B-Sens Recap: Stumble In Adirondack, Roll Over Crunch
The Binghamton Senators played two games this past weekend. On Friday night they traveled to Adirondack to take on the Phantoms before hosting the Syracuse Crunch on Saturday.
Despite outshooting the Phantoms 38-23, the B-Sens fell for the second straight game to Adirondack 3-1. Tye McGinn scored twice in the opening period for the Phantoms and the Sens trailed 2-0 after one.
After a scoreless second period, Binghamton was able to get on the board in the third with Buddy Robinson's second goal of the season. Adirondack added an empty netter to complete the victory.
Andrew Hammond took another loss, giving up three goals on 22 shots.
Saturday was a different story for the Baby Sens as they took on rival Syracuse at the Arena. Binghamton was able to come away with a 4-2 defeat of the Crunch thanks to Jean Gabriel's four assists and a stellar 37-save performance by Nathan Lawson.
Mike Hoffman got the scorning going for the Sens in the first but the Crunch scored a powerplay goal to level the score.
The Sens scored twice in the second period on markers from Shane Prince and Matt Puempel to give Binghamton a 3-1 lead going into the third.
In the third, Cole Schneider put the Sens up 4-1 before AHL goals leader Nikita Kucherov drew the Crunch within 2. Lawson held strong in the final minutes of the game to preserve the B-Sens' victory.
The Sens have three games in three nights next weekend, traveling to Rochester on Friday night, returning home to face the Americans on Saturday night, before traveling to Hershey on Sunday.