Cleveland Monsters force Game 7 on Hershey Bears

Monsters come back from 3-0 series deficit to stun Giant Center
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The Hershey Bears had a chance to close out the series but failed to do so as the Cleveland Monsters overcame not only a 3-0 series defict but also a last minute one goal deficit to force overtime and untilmatley win it.

Now it all sets up for a Game 7 on Wednesday night in Hershey

There's the old saying victory from the jaws of defeat. For the Bears Monday night it was defeat from the jaws of victory and a chance to go to the Calder Cup Finals. Alas the Bears will try again on Wednesday night in what could be a Game 7 for the ages.

How it all went down

Owen Sillinger made it 1-0 at 17:14. In the second period Henrik Rybinski struck at 10:37 with Alex Limoges and Jimmy Huntington assisting. Joe Snively thought he sent the Bears to the Calder Cup Finals at 19:10 in the third before Breandan Gaunce tied it at 19:27. The overtime winner from Jake Chrsitiansen at 17:31 ensured the Monsters get one more day at least at Hersheypark. Could it be the Bears last home game too?

More stats

Shots finished 32-31 in favor of Cleveland. Hunter Shepard went 29 for 32 in the defeat. The Bears went 0 for 3 on the power play while the Monsters went one for three in that category.

What's next

Two words and they're the best words in sports: Game 7. That'll be Wednesday night at 7 p.m. on WPMT FOX 43.2 in the Herhsey market and on Monumental Sports Network in the DMV. Fans can also watch via AHLTV or buy tickets at via Ticketmaster.

That was all cliche and folks are nervous. Nobody wants to be up 3-0 in a playoff series and have to play a Game 7. How the Bears snap out of this funk is up to them.