On Monday, the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins scored first, but the Hershey Bears used three power-play goals to secure a 4-1 road victory. With the result, Hershey improved to 13-9-2-1 in the Atlantic Division of the American Hockey League.
The Penguins scored their only goal at the 17:12 mark of the first period on the man-advantage, when Sam Poulin scored his fourth goal of the season, as Bears’ goalie Hunter Shepard missed making a glove save.
Hershey’s Ryan Dmowski made it a 1-1 contest with a power play goal in the second frame. Matt Moulson passed the puck to an open Dmowski near the left face-off circle for a perfect shot that beat Penguins’ netminder Louis Domingue.
Hershey took control in the third periodm with two more power-play tallie, including the eventual game-winning goal from Matt Moulson at 2:05. Moulson deflected a shot by Cody Franson for the go-ahead goal and then Dmowski made it 3-1 with his second power-play goal of the night, at 11:48 of the period.
Beck Malenstyn made it 4-1 at 12:27, as Hershey dominated the third period by out shooting the home side 15-3. The Bears finished the night three-for-six on the power play and two-for-three on the penalty kill.
The Pens only win this month came on Dec. 12 in a 6-0 victory over Springfield. Hershey is 4-0-0-0 in its current season series with the Pens.
The Capitals recalled Michal Kempny and goaltender Pheonix Copley. They also announced that Brett Leason, Alex Alexeyev and Lucas Johansen were added to their taxi squad.
The Bears recalled Will Graber from Fort Wayne of the ECHL, Macoy Erkamps and goaltender Ryan Bednard from South Carolina.
The Hershey Bears return to action on Wednesday when they host Wilkes-Barre/Scranton at Giant Center.