In a low scoring effort, the Manchester Monarchs evened their best-of-seven series with the Hershey Bears at 2 games a piece with a 1-0 victory.

(Click on Game 4 Bears vs Monarchs to view more shots of the game.)

Jonathan Bernier

Bernier took the wind out of the sails of the Hershey Bears all night long by stopping all 18 shots on goal to earn his 10th win of the playoffs. This was also his third shutout of the postseason. For all his hard work Bernier was chosen as second star of the game.

Monarchs goalie Jonathan Bernier watches the puck sail wide of the net in the second period of game 4 of the 2010 Calder Cup Eastern Conference Finals. Photo by Scott Slingsby

Monarchs goalie Jonathan Bernier makes one of his 18 saves on the night in the second period of game 4 of the 2010 Calder Cup Eastern Conference Finals. Photo by Scott Slingsby

Michal Neuvirth

For the second night in a row, Michal Neuvirth came up on the short end of the stick dropping his 2010 Calder Cup playoff record to 8-2. Neuvirth’s only blemish on the night came at 9:11 in the second period when Dwight King redirected a Bud Holloway one timer from the high slot.  Neuvirth stopped 25 out of 26 shots earning him third star of the game.

This was King’s second goal of the playoffs which earned him first star of the game honors.

Hershey Bears goalie Michal Neuvirth tries to control a first period rebound in front of Monarchs forward Bud Holloway during game 4 of the 2010 Calder Cup Eastern Conference Finals. Photo by Scott Slingsby

Hershey Bears goalie Michal Neuvirth watches the puck as Monarchs forward John Zeiler get removed from the crease during the first period of game 4 of the 2010 Calder Cup Eastern Conference Finals. Photo by Scott Slingsby

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2 Responses to Shots on Goal: Game Four, 2010 Calder Cup Eastern Conference Finals-Hershy Bears vs Manchester Monarchs

  1. paul szabo says:

    Great photos once again Scott. By the way, what ISO and F-stop are you at in these arenas? When I shot at the Colisée de Quebec I was amazed at the lighting. Most of the hoceky arenas I take photos in have horrible, patchy, low light.

    It is a real shame that such good hockey players are showing their stuff in front of so many empty seats (as seen in your pictures). In quebec city there are regularly 10 thousand for the junior games…

    • Scott Slingsby says:

      Thanks Paul. In Manchester I shoot Manual at f3.5, 1/640 at 3200 ISO and down at the Boston Garden I can get f4.0, 1/800 at 2500 ISO. These settings give me an over exposure of 1 1/3 stops to compensate for the ice.

      It’s funny you mention the crowd. Just had the same conversation with another photographer at game 5 last night. We couldn’t understand it either. Manchester puts a good product on the ice, has a first class arena and is located in the heart of the city with plenty of parking, yet they can’t seem to draw a big crowd.

      When Manchester goes to Hershey this weekend they’ll play in front of 11,000 each night. One theory I have is that their NHL affiliate (LA Kings) is on the opposite coast. If this were a Bruins affiliate I think they would draw better because Boston is so close. Just my opinion though.

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