The Binghamton Senators clobbered the rival Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins yesterday at the Broome County Veterans Memorial Arena to gain a share of first place in the East Division of the American Hockey League.  Binghamton jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the first period against the Penguins and never looked back as they defeated the Pens 6-2.

With that victory the teams are tied with 88 points.  The B-Sens have one game in hand on Wilkes-Barre/Scranton.  Hershey is in third place with 82 points and Norfolk checks in with 81.  The American Hockey League's regular season ends with games on Saturday, April 19.

In yesterday's win Matt Puempel led the way with a pair of goals to earn star of the game honors.  Defensemen Patrick Mullen and Alex Grant notched a pair of assists each for Binghamton.  Andrew Hammond earned the victory making 29 saves and giving him 23 wins on the season.

Binghamton's next action is Friday night at home at 7:05 versus the Hershey Bears. Then its on the road for games Saturday at Wilkes-Barre/Scranton and Sunday in Hershey.