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Bouchard scores in OT as Bears take 3-2 series lead over Monarchs

MANCHESTER, N.H. – Francois Bouchard scored 10:38 into overtime as the Hersehy Bears beat the Manchester Monarchs 3-2 in American Hockey League playoff action Thursday.

The Bears took a 3-2 lead in the best-of-seven Eastern Conference final. Game 6 is Saturday in Hershey, Pa.

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Kyle Wilson and Chris Bourque also scored for Hershey.

Bud Holloway and Jacob Muzzin replied for Manchester.

Michal Neuvirth made 27 saves for the Bears, while Jonathan Bernier stopped 32 shots for the Monarchs.