B-Sens Stun Crunch in Overtime
Codi Ceci wristed a perfectly placed shot to beat goalie Cedrick Desjardins 2:13 into overtime to complete the Binghamton Senators' 4-3 come-from-behind victory over the Syracuse Crunch Saturday evening.
After a scoreless and highly physical first period, the Crunch got on the board first just 1:24 into the second period when Dana Tyrell was able to beat Sens netminder Nathan Lawson after a scrum in front of the net.
The B-Sens were able to quickly tie the game when Derek Grant forced a turnover at the Crunch's blue line and scored shorthanded on a breakaway two minutes later.
The Crunch went up 2-1 on Tyrell's second goal of the night and quickly added to their lead a few moments later when Evan Rankin beat Lawson. The Crunch held a 3-1 lead heading into the locker room.
The B-Sens dominated the offensive play in the third period, keeping the puck in the Crunch zone, making better passes, and getting the puck to the net. Corey Cowick pulled the Sens within one 6:42 into the period off of a rebound. Then, on the powerplay, 9:13 into the final frame, Mika Zibanejad one-timed a perfect pass from Chris Wideman and beat Desjardens five-hole to knot the game at 3.
The B-Sens carried momentum into the extra period and again dominated the offensive play before Ceci's game winner.
Syracuse's Desjardins stopped 35 of 39 shots and Lawson had 32 saves for the win.
The Senators head out on the road for three before returning home to face the these same Crunch on October 19th.