Bissonnette nearly dies on the ice; Pens win game 3
The Penguins Paul Bissonnette was a victim of a questionable hit last night in Wilkes-Barre by Greg Amadio that led to his wrist being slit open by the skate blade of Hershey forward Steve Pinizzotto. Bissonnette was laying motionless on the ice, but luckily the staff was able to stop the severe bleeding from continuing further. They flew him into Pittsburgh today, to determine if there is any nerve damage.
Tim Wallace is also injured with an upper body injury. G John Curry did not practice today, so we will assume that Adam Berkhoel will take the net again as he did last night.
Hershey took a 1-0 lead into the locker room after the first period when Graham Mink cashed in on the power play for his 3rd goal of the playoffs.
The Penguins tied it late in the 2nd period, after Jeff Taffe put in his 4th of the postseason.
The third period scoring started when Alexandre Giroux made it look easy on another power play opportunity.
Bill Thomas then scored on a Penguins power play, after a nice set up in the zone by Luca Caputi and Jon D’Aversa.
Mark Letestu capped off the victory in overtime after Hershey G Michael Neuvirth made a ridiculous original save.
Berkhoel stopped 23 of 25 shots faced, and Neuvirth put away a massive 40 of 43.
Game 4 is at 7:05 p.m. Friday at the Wachovia Arena.
The Bears led the series 2-1.
All of us here at Faceoff-Factor wish Paul Bissonnette a speedy recovery.