Eight thousand plus on hand in Hershey tonight witnessed a complete beatdown.
The Bears didn’t know what to do after they got behind on the scoreboard.
Which was like 5 minutes into the game.
Brett Sterling remained sidelined with an injury, but that just shows how scary this team will be at full strength.
The broadcast begins and your high school principal is banging out the national anthem.
It’s John Curry vs. Dany Sabourin.
Hershey wastes no time and gets the puck deep off of the opening draw.
Keith Aucoin tries a wrap around and Curry stops it.
No defenseman picks him up and Aucoin puts home the easy rebound.
At Giant Center, they play this moron on the jumbotron spelling out, “B-E-A-R-S”.
For the simple fact that half the Hershey population is illiterate.
Nice hat, thug.
Three seconds later (literally :26 later), Chris Conner puts a puck on net from the goal line and it finds it way home.
Somewhere Edzo is smiling. It was the first shot on goal for the Pens, and first of the year for Little Cons.
Tied up, just like that. 1-1.
Conner turns on the jets Crosby-style, and draws a penalty on Sean Collins.
Wallace throws a shot into traffic. When the rebound pops out, you see a man creep into your bedroom and bury a shot upstairs.
Fresh outta Pittsburgh. Andrew Hutchinson. 2-1.
The Pens took a few penalties of their own, as well. The penalty kill was buzzing.
Craig, Jeffrey, Bortuzzo and Strait made up the first PK unit.
The second unit gets on the ice, and all of sudden Joe Vitale has a 2-on-1 shorthanded break.
He’s gonna go with the signature leg kick, right?
Gotta love this kid. His 5th of the year.
What a prospect.
The Bears fans begin to boo one of their own, “the great” Dany Sabourin.
The coach hears their displeasure, and makes a goalie change.
Career jobber Todd Ford comes in between the pipes.
The rivalry was evident early on. Boulerice and Vitale were mixing it up after the whistles.
Bouchard boarded Sneep. Wallace answers and hits Patrick Wellar from behind.
Tangradi draws a penatly with a minute left to go.
BeastMode™ Keven Veilleux takes charge, and dangles across the Jamaican border.
The left winger picks up the trash. 4-1.
After a very eventful and high-scoring first, the second could be considered flat.
But the Pens just dominated play. I’m not sure if this team will ever lose a game.
They play their system flawlessly.
The black guy was back in an attempt to pump up the crowd:
It backfires. Three Hershey residents killed themselves as a result.
Conner catches a pass from Hutch and finds himself all alone on a breakaway.
Backhand and through the five-hole. Money move.
Cons gets another breakaway with thirty seconds left in the period.
Wellar pretends he’s James Harrison and tries to kill him. Conner can’t get a shot off.
Refs didn’t even call a penalty shot. Should have been one. Doesn’t matter though.
Frustration sets in for the Bears.
Bortuzzo smiling and chirping across to the other bench.
Both teams just played dump-in hockey for the remainder of the game.
Boulerice dropped the gloves with Wellar.
Walker fought some homo behind the play, and got thrown out.
Zach Miskovic blasts a slapshot from the point.
It hits something and gets past Curry.
The loyal Bears fans start to file out of the Giant Center.
They’re going to go home, eat cornbead, and analayze their efforts.
Somehow Sill found himself with the puck on a 3-on-1.
Sill goes one-legged and puts home his first of the year.
Three point effort for Conner.
Nick Johnson keeps producing. Curry’s back.
Steve Wagner was the unsung hero on D. Big game from him.
Collins didn’t show up on the scoresheet, but was strong as well.
Wheeling crushed Cincinnati tonight, 7-3.
Nick Petersen scored 4 goals.
Big ups to Wilkes-Blog call-up Carlton who provided Pittsburgh with their first shutout of the season.
WB/S is 8-0.
The team record to start a season is 9-0.