That middle 20 minutes may have been the Bears’ best defensive effort of the season.
The Bruins’ league-best power play had a glorious chance to take a bigger lead when Erik Burgdoerfer was sent to the box for a four-minute high-sticking penalty. The Bears did not allow the Bruins much in the way of set-up time, and the tricky passing that Providence tried was snuffed out in front of Ellis time and time again. Mike Moore did most of that work and was my vote for best defenseman that period.
Hershey allowed just six total shots in that frame. But, unfortunately, Seth Griffith hit paydirt on one of them, and the Bruins lead 3-1.
This is the first time in ages that I can recall a deficit after both the first and second periods.
Time for the comeback kids to pull that momentum that they have.