The Hershey Bears beat the Providence Bruins 5-2 Friday night, in game one of their AHL first round playoff series. The Bears opened a 4-0 lead and held onto beat the #1 seeded Bruins in Providence. Hershey came into the playoffs as the #8 and final seed in the Eastern Conference. Game two is Sunday at 3pm in Providence. The series comes to Hershey for Games 3 and 4 (if needed) next Saturday and Sunday.