After starting the weekend with a pair of losses, the Hershey Bears avoided going pointless for the three game stretch by rallying to beat the Portland Pirates on Sunday at Giant Center.
On Friday night at the Wachovia Arena, the Bears fell behind early in the third period 5-2, before getting goals from Darren Reid (his 3rd) and Andrew Gordon (his 5th) to close the gap to a single goal. However, the baby Pens potted an empty net goal with 34 seconds remaining to obtain the victory.
On Saturday night, the Bears returned to home ice to face the Binghamton Senators, who they had already defeated twice this season in Broome County. After falling behind 2-0 early in the first period, the Bears responded with goals from Darren Reid and Oskar Osala (his 1st) to tie the game after 20 minutes. The Boys from Binghamton then scored the last three goals of the game, including an empty net goal to prevail.
On Sunday afternoon at Giant Center, the Portland Pirates, the top affiliate of the Washington Capitals before the Caps and Bears reunited, came for a visit. The Pirates, who registered their first road win of the season on Saturday in Norfolk, took an early 2-1 second period lead before the Bears rallied for the win.
The Bears return to action on Friday night in Hartford against the Wolfpack before returning home to face the Albany River Rats on Saturday night at Giant Center. Good seats remain available for that contest.
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