Hugh Jessiman scored his second goal of the season with 7 seconds remaining in overtime as the Binghamton Senators ended a 2 game slide with a 2-1 win over the Hershey Bears.
Two days earlier, the Bears defeated the Senators 3-2, so this win was some measure of revenge. Robin Lehner continued his hot start to the season, making 24 saves while his counterpart, Philipp Grubauer was equally good also stopping 24 shots. Jessiman’s late winner was the extra shot and made it count.
Lehner, whose ejection halfway through last night’s game for fighting allowed the Syracuse Crunch to erase a 5-0 deficit, returned to the ice and picked up where he left off. Perhaps the half game off served him well and he was a bit refreshed from the short break, with the Senators playing in three games in three days.
The only scoring in regulation occurred in the second period, as Andre Benoit (at 3:02) and Jeff Taffe (16:52 in) exchanged goals.
Lehner now has a 1.32 GAA and a .954 SP to rank among the top goalies in the AHL.
The Senators are now off until Saturday when they travel to Portland to face the Pirates.