Binghamton Senators Struggles Continue



The Binghamton Senators played 3 games this past holiday weekend and got off to a good start Thursday, as they beat the Adirondack Phantoms 5-2.  Derek Grant got his 3rd of the season to get the scoring underway and Mark Parrish netted 2 as the B-Sens cruised to the easy victory.  The Sens outshot the Phantoms 40-39 in this contest, which is an uncommon event for the struggling Sens.  Mike McKenna stopped 37 Shots for win as the Sens got to celebrate American Thanksgiving with a huge W and earned their 2nd straight win.

Friday night the B-Sens took on the Syracuse Crunch in Syracuse, and this is where the holiday celebration would end and reality would sink back in.  By the 8:50 mark of the second period the B-Sens had already found themselves in 4-0 hole.  Craig Schira netted his first of the season at the 17:03 mark as he would end up closing out the scoring for the game, a 4-1 loss.  The B-Sens shot struggles continued mustering only 26 shots on goal while Robin Lehner stopped 38 out of 42 to absorb the loss.  One bright note of the game was at 9:35 of the 3rd period Lehner stopped Jean-Francois Jacques on a penalty shot.

Saturday, the rival Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins came into the BCVMA for what is always an exciting show.  The 1st period was a back and forth struggle between these two teams as the Pens scored first at the 4:37 mark. Less than 3 minutes later David Dziurzynski got his first of the season to tie the game at 1.  With less than 7 left in the 1st, the Penguins would take the lead and hold that lead until Josh Godfrey put home his first of the season to tie the game at 2.  D-man Eric Gryba had a scary moment in the 1st as he blocked a shot in the face.  He would come back with what looked to only be a very fat lip.  45 seconds into the 3rd, Nikita Filatov was awarded a penalty shot after the Pens got caught for closing the hand on the puck inside of Scott Munroe’s crease.  However, he was unsuccessful in the attempt and the score remained tied.  With the shadow of OT looming upon us at the BCVMA, the Pens ended that chance on a goal by Brandon DeFazio with 3:07 remaining.  That goal would be the game winneras the B-Sens dropped the contest 3-2.  The B-Sens, on a actually   ended up outshooting the WB/S Pens 30-27 with Lehner making 24 saves in his 2nd straight start.

Next up for the Binghamton Senators is a game against the Manchester Monarchs at the BCVMA on Friday before traveling to Worcester Saturday and facing the Whale on Sunday.

~From Bingo this is KTM on the BSens

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