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Bears beat Devils in shootout

Bears beat Devils in shootout

The Hershey Bears overcame a 3-1 deficit to beat the Albany Devils, 4-3, in a shootout Sunday at the

The Hershey Bears overcame a 3-1 deficit to beat the Albany Devils, 4-3, in a shootout Sunday at the Giant Center.

It was the second straight Sunday in which the Bears got the best of the Devils. They took a 4-1 decision in Atlantic City, N.J.

The Devils trailed, 1-0, after Dustin Gazley scored in the first period. But Albany scored the next three goals.

Mike Sislo started the outburst with a goal 5:57 into the second period. Tim Sestito gave the Devils the lead with 22 seconds left in the second. Rod Pelly tallied a short-handed goal 2:03 into the third period.

Ryan Potulny started the Hershey comeback, scoring a power-play goal midway through the third. David Kolomatis tied it with 3:04 remaining.

The Bears won the shootout, 3-1. Casey Wellman, Potulny and Gazley scored for Hershey. Mattias Tedenby scored for Albany.

Devils goalie Scott Wedgewood made 32 saves, tying a season high. Former Clarkson netminder David Leggio stopped 25 shots for the Bears.

The Devils visit the Binghamton Senators at 7:05 p.m. Friday.

Albany 0 2 1 0 — 3

Hershey 1 0 2 0 — 4

Hershey won shootout, 3-1

First Period — 1, Hershey, Gazley 4 (Taffe, Stoa), 11:19 (pp). Penalties — Matteau, Alb, double minor (high-sticking), 8:22; Latta, Her (slashing), 14:01; Timmins, Alb (slashing), 15:03.

Second Period — 2, Albany, Sislo 11 (Timmins, McPherson), 5:57. 3, Albany, Sestito 8 (Pelley), 19:38. Penalties — Segal, Her (slashing), 8:00; Schilling, Her (roughing), 12:00; McPherson, Alb (hooking), 16:28.

Thirrd Period — 4, Albany, Pelley 9 (McPherson), 2:03 (sh). 5, Hershey, Potulny 1 (Wellman, Deschamps), 10:49 (pp). 6, Hershey, Kolomatis 6 (Latta, Schilling), 16:56. Penalties — Tedenby, Alb (tripping), 1:33; Leggio, Her (unsportsmanlike conduct), 2:03; Albany bench, served by Pesonen (too many men), 4:35; Sestito, Alb, minor-misconduct (unsportsmanlike conduct), 4:35; Urbom, Alb (delay of game), 8:57; Pesonen, Alb, double minor (high-sticking), 14:25; Potulny, Her (boarding), 15:07; Urbom, Alb (high-sticking), 18:07.

Overtime — None. Penalties — None.

Shootout — Albany 1 (Sislo NG, Tedenby G, Demkov NG, Whitney NG), Hershey 3 (Stoa NG, Wellman G, Potulny G, Gazley G).

Shots on Goal — Albany 10-13-5-0 — 28. Hershey 11-8-14-2 — 36.

Power Play Opportunities — Albany 0 of 4; Hershey 2 of 11.

Goalies — Albany, Wedgewood 7-6-2 (35 shots-32 saves). Hershey, Leggio 12-12-2 (28 shots-25 saves).

A — 9,719. T — 2:33.

Referees — Tom Chmielewski, David Banfield. Linesmen — Scott Pomento, Jud Ritter.

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