Hershey was unable to find the back of the net Wednesday, and absorbed a 4-0 loss at home against Wilkes-Barre/Scranton.
Penguins goalie Anthony Peters stopped all 18 shots he faced to record his first career AHL shutout. Meanwhile, the Bears saw their current winless streak increase to six games. They’ve not won since a 3-0 shutout of Charlotte on Jan. 7.
Although Hershey held a 9-4 edge in shots in the first period, the Penguins scored twice before 10 minutes had elapsed. At the 3:40 mark, Zach Aston-Reese scored on a break to the net on a delayed penalty. The Pens doubled their lead at 9:14 as Jarrett Burton swatted a loose puck that glanced off Hershey goalie Pheonix Copley and into the net.
The Pens tacked on goals from Christian Thomas and Zach Trotman in the third.
Copley finished the night stopping 17 of the 21 shots he faced, while the Bears’ power play finished the night 0 for 6.