Riley Barber had a crazy 48-hours. After getting a call-up to the Capitals on Friday night, Barber served as a healthy scratch against Columbus Saturday evening. The first-line Bears forward was summoned to the NHL as insurance with several forwards ailing.
Sunday at noon, Barber was sent back down to Hershey. He scored several hours later.
Left wide open in the middle of the ice, Barber shot the puck through Wilkes-Barre Scranton’s goaltender John Muse’s five-hole.
Barber’s goal came on the power play, marking his sixth PPG and 9th goal overall of the season. Barber now has 19 points in 21 games.
The Bears held a 4-1 lead with 5 minutes remaining in the second, but the WBS Penguins would force overtime after scoring three unanswered goals. After a scoreless overtime, the Penguins won in the 10th round of the shootout off a goal from Joseph Cramarossa.
Headline photo: Hershey Bears
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