The Hershey Bears (31-15-2) left a bad taste in the mouths of the Lehigh Valley Phantoms (21-23-2) in a 5-2 victory in a Sunday matinee.
Two power-play goals signaled doom for Lehigh Valley and two goals from Matt Moulson were no help.
Moulson picked up his 300th American Hockey League point en route to a big Bears win.
Things were even for a bit with Moulson and Garrett Pilon scoring with just three minutes played before the Phantoms could get their bearings.
Lehigh Valley evened things up in the second courtesy of recent call-up, Steven Stavely and Isaac Ratcliffe to set the stage for a final period showdown.
Moulson provided the game-winner on the man advantage but, The Bears awoke from their slumber and sent a message when Brett Leason doubled the lead and with J.F. Berube pulled, an empty netter from Brian Pinho provided the final tally.
Berube made 16 saves on just 20 shots while Bears counterpart, Vitek Vanecek made 31 stops out of 33 chances.
The special teams were the difference as Hershey lit the lamp two out of four and shut LV out on a 5 for 5.