Saturday Night Scoreboard
March 5, 2011
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Bears draw within six points of Wilkes-Barre / Scranton with a hard fought 3-2 win over the Norfolk Admirals tonight in Titletown. Bears get two first period goals from Brian Willsie only to have the game get tied on them late in the second on a controversial goal. Replay clearly showed the puck go in, but there never was a goal light that went on and little explanation from the two referees. One of them was Marcus Vinnerborg who is working the game tomorrow in Hershey solo. Bears battled the Admirals all period until Brian Willsie centers a puck to Mathieu Perreault who goes five-hole on goaltender Mathieu Perreault.
Elsewhere, the Charlotte Checkers were shutout by the Worcester Sharks 2-0. The Checkers travel to Manchester for a game vs. the Monarchs tomorrow afternoon.
The bigger news is the fact that Keith Aucoin took a shot to the head it appeared after being high sticked. There was no penalty called. Aucoin left the game and did not return. Whether he plays tomorrow remains to be seen.
Outside of the AHL, Dustin Jeffrey won the game for the Pittsburgh Penguins in overtime. Jeffrey had two goals in the game.
I am making the trip to Hershey tomorrow and will have the tweet by tweet for you tomorrow at 5 p.m. from GIANT Center.