The Hershey Bears’ final game before the AHL All-Star break was a nailbiter.
Despite breaking the scoring deadlock during the second period with a goal from Liam O’Brien, the Bears surrendered two goals to Providence’s Peter Cehlarik in the third. Providence went on the penalty kill due to a cross-check from Jack Studnicka late in the third, and the Bears pulled goaltender Pheonix Copley to give a 6-on-4 advantage. With just 21.5 seconds left in the third, Philippe Maillet scored to bring the tally even at 2-2.
Providence could not solve Pheonix Copley through overtime, nor the shootout, with Copley turning aside both shooters he faced. Maillet scored on his shootout attempt, and Christian Djoos ended the game with second round winner.