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Bears rally to beat Devils in shootout

Bears rally to beat Devils in shootout

Ryan Stoa and Casey Wellman scored in the shootout, and the Hershey Bears beat the Albany Devils, 3-

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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