Wednesday morning, the Washington Capitals announced they have recalled Michal Neuvirth from Hershey. Neuvirth was on loan from DC to Hershey to help heal an ankle which was injured during warm-ups in Washington.
The quest for the 12th Calder Cup began tonight. Even though the Bears are viewed as the underdogs in the series, we know that they’re not going down without a fight (literally and figuratively).
It wasn’t a strong start for the Bears. After twenty minutes, they only had three shots on goal and were down one goal. It could’ve been worse, however. Dany Sabourin was back and doing his best to keep his team in it. The Penguin goal came from Colin McDonald just ten seconds into their first power play of the night.
The goal(?) debate of the week. Photo by Kyle M.
John and Frank are back with the latest Old Barn Hockey Show [OBHS]
- Part 1: Braden Holtby back in Hershey; Playoff outlook; Was it a goal or not? Frank and John say no, but they don’t blame the ref.
- Part 2: Frank and Brock talk to Flyers broadcaster Steve Coates.
- Part 3: Tim Leone has tiger blood; goalie contracts; Matt Cooke; NHL playoffs
John Walton makes a case for instant replay in the AHL [JW]
John also talked to Caps Sr Writer Mike Vogel [JW]
Andrew Gordon and Steve Pinizzotto practiced and then returned to the lineup in the past week. [PennLive]
Braden Holtby came back to Hershey [Bleecher Report]
The Caps signed RW Garrett Mitchell. He will report to Hershey and be eligible to play on an ATO contract. [Caps]
Erika over at Ravings of a Rink Rebel did a write up on Mitchell back in December. Take a moment to read up on him. [RRR]
Turning Point Sports Management is reporting that goalie Brandon Anderson has been called up by Washington and assigned to the Bears now that his junior season is done. [TPSM]
Hershey Bears Hockey Blog talks about the weekend and the, um, goal(?). [HBHB]
This week’s video gem is from the Giant Center. If you have even been there when they play YMCA, then you know this guy. [youtube]
Not specific to the Bears, but Tim Leone had a fabulous article on the AHL adopting the 2 ref system. [PennLive]