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Daigneault Shines in Hershey Win
Bears Top Phantoms 3-0
Friday, February 23, 2007
By Brian Smith
Maxime Daigneault recorded a 31-save shutout to lead the Hershey Bears to a 3-0 win over the Philadelphia Phantoms on Friday night before 10,171 at the Wachovia Spectrum.
Hershey opened the scoring at 12:08 of the first period. Dean Arsene ended up being the one cleaning up the garbage on a Hershey scoring opportunity that generated several shots. The puck slid out of a pack to Arsene in the left circle, and he lifted it past Scott Munroe for the 1-0 lead.
The Bears added a pair of insurance goals in the third period - a power play marker from Timo Helbling at 16:24 and an empty-netter from Alexandre Giroux with 26 seconds remaining.
Munroe took the loss with 29 saves on 31 Hershey chances.
The two squads will close out a home-and-home series tomorrow night when they meet again in Hershey, with a 7:05 puck drop at the GIANT Center. Individual tickets for all Phantoms games, including $8 tickets for children 14 and under anywhere in the building, are on sale now at phantomshockey.com or by calling 800-298-4200.
Hershey Bears 3 at Philadelphia Phantoms 0 - Status: Final
Scoring - 1. Hershey, D. Arsene (1) (L. Robitaille) 12:08
Scoring - No Scoring
Scoring - 2. Hershey, T. Helbling (1) (T. Byrne, D. Steckel) 16:24 PP 3. Hershey, A. Giroux (33) (C. Bourque) 19:34 EN
HER Shots: 9 13 9 TOTAL: 31
Power Play Conversion
Start : 7:05 PM
Attendance : 10171
Referee I: Jeff Smith (49)
LINESMAN I: Jim Doyle (75)