Photo Credit: Chris Rutsch
The Wolf Pack were embarrassed at home tonight as they dropped a 6-1 decision against the Hershey Bears. The Pack allowed five straight goals within a nine minute span in the second frame to give Hershey a huge comfortable lead. Brandon Halverson takes the loss in net, stopping 15 of 19 shots before getting puled at 32:50. Magnus Hellberg stops 11 of 13 shots to finish the game, of 27:10. Ryan Graves recorded the lone Hartford tally.
The first twenty was scoreless. The Pack seemed the had the advantage early on. They produced terrific chances and all was well. They came close on converting but did not. There was a good pace to the frame. Hartford had the edge against Hershey. After twenty, all was good. Shots favored Hartford 10-2.
The second began the mess. The Bears came out like a storm, giving Brandon Halverson plenty of work early on. The Pack were not ready and the defense became invisible. Majority of the first half was scoreless. Hartford was working hard. All of a sudden starting at 7:17, the Pack broke down, the defense stopped playing, and the game turned for the worst. From 7:17 to 16:43, all it was nothing but Hershey. 1-0, 2-0,3-0, and so on. All hope seemed to be lost. Then at 19:34, Hartford recorded their lone goal as Ryan Graves had a slap shot goal from the blue line to make it 5-1. Matt Carey and Tanner Glass recorded the assists. After forty, not much to say. Shots favored Hershey 22-16.
The third continued to favor the Bears. At 10:47 on the five on three power play, Hershey converted on an opportunity to make it 6-1. The rest of the frame was scoreless. The Pack had a few chances. They became undisciplined and careless. They allowed Hershey six power play chances, including two five on three’s. After sixty, it was all over. 6-1 Bears. Shots favored Hershey 32-23.
Same old stuff, different day. The defense allowed the goalies to hang dry tonight. Nothing was going right. They are in last place for a reason.
Ricky’s 3 Stars
- One of the few rare times where this does not need to be applied…