The Hershey Bears lost a meaningless game tonight to Wilkes Barre Scranton, 5-4, at Giant Center, to close out the AHL regular season. Joe Finley made his pro debut for the Bears, and this line in his performance wasn’t so meaningless:
+1 and 7 PIMs
Seven PIMs doesn’t come from three-and-a-half minor penalties.
Wilkes Barre’s Paul Bissonette got the better of Big Joe in their slow dance, I learned, but give the rookie credit for dropping the gloves in the very first period of his pro career. I think he was sending a message for next season.