Patrick Wiercioch scored the winner midway through the third period to lead the Binghamton Senators to a 4-3 victory in a see-saw battle over the Norfolk Admirals on Friday night. After twice trailing by a goal, Hugh Jessiman and Mike Hoffman scored late second period goals to give the Senators their first lead. Emerson Etem scored early in the third to tie the game again, setting the stage for Wiercioch’s winner.
Wiercioch was also in danger of also becoming the goat, as his roughing penalty with one minute left gave the Admirals a very good opportunity to tie the score with a 6-on 4, but Bingo held firm.
Robin Lehner picked up the win, making 28 stops, while Igor Bobkov (33 saves) took the loss in the battle of former OHL goalies. On another OHL note, former 67′swinger Shane Price finally made his season (and professional) debut after a leg injury kept him out of training camp and the early part of the season.
The Senators other goal was scored by the Tre Krohner line as the three Swedes, Andre Petersson (goal), Mika Zibanejad and Jakob Silfverberg combined to get the Sens on the board.
These same two teams stay in Norfolk and get right back at it on Saturday night, same teams, same place for the rare double header.