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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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  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 MTL 62 41 16 5 171 135 87
2 NYI 64 41 21 2 205 179 84
3 NYR 61 38 17 6 192 152 82
4 TBL 64 38 20 6 210 171 82
5 DET 61 35 15 11 180 159 81
6 PIT 62 36 17 9 181 155 81
7 WSH 64 34 20 10 188 159 78
8 BOS 62 31 22 9 165 161 71
9 FLA 63 28 22 13 154 178 69
10 PHI 63 27 25 11 168 183 65
11 OTT 60 27 23 10 171 163 64
12 NJD 63 26 27 10 141 164 62
13 CBJ 62 26 32 4 160 196 56
14 CAR 61 24 30 7 142 162 55
15 TOR 63 25 33 5 170 193 55
16 BUF 63 19 39 5 123 212 43

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
N. Bjugstad 63 22 16 -8 38
J. Huberdeau 60 9 27 4 36
J. Jokinen 62 6 28 0 34
A. Ekblad 63 10 23 8 33
B. Boyes 61 11 21 9 32
J. Jagr 59 12 19 -9 31
J. Hayes 54 17 10 -5 27
B. Campbell 63 3 20 3 23
A. Barkov 52 10 12 -4 22
T. Fleischmann 52 7 14 12 21
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
R. Luongo 23 16 11 .920 2.40
A. Montoya 5 6 2 .891 2.98
 
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