It was Brad Thiessen getting his second start in consecutive nights vs. Braden Holtby for the Bears. Eric Tangradi was scratched but he is not TRADED. He was tending to a family matter. Steve MacIntyre replaced Tangradi in the WBS lineup. Philip Samuelsson took Cody Wild's spot. Nick Petersen was a healthy scratch again today.
After nearly 14 minutes of scoreless hockey in the first period, the Bears got on the board. Then scored a power play goal with Samuelsson off just 1:39 later.
The Bears added two more in the beginning of the second period just 29 seconds apart and never really looked back.
Jason Williams broke Braden Holtby's shutout in the third and nearly got a second goal, clanking one off the inside of the post after beating Holtby clean. But on the same shift, Ryan Potulny got his second of the night and the cherry on the sundae, making the 5-1 score a final.
The Penguins are still in first place in the East Division. They have one meeting left with these Hershey Bears at home on April 6th. The WBS Penguins next game is Wednesday night when they will host the Norfolk Admirals.