The Binghamton Senators continue to play on all cylinders as they win their seventh game in a row in Adirondack by a score of 6-2. Jean-Gabriel Pageau lead the way with his two goals and an assist and Nathan Lawson won his 8th game of the season by turning aside 29 shots as Binghamton would go on and score four unanswered goals and also notch their sixth win in eight games on the road.
Sens start the game with Stephane Da Costa, Mike Hoffman and Cole Schneider in front of an empty Civic Center. Pageau picks up a penalty after mad scramble in front of Lawson as Adirondack goes on the power play. Cody Ceci big hit along the boards as he flattens Oliver Lauridsen. Buddy Robinson with a mini breakaway almost connects but Yann Danis stops the shorthanded attempt. Phantoms are flat on the power play not even managing a shot on net as they entered the game 0-33. Sens kill it as Lawson makes a nice glove save on Jason Akeson from the circle.
Sens go on the power play after a delay of game call. Ben Holmstrom comes up from the wing and shoots but denied by Lawson. Senators get on the board first with Fred Claesson slap shot from the point saved by Danis but Corey Cowick was there to pounce on the rebound for his fourth goal of the season, 1-0 Sens. Soon after Pageau shoots from a pass from Shane Prince and stopped by Danis as Lawson makes another kick save on Akeson on the ensuing play. Phantoms coming on strong as the period winds down. Bingo has better quality shots in the period as they were out shot 11-7.
Binghamton gets off to a fast start in the second as Hoffman goes two on one with Schneider and draws Danis out of position and passes to Cole for the empty net goal. Mark Alt‘s turnover along the boards sees a Mark Stone steal but can’t pull the trigger. Adirondack’s coach Terry Murray calls a quick and surprising early time out as it would later pan out. David Dziurznski nice hard checks along the corner boards but gets called for boarding. Bruno Gervais beats Lawson but it ranged off the post. Stone and Pageau nice forechecking to kill off the penalty.
Phantoms would score as McGinn tips in the puck on Akeson’s shot past Lawson for Adirondack’s first goal. Robinson and Cullen Eddy fight but more of a wrestling match as no punches landed and Buddy getting the take down. Phantoms tie it up as Brandon Manning wins the face off to McGinn as his shot from the blue line is tipped in by Akeson beats Lawson’s five hole. Phantoms continue to press as Rob Bordson rings one off the crossbar.
Hoffman gets the Sens back out front with his tenth goal with a nice toe drag to beat Danis stick side to make it 3-2. Dziurzynski gets a huge chance on the pp and nearly beats Danis. Phantoms would then come down three on two as Hoffman shoves Matt Mangene into the net for the charging call. Four on four hockey and this is where the Senators would prevail and restore the two goal lead with Pager having all sorts of time in the slot and whips one low by Danis. 4-2 Sens and shots are 14-12 Bingo.
Senators keep the momentum left over from the end of the second into the third as Andre Petersson scores on the backhander after picking up Prince’s rebound to make it a 5-2 game. Tyler Eckford and Kris Newbury get in a tussle shortly afterwards. McGinn would get hooked as he almost gets the shot off and Ben Blood goes to the box. Phantoms pp as Akeson gets the opportunity but Lawson is there for the save.
Holmstrom lands on top of Lawson as Nate is flat on his stomach on the play but shakes off the cobwebs and continues on. Lawson makes a big save by diving on the puck as it inches towards the goal line and play is called. Off the face off in Binghamton’s end Schneider and Pageau race down for a two on one break as Cole slides the puck to Pager and he shoots it high corner for his second goal of the night to up the lead 6-2. Dziurzynski and Lauridsen exchanges blows and Lauridsen picks up the extra two for instigating. Phantoms bench has that down and out dejected theme to it as Sens carry on the rest of the way towards the win. Shots are 10-8 Sens and for the game 31-31.
- Cowick has started to turn his season around by earning points in his last three games.
- Petersson has a six game point streak going since his return from injury.
- Bingo added to their league leading shorthanded tally’s with a shorty tonight making it seven on the season.
- Lawson is on a personal five game winning streak and most likely will play Sunday against Hershey as Andrew Hammond will perhaps get the call Saturday night in Hershey as well.
3 STARS OF THE GAME
- #1 Pageau (2g 1a)
- #2 Schneider (1g 1a)
- #3 Hoffman (1g 1a)
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