Originally written on Rock the Red  |  Last updated 2/28/13
Bear Recap-The Hershey Bears faced the East Division rivals in the Binghamton Senators last Friday night. Hershey started out slow and ended up down 3-1 and 4-2. They clawed back to tie the game at 4 with two third period PP goals.  The PK held their own going 9/10 on the evening and keeping the tie within reach. Sabourin made some point blank saves late in OT to get the game to the shootout. Binghamton would take the shootout win 5-4 scoring twice as all 4 Bear shooters were stopped. Saturday Hershey put a solid team effort up against Adirondack and helped Philipp Grubauer earn his first AHL shootout with 40 saves. Special teams was the answer as Hershey scored a SH goal and 2 PP goals. The PK also went 5/5. The game winning SH goal was a 185 ft shot along the boards by Patrick McNeill that hit the glass and coasted into the net vacated by Scott Monroe to play the puck. This full moon night had one more crazy event in store for the Bears as a clearing shot from Adirondack deflected of the glass and hit backup goalie on the night Dany Sabourin in the forehead. The cut required 7 stitches to close. The Bears then headed to the beach to take on the Albany Devils in Atlantic City. A slow start melted the Bears hopes of a win along with some key turnovers deep in their zone. Hershey tried to keep pace but it was too little too late. Albany escaped 6-4 on the 2 first period goals they tallied before the Bears seemed to hit their stride. The Bears are now headed to Wilkes Barre/Scranton and then home to face Norfolk and Syracuse this weekend. Philipp Grubauer #31 in warm-ups before the Flyers game on 2/27/13. Photo Courtesy of Ryan McNally.   Philipp Grubauer-The story just begs to be put on the big screen. Philipp Grubauer goes from the ECHL Reading Royals to the AHL Hershey Bears to the NHL Washington Capitals in mere weeks. His AHL debut had been delayed numerous times over the past 2 years for a myriad of reasons but his patience and play paid off. I am not sure if Grubauer thought he was going to see actual game time last night but with Neuvirth out ill he got the call to head to Philadelphia to backup Holtby for the evening. After a slow Capitals start and a 4-0 Flyers lead, Holtby got the yank to give Grubauer his first NHL action. 14 shots later the horn sounded with a 4-1 Capitals loss but Grubauer had stopped all 14 shots he faced and some pretty decent Flyers scoring chances. I know many in Reading and Hershey were kicking social media into high gear as Grubauer took to the ice in the second period. Grubauer has been reassigned back to Hershey before the Capitals leave for Winnipeg this weekend. I have a feeling #31 won’t be a stranger in Washington in the future. Go Bears.     
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

De’Andre Johnson charged with misdemeanor battery

Russell Wilson on salary: If it's $25M or $1.5M, I'll be ready to go

Luke Ridnour reportedly traded for fourth time in a week

Scottie Pippen: I was LeBron James before LeBron James

Report: Marc Gasol only visiting with Memphis Grizzlies


Draymond Green to meet with Warriors at onset of free agency

Panthers rookie WR: We're going to be the dynamic duo

Examining Bo Ryan's legacy at Wisconsin

World Cup semifinals preview: US-Japan, Germany-England

Tim Duncan to help Spurs pitch LaMarcus Aldridge

Report: Knicks gave up on signing Marc Gasol 'long ago'

Joe Buck explains why he quit Twitter

Should the White Sox and Indians become sellers?

Fan bases most deserving of a Super Bowl 50 win

2015 NBA Draft grades: Eastern Conference

Report: Redskins urged by major group to change team name

Under the radar NBA free agents

Michael Sam, boyfriend Vito Cammisano broke up?

Top seven storylines entering free agency around the NBA

Former FSU mascot killed in argument over gumbo recipe

Royals slipping in ASG voting, lose two more starters

Fred Smoot: I played with gay players, 'everyone knew'

Bobby Portis brings donuts for media at press conference

NHL News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

NBA Draft grades: Eastern Conference

Under the radar NBA free agents

Michael Sam, boyfriend broke up?

Mickelson linked to money laundering?

Reminiscing on 'Love & Basketball' 15 years later

Selecting the 2015 NL All-Stars

The Sixers' latest horde

Projected landing spots for NBA's top free agents

MLB changes format for Home Run Derby

Revis to work out with Patriots DBs

Peterson: I'm still NFL's best RB

Kobe gives great quote on friendship

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.