Photo: Hartford Wolf Pack
On Sunday afternoon, Capitals’ AHL affiliate Hershey Bears defeated the Hartford Wolf Pack 1-0 on a goal scored by Casey Wellman with just 1.5 seconds remaining in overtime. Wolf Pack goalie Jason Missiaen made 36 saves on 37 shots over 67 minutes of play, while Caps prospect Pheonix Copley held down the fort for the Bears, recording his first shutout as a pro.
With the new seven-minute OT format in place (three minutes four-on-four, four minutes three-on-three), both teams had numerous opportunities in the extra session. One of them led to a penalty taken by Dylan McIlrath on Tim Kennedy. The Bears got a four-on-three power play.
Late in the extra session, Connor Carrick launched a long range shot that was saved by Missiaen, but Wellman was first on the rebound. Missiaen got a piece of the puck, but not enough to prevent it from bouncing into his net. The Bears won as the clock showed 1.5 seconds remaining in OT.
It’s the third win in four games for the division-leading Bears, who have yet to play at home.
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