by Ron Spence

Both teams have gone 12-4 to date – are 7-1 at home and 5-3 on the road. Both teams have scored 52 goals in the playoffs.

Hershey has allowed 35 goals to Manitoba’s 33.

The Moose are 6th in power play percentage at 19% and 3rd in penalty killing at 87.3%.

The Bears are 4th in power play percentage at 20.9% and 12th in penalty killing at 78.4%.

The Moose have allowed 7 power play goals, the Bears 16.

Hershey have scored 19 power play goals, Manitoba 15.

Manitoba have had 176 penalty minutes – during the post-season – versus Hershey’s 2002.

Manitoba have 15 different goal scorers and all but 2 of them have scored more than 1 goal.

The Moose have one significant downside: 9 of Manitoba’s 16 games have been decided by 1 goal. They are 5-4 in 1 goal games.

Manitoba have NOT shutout an opposing team in the postseason. Hershey have had 3 shoutouts.

Manitoba are 0-3 in overtime play. Hershey are 1-0 in overtime.


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Hershey scored a league-high 296 goals in the regular season, while Manitoba allowed a league-low 188.


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