In what started out as another low scoring affair through the first two periods for Game 5 of the 2010 Calder Cup Eastern Conference Finals, finished with 4 goals in the final stanza and the eventual game winner in overtime as the Hershey Bears beat the Manchester Monarchs 3-2.

Hershey heads back home for game 6 and possibly game 7 with a 3-2 series lead. 

(Click on Bears vs Monarchs, game 5, to view more shots.)

Michal Neuvirth

Michal Neuvirth kept the Monarchs off the board for 44 minutes before Bud Holloway found the back of the net for his seventh goal of the playoffs to give Manchester a 1-0 lead. Rookie defenseman Jacob Muzzin scored his first professional goal to put the Monarchs ahead 2-1 at the 17:26 mark of the third period.

Neuvirth improves his playoff record to (9-2), stopping 27 of 29 shots on goal.

Monarchs forward Bud Holloway,with an open net, was unable to get the puck past Michal Neuvirth in the third period of game 5 of the 2010 Calder Cup Eastern Conference Finals. Photo by Scott Slingsby

Bears goalie Michal Neuvirth, without his stick, was able to keep the puck out of the net during third period action in game 5 of the 2010 Calder Cup Eastern Conference Finals. Photo by Scott Slingsby

Jonathan Bernier

Jonathan Bernier kept up shot for shot against his counterpart at the other end of the rink, but in the end, came up short stopping 32 of 35 shots, recording his fifth loss of the playoffs (10-5).

Bears forward Kyle Wilson tied the game at 1-1 at 11:41 of the third period. Down 2-1 with a couple of minutes to go, Neuvirth headed to the bench for an extra attacker which paid off as Chris Bourque tied the game 2-2 with 51 second to go in the game.

The eventual game winner for Hershey came at 10:38 of overtime when Francois Bouchard dislodged the puck from underneath Bernier’s stick and put it in the net. (See photo below)

Monarchs goalie Jonathan Bernier was able to make the initial stop on a Mathieu Perreault shot but was unable to control the rebound as Francois Bouchard scored the game winning goal in game 5 of the Eastern Conference Finals. Photo by Scott Slingsby

Monarchs goalie Jonathan Bernier makes an overtime save in game 5 of the Eastern Conference Finals. Photo by Scott Slingsby

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2 Responses to Shots on Goal: Game 5 2010 Calder Cup Eastern Conference Finals-Hershey Bears vs Manchester Monarchs

  1. Jason Power says:

    Where are all the fans?

    • Scott Slingsby says:

      Not sure but they missed three very good hockey games. I think the average for all for all three nights was about 2500 people.

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