B-Sens Collect Four of Six Points in Three Weekend Games
The Binghamton Senators had a busy weekend, playing three games in three nights in three different cities. The B-Sens came away with two wins and four points in those three games.
On Friday night, the Baby Sens traveled up I-81 to face the rival Syracuse Crunch at the War Memorial. Behind a 40-save performance by stand-out goaltender Nathan Lawson, the Sens were able to down the Crunch 6-2. Mike Hoffman scored twice and Buddy Robinson, Ben Blood, Andre Petersson, and Matt Puempel added markers for Binghamton.
Saturday night in Binghamton featured an instant rematch as the Crunch invaded the Arena. The Sens couldn't much going and fell to the Crunch 4-1. Shane Prince had the only goal for the Sens. It was Lawson's first defeat of the season.
On Sunday, the Sens traveled to Bridgeport, Connecticut to take on the Sound Tigers. Binghamton came out fast and furious, scoring three in the first period. Two of those goals were on the powerplay. Bridgeport was able to get on the board with less than three minutes remaining in the first period.
In the second period, the Sound Tigers quickly got to within one goal when John Persson beat Andrew Hammond just one minute in. The score remained 3-2 going in to the third when just 2:44 in, Bridgeport tied the game at 3. The Sens responded with two goals by Cole Schneider nearly 4 minutes apart. However, the Sound Tigers came back with two quick goals to knot the game at 5 and send it to overtime.
In the overtime frame, Mike Hoffman was able to score the Sens' fourth powerplay goal of the night to seal the victory. Troy Rutowski, Mika Zibanejad, Hoffman, and Schneider were goal scorers for Binghamton. Andrew Hammond picked up his first W of the season.
The Sens have the entire week to rest before returning to action next weekend with two straight home games. Friday night pits Binghamton against rival, and division leading, Wilkes-Barre/Scranton and Satruday features a match up with the Adirondack Phantoms. Both games are 7:05 face-offs.