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Strong First Period Sends B-Sens Past Amerks For 3-2 Win

Sunday, 12.19.2010 / 8:51 PM / Recap
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Strong First Period Sends B-Sens Past Amerks For 3-2 Win
(Rochester, December 19)... An early offensive blast in the first period led the Binghamton Senators (14-13-2-2) to defeat the Rochester Americans (14-15-2-1) 3-2 tonight at The Blue Cross Arena. With the loss, the Amerks also snap a two-game winning streak after putting on impressive performances over the weekend.



Leading the way for the B-Sens was David Hale (1+0), who scored what proved to be the game winning goal late in the first period of play. Hale also received top star honors on the night. Netminder Robin Lehner also held the Amerks from a late-game rally, stopping 31 of 33 shots he faced.



For the Amerks, Triston Grant (1+0) and Scott Timmins both added goals for the Amerks, but were unable to rally the team late in the game. Goaltender Jacob Markstrom also was able to keep the Senators quiet in the second and third period, after allowing three goals early. He blocked 31 of 34 attempts in the losing effort.



Only a little over a minute into the first period of play, Colin Greening put the first tally onto the board for the Senators. Center Corey Locke passed the puck from the blueline to defenseman Derek Smith at the point. Smith then fed the puck to Greening who wound up for the slapshot and sent the puck past Markstrom’s left shoulder, scoring his ninth goal of the season. Locke and Smith also received helpers on the play.



Binghamton would add another goal, this time at 8:33 in the first, to increase their lead to 2-0 over Rochester. Craig Schira sent the puck up the ice to winger David Dziurzynski who then let Kaspars Daugavins test Markstrom in front of the goal. After Markstrom thought he made the initial save on the left side of the net, Daugavins brought the puck to the other side of the goal and slipped it in to capitalize on the play.



At the close of the period the Senators found their way to the back of the net again to take a 3-0 lead. Roman Wick grabbed the puck behind the left side of the goal and sent it up to Hale who then drilled the puck from the top of the point into the net scoring his first goal of the season.



Despite the Amerks lack of offensive effort in the first 20 minutes of play, the defense managed to come up with some huge plays while facing a shorthanded 5-on-3 situation late in the first. Binghamton took multiple shots at Markstrom, but he managed to block all of them preventing a power-play goal for the Senators while on the man-advantage.



After almost 40 minutes of play, the Amerks finally managed to score a goal with less than a minute remaining in the second stanza. Upon a pass from Clay Wilson, Timmins blasted one past Binghamton’s Lehner for his sixth of the year. Michael Duco also was credited with an assist. 



The Amerks started their offense early in the third period to diminish the B-Sens lead to one at 3:08. Grant added the goal with help from P.J. Fenton and Eric Selleck. The third star of the game’s goal would come up short of a win though, as the Amerks could not rally from the Senators’ offensive blast earlier in the contest.

The Amerks remain at home on Sunday, December 26th as the Syracuse Crunch make their post-Christmas Day trip to The Blue Cross Arena. The 5:05 p.m. contest will be the third of 10 get-togethers this season between the longtime rivals and will be broadcast live on SportsRadio 1280 WHTK and FM 107.3, Rochester’s Sports Talk. The game will also be shown live on Time Warner Cable SportsNet Channel 26.

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EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 TBL 48 30 14 4 156 127 64
2 NYI 46 31 14 1 151 129 63
3 DET 47 27 11 9 139 119 63
4 MTL 45 29 13 3 123 106 61
5 PIT 46 26 12 8 138 117 60
6 NYR 44 27 13 4 134 106 58
7 WSH 46 24 13 9 137 120 57
8 BOS 48 25 16 7 126 121 57
9 FLA 44 20 14 10 107 122 50
10 OTT 46 19 18 9 126 128 47
11 TOR 48 22 23 3 142 150 47
12 PHI 48 19 22 7 130 146 45
13 CBJ 45 20 22 3 113 142 43
14 NJD 47 17 22 8 107 134 42
15 CAR 46 16 25 5 98 120 37
16 BUF 47 14 30 3 89 167 31

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
N. Bjugstad 44 15 12 1 27
J. Huberdeau 41 8 17 1 25
A. Ekblad 44 6 19 7 25
J. Jokinen 43 4 20 0 24
J. Hayes 36 13 7 1 20
B. Boyes 42 9 11 1 20
S. Bergenheim 33 7 9 4 16
T. Fleischmann 38 5 8 9 13
V. Trocheck 28 4 9 6 13
D. Kulikov 39 1 12 -2 13
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
R. Luongo 17 10 8 .923 2.32
A. Montoya 3 4 2 .887 3.09
 
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