Garrett Mitchell (1+1) and Peter LeBlanc (0+2) led the Bears with two points each, while Phillip Grubauer stopped 35 of 36 shots to help Hershey snap a three-game skid. Ryan Potulny, Ryan Stoa and Boyd Kane also scored for the Bears.
Veteran forward Patrick Rissmiller potted Rochester's lone goal and rookie goaltender Nathan Lieuwen made 17 saves in first career AHL start for the Amerks, who have now dropped back-to-back contests for the first time since posting consecutive losses to Abbotsford on Jan. 5 and Syracuse on Jan. 9.
The Bears upped their lead almost five minutes later as Hershey converted on a defensive zone giveaway that resulted in Stoa's eighth of the year from Peter LeBlanc and Garrett Mitchell. After Hershey defenseman Kevin Marshall made a diving play to keep the puck alive in the Amerks zone, Mitchell kicked the puck up to LeBlanc, who ripped a quick shot on goal from the left face-off circle. Lieuwen was there to make the initial save, but the rebound bounced to the far post, where Stoa jammed it home to make it a 2-0 game.
Mitchell tacked on an insurance tally late in the third period with help from LeBlanc, securing a 4-1 victory for the Bears.
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