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With Another Road Triumph, Hershey Remains Unbeaten


The Hershey Bears unloaded 43 shots on Wednesday, but only two found the back of the net and that was just enough for them to record a 2-1 road victory over the Binghamton Devils. 

The Bears held a 13-5 edge in shots in the first period, but trailed 1-0 on Reilly Walsh’s power play goal that eluded goalie Hershey netminder Ilya Samsonov, who was making his second consecutive start since joining the Bears on a rehab assignment. Samsonov played one game against the Devils in his rookie season on January 16, 2019, that was a 1-0 victory.

 It was another Hershey 15 shot-effort in the middle period, with the only goal coming at 1:41, when Martin Fehervary fed Brett Leason, who tied the contest with his first goal of the young season. 

Bears’ rookie Damien Riati picked up his first AHL goal at 9:16 of the third stanza, and that held up as the game-winner, despite the Devils having a 6-4 man advantage during the last two minutes, thanks to a Hershey penalty and Binghamton goalie Gilles Senn on the bench for another skater. 

Samsonov finished with 22 saves and Senn made 43 in the tough loss. Hershey (2-0-2-0) returns to the ice on Saturday at 1 p.m. when the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins visit Giant Center.

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