Binghamton jumped out to an early 2-0 lead and went on to a 5-1 win over Wilkes-Barre/Scranton on Saturday night at the Broome County Veterans Memorial Arena.
Shawn Weller opened the scoring 3:17 into the contest, picking up a rebound off Jeremy Yablonski’s wraparound attempt and beating David Brown. Tomas Kudelka doubled the lead five minutes later, snapping off a shot from the slot that beat the Penguins netminder high. Brian Yandle, who had a brief tryout with the Penguins during the 2006 postseason, made it 3-0 with a power-play goal on a blistering slap shot with just two seconds left in the first frame.
Mark Letestu got the Penguins on the board at 8:11 of the second period, taking a quick feed from Kevin Croxton and one-timing the shot past Jeff Glass.
Brown stopped 17 of 20 shots during the first half of the game for the Penguins, giving way to Ray Jean (13 saves) at 10:53 of the second period. The rookie goalie from Bentley University quickly fell victim to the Senators attack, allowing a Ryan Garlock shot to slip through with 6:27 left in the period, making the score 4-1. Garlock added an empty-net goal late in the third.
Glass turned aside 34 of the 35 shots he faced in the win.
Binghamton opens the 2007-08 regular season at home on Saturday, Oct. 6 against the Albany River Rats.
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