hershey bears vs manchester monarchs
game 2 -- AHL Conference playoffs
what a horribly referee job tonight by tonight's official. Manchester penalties - 7. Hershey penalties -14.
Fortunately for the Bears, they only gave up 1 goal on the PP and it was 5-on-3. there was a lot of those tonight, probably at least five.
Not surprisingly, the fans let referee Dean Morton hear it all night long. There were a couple "BULLSHIT" chants the other night against WBS, but there were double or triple that amount tonight. And who can blame the hometown fans when they see such an unbalanced show of officiating.
Bears D Dean Arsene was making up for lost time tonight, after missing most of the playoffs so far. He was hitting anything that moved and was really hot under the coller a couple times over the ticky-tack calls made by the referee.
The three stars of the game tonight were:
1. HER - M. Green
2. HER - F. Cassivi
3. HER - D. Steckel
Hard to argue with any of those.
Monarch's goalie looked poor again today, but was not nearly the sieve he was in game one. On the other hand, Freddy Cassivi made a bunch of great saves, again magnified by all the short-handed situations tonight.
Game 3 is Wednesday night in New Hampshire. The series only comes back to Hersey
for games 6 and 7 and it doesn't look like that is very likely.
In the other series, Hamilton has won the first two games on the road against Chicago.
It appears that the Calder Cup will be a rematch of the 1997 Finals, won by Hershey over Hamilton 4 games to 1.