The Hershey Bears exacted some measure of revenge for the Capitals on Sunday night as they eliminated the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins on Sunday with a Game 7 win in the AHL playoffs. Caps prospect Travis Boyd netted the game-winner in overtime.
Boyd took a pass behind the net and skated out to the right. With no pressure from the Penguins' defense, he ripped a shot to the opposite corner of the net for the series-clinching goal. Liam O'Brien and Madison Bowey picked up assists on the play. It was Boyd's second goal of the playoffs and Bowey's fourth assist. Justin Peters also turned aside 32 of 34 shots faced.
The Bears survived despite being without top defenseman Ryan Stanton for 10 minutes as he was issued a misconduct penalty in the third period.
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Through two rounds of the playoffs, Jakub Vrana and Carter Camper lead the Bears with nine points.
The Bears now advance to the Eastern Conference Finals to face the winner of Albany-Toronto. That series will be decided in a Game 7 on Monday.