Ben Bishop stood tall (he is 6’7″ after all) in the Binghamton Senators crease as he led his club to a 3-2 win over the Toronto Marlies in the Thanksgiving Day tradition in Bingo on Thursday. On the heels of a 49 save performance from Robin Lehner in the Sens’ last game on Saturday, Bishop made 46 saves against the Marlies for the win.
Shane Prince opened the scoring, his second game in a row finding the back of the net. Jakob Silfverberg upped the lead to 2-0 through 1 period. After Carter Ashton brought the Marlies within one in the second period, Patrick Wiercioch scored what proved to be the game winner 5:37 into the third. Matt Frattin made it close with a minute and a half left, but the Marlies couldn’t find the equalizer.
It was the 4th straight win for the Senators, who now head to Syracuse on Friday to take on the division leading Crunch. Binghamton is 4 points behind the Crunch (affiliate of the Tampa Bay Lightning) in the AHL’s East Division. Then they head back home to face Bridgeport (New York Islanders affiliate) on Saturday as the club has a 3 game -in-3 days stretch.