The red-hot Binghamton Senators clobbered the Syracuse Crunch 5-1 last night at the Broome County Veterans Memorial Arena. Andre Petersson tallied two goals for Binghamton while goaltender Andrew Hammond earned his fifth consecutive victory in goal to pace the B-Sens to victory.

Hammond played the last two periods in goal after starter Nathan Lawson, who was hit in the throat by a stick near the end of the first period, was unable to return. Hammond made 20 saves and gave up one goal in 40 minutes of work.

With the win the B-Sens have won four of the five meetings between the two teams this season.  It gives Binghamton 28 points which is two points up on Wilkes-Barre/Scranton in the East Division of the Eastern Conference. That sets the stage for their showdown in Pa. tomorrow night.  In one previous meeting this season Binghamton posted a 4-3 decision.  Tomorrow night's battle will be the second of eight meetings between the Sens and Pens this season.

Binghamton returns home Saturday night for a 7:05 game against the St. John's IceCaps at the Broome County Veterans Memorial Arena.