Defenseman Charlie Cook and center Matt Koalska each scored for the Binghamton Senators, but the Hershey Bears collected three third-period goals to secure a 5-2 win over the B-Sens on Sunday evening in Hershey.
The Bears capitalized on an early hooking call, as Matt Hendricks buried a power-play marker at 4:38 of the opening period. Alexandre Giroux followed that up with an even-strength tally, his 34th of the season, ten minutes later.
With one minute remaining in the first, center Matt Koalska buried his 6th goal of the year to get the B-Sens back within one. Josh Hennessy and Charlie Cook assisted on the play.
Charlie Cook knotted the game at 2 apiece early in the second period, as the defenseman capped off a two point night. Fellow Cornell grad Ryan Vesce assisted on the Cook tally.
Netminder Kelly Guard stopped all 11 shots in the second stanza.
Hershey outshot the B-Sens 16-6 in the third period, converting on three of those attempts to take a three-goal lead.
Kelly Guard finished the night with 40 saves.
Binghamton’s next game is on Wednesday, Feb. 28, when they travel to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton to take on the Penguins at 7:05 p.m. Fans can purchase tickets at the following locations: Broome County Veterans Memorial Arena box office (Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Saturday, 12 p.m. – 5 p.m.), Binghamton Senators executive office, third floor of the Arena (Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. and on game days until the end of the second period.), www.binghamtonsenators.com or by calling (607) 722-SENS.
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