BY DON SCOTT
Matt Moulson scored twice and Pheonix Copley made 18 saves to lead the Hershey Bears to a 4-2 win over the visiting Syracuse Crunch Sunday night, ending the Crunch’s three-game winning streak.
Moulson beat goalie Spencer Martin, who made his initial Syracuse start, 5:32 into the game, and that held up until Danick Martel tied it 10 minutes later. Moulson tallied again, with 1:59 left in the period.
The only goal in the middle stanza came off the stick of Beck Malenstyn at 4:53, to give the Bears a two-goal edge after 40 minutes.
The Crunch pretty much controlled the play in the third, outshooting the Bears 8-5, and that led to Corey Conacher’s strike at 11:37, which cut the Hershey lead to 3-2.
With Martin on the bench for an extra skater, Mike Sgarbossa picked up his fifth goal of the year when he fired the puck from inside the Bears defensive zone the length of the ice into the empty net for the 4-2 final.
The Bears, after dropping an 8-1 decision Friday in Springfield, rebounded to win the weekend with a pair of victories to improve to 6-4-1-1.
Hershey is idle until Friday when they travel to Hartford, then head to Lehigh Valley Saturday and conclude the three-game weekend hosting Lehigh Valley Sunday in a 5 o’clock start at Giant Center.