B-Sens Knock Off Pens, Fall To Phantoms
The Binghamton Senators played back-to-back home games this past weekend, defeating the previously undefeated Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins 4-3 in a shootout on Friday night before falling to the 1-4 Adirondack Phantoms 3-1 on Saturday.
On Friday night against the Penguins, the B-Sens went up 2-0 just six minutes in, capitalizing twice on a two-man advantage with goals from Stephane Da Costa and Matt Puempel. Wilkes-Barre/Scranton got within one in the second period before Cole Schneider regained the two-goal advantage on a short-handed tally.
The Penguins dominated the third period and were able to knot the game at 3 to send it to overtime. After a scoreless extra frame, Da Costa and Puempel were the heroes again, scoring in the shootout, while B-Sens netminder Nathan Lawson was perfect in the shootout.
On Saturday night, the Sens hosted the defensively struggling Adirondack Phantoms. The B-Sens got on the board first, when Chris Wideman scored just seconds into their first power-play opportunity of the night. Less than one minute later, the Phantoms tied the game. Adirondack netted a goal in the second and third period to win 3-1. The B-Sens outshot the Phantoms 36-29 but couldn't get anything past the Phantoms' Cal Heeter.
The B-Sens (5-3-0) will look for quick revenge against Adirondack when they hit the road to face them on Friday.