Monsters Battle Bears in Hershey

MATCHUP
In game-five of their current six-game road trip, the Lake Erie Monsters (20-16-2-1) will make their only appearance of the season at Giant Center in Hershey, Pennsylvania where they'll meet the Hershey Bears (20-17-1-0), who are coming off a 3-2 shootout win in Worcester over the Sharks on Wednesday. The Monsters have won three of four games and are 6-3-1-0 over their last 10 games, while Hershey has won three straight and is 6-4-0-0 over their last 10.

LAST TIME OUT
The Monsters never trailed against Houston on Saturday, topping the Houston Aeros 3-2 for a road win. Dean Strong netted a power play goal for the eventual game-winner in the late stages of the third period, while Paul Carey and Karl Stollery also scored for the Monsters.

WHO TO WATCH: MONSTERS
Strong has a goal in three straight games, and five points overall in his last three contests. He has been especially effective on the power play, where three of his four goals this season were scored.

WHO TO WATCH: BEARS
Defenseman Tomas Kundratek has three goals and six points over his last five games, sits third on the Bears with 24 points and leads the team with 12 goals. Furthermore, Kundratek has six goals and 16 power play points this season.

TUNE IN
All of tonight's action from Hershey can be heard live at 7:00 PM on ESPN 850 WKNR with Doug Plagens on the play-by-play.


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