Phil Maillet and Brian Pinho Lead Bears in 6-2 Drubbing Of Phantoms

Picture: Lehigh Valley Phantoms

The Hershey Bears dumped the Lehigh Valley Phantoms 6-2 Wednesday night time on the PPL Middle in Allentown, PA. The victory improves the Bears file to 9-4-2-0 (20 factors) on the season.

After a scoreless first body, the Bears unleashed an offensive frenzy within the second interval, with targets from Shane Gersich, Paul Ladue, Joe Snively and Brian Pinho, giving the Bears a 4-0 lead late within the center body.

The Phantoms would notch their first tally of the sport simply as time was expiring within the second interval to make it 4-1 on the second intermission.

The Bears would make it 5-1 with a tally from Matt Moulson early within the closing body, however the Phantoms would shortly reply with an influence play aim to make it 5-2. Brian Pinho would add an empty internet aim for the 6-2 closing.

Pheonix Copley (2-2-1-0,  3.36 GAA, .856 SV%) received the beginning between the pipes for the visiting Bears. Alex Lyon (0-0-0-0, 3.00 GAA, .909 sv%) received the beginning in aim for the Phantoms. The beginning ahead strains and defensive pairs for the Bears:

Scratches: Lucas Johansen (higher physique damage), Aliaksei Protas, Mason Morelli, Andrew Nielsen, Blake Pietila, Reece Wilcox, Taylor Nanne.

Garrett Pilon and Mike Sgarbossa have been recalled to the Capitals taxi squad on Monday. Brian Pinho and Philippe Maillet have been re-assigned from the Capitals taxi squad to the Hershey Bears on Tuesday.

Macoy Erkamps was returned to South Carolina and Billy Christopoulos was launched from his PTO this week.

Ahead Aliaskei Protas was re-assigned to the Bears on Thursday and is presently in quarantine. He could be part of group by the tip of the week.

Eddie Whittchow was known as for a holding penalty early within the first interval and Kale Kessy was known as for roughing infraction halfway via the opening body, however the Bears penalty kill was as much as the duty.

In the midst of their second energy play, the Phantoms have been awarded a penalty shot on a holding name on Eddie Whittchow, however the try failed.

Matt Moulson was known as for slashing late within the opening interval, however the Bears penalty kill was capable of squash the man-advantage.

The primary interval would go scoreless. The Phantoms outshot the Bears 10-3. Lehigh Valley was 0 for 3 and the Bears 0 for 0 in energy performs within the first body.

The Bears would lastly crack the seal with a shorthanded aim from Shane Gersich (2) at 10:18 of the second interval. Martin Fehervary (5) had the lone helper.

The Bears would shortly make it 2-0 with a aim from Paul Ladue (2) at 11:06 of the center body. Phil Maillet (1) and Kale Kessy (2) had the helpers.

The Bears would make it 3-0 with an influence play aim from Joe Snively (4) at 13:40 of the second interval. Phil Maillet (2) and Connor McMichael (4) had the assists.

The Bears would stretch their result in 4-0 on a gorgeous give-and-go between Phil Maillet and Brian Pinho. Pinho (1) had the end. Phil Maillet  (3) and Rob O’Gara (3) had the assists.

The Phantoms would rating their first of the night time as time was expiring within the second interval. Ryan Fitzgerald (6) would end at 19:58.

The second interval concluded with the Bears main 4-1. Lehigh Valley led in pictures 11-9 within the center body, and 21-12 after two durations. Hershey was 1 for two and Lehigh Valley 1 for five on the ability play after 40 minutes of play.

Kale Kessy and Garrett Wilson would drop the gloves late within the second interval.

The Bears would make it 5-1 with a tally from Matt Moulson (4) at 4:16 of the ultimate body. Phil Maillet (4) and Brian Pinho (1) had the helpers.

The Phantoms would reply with an influence play aim from Zayde Knowledge (7) at 7:17 of the third interval.

The Phantoms would pull their goalie with about 5 minutes to go within the recreation, and Brian Pinho would add an empty internet aim for the 6-2 closing.


  • NHL field rating
  • Stars of the sport: 1) Phil Maillet, 2) Brian Pinho and three) Ryan Fitzgerald.
  • Brian Pinho had two targets and an help
  • Phil Maillet had 5 assists. 4 major, one secondary.
  • Phantoms led in pictures 29-17.
  • Pheonix Copley stopped 27 of 29 pictures for a .931 recreation save share.
  • Hershey was 1 for 3 and Lehigh Valley was 2 for six on the ability play.

By Jon Sorensen


About Jon Sorensen

Jon has been a Caps fan since day one, attending his first recreation on the Capital Centre in 1974. His ardour for the Caps has grown over the a long time, which has included time as a season ticket holder, social media and neighborhood organizer, and most not too long ago led to the founding of NoVa Caps in 2014. Jon earned a Bachelor’s of Science in Civil Engineering at Outdated Dominion College, and is a Methods Engineer throughout intermissions, which has been instrumental in supporting his Capitals behavior.

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