

Referee — Tom Chmieleski. Linesmen — Leo Boylan, Bill Lyons.

 
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