Friday, Jan. 30: Norfolk 5, Binghamton 3
Shots: Norfolk 44, Binghamton 26
PP: Norfolk 1 for 3, Binghamton 1 for 4
The Binghamton Senators fell 5-3 to the visiting Norfolk Admirals in the first of back-to-back contests against the divisional foe. Emerson Etem paced the Admirals with a hat trick while John Gibson stopped 23 of 26 shots faced to lead Norfolk to victory.
Etem notched his first of the evening 8:05 into the first period beating Binghamton’s goaltender Peter Mannino for his 10th of the year. Etem’s second of the night came on the power play 11:48 into the opening frame to give the Admirals a 2-0 lead heading into the first intermission.
Darren Kramer cut the Admirals’ lead to 2-1 5:24 into the middle period when he received a centering feed from David Dziurzynski and beat Gibson for his third tally of the year. Norfolk outshot Binghamton 19-9 in the frame to hold the 2-1 lead heading into the final intermission.
Binghamton knotted the score 2-2 off of Cole Schneider’s 13th goal of the season 12:11 into the third, but Norfolk responded with two goals in a 28 second span to take a 4-2 lead. The B-Sens refused to go away as Shane Prince completed a good looking give-and-go sequence with Carter Camper to cut the Admirals lead to 4-3. With the Admirals continuing to pressure, Etem completed the hat trick bid with just 45 seconds remaining to push the final score to 5-3.
Mannino made 39 saves in the losing effort.
Saturday, Jan. 31: Norfolk 2, Binghamton 1 (OT)
Shots: Norfolk 31, Binghamton 27
PP: Norfolk 0 for 3, Binghamton 0 for 4
Andrew O’Brien notched the game-winning goal 1:59 into the overtime frame as the Binghamton Senators fell to the Norfolk Admirals 2-1. The B-Sens find themselves in last place in the East Division following the loss.
Derek Grant opened the scoring 8:49 into the first period with a short-handed goal to give the hosts the 1-0 lead. Grant has nine man-down tallies through his career with Binghamton ranking third all-time. Goaltender Scott Greenham stopped all four scoring chances for the Admirals over the opening 20 minutes to keep the lead heading into the first intermission.
Norfolk managed to tie the score 1-1 with less than five minutes remaining in the second when Etem surprised Greenham with a slap shot off a Norfolk faceoff win for his 13th of the season.
Following a scoreless third period in which Binghamton outshot Norfolk 12-11, the teams went into overtime.
O’Brien beat Greenham over his glove hand with a rip from the left faceoff circle to give the Admirals the bonus point and sole possession of fourth place in the East Division.
Greenham finished with 29 saves in his first game of action since being recalled from the Evansville IceMen of the East Coast Hockey League.
Friday, Feb. 6 vs. Hershey Bears (Washington Captials) – 7:05p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 7 vs. Lehigh Valley Phantoms (Philadelphia Flyers) – 7:05p.m.
Sunday, Feb. 8 @ Utica Comets (Vancouver Canucks) – 3:00p.m
The B-Sens host back-to-back promotional nights once again this weekend starting Friday versus the Hershey Bears with Women & Sports Night. Various women’s sports teams will have tables along the concourse and there is discounted tickets available for sports teams by calling Group Sales at (607)722-SENS.
Friday night is also a AAA Member’s discount night with fans who present their AAA Cards at the time of purchase receiving $4 off the value of their ticket (valid at the B-Sens Executive Office or Arena Box Office Only). Fans can also save money with our Friday2Pak- two tickets (sections 6-10), two hotdogs and two sodas for just $32 (price increases to $34 on the day of game; offer only valid at the B-Sens Executive Office).
Saturday night Binghamton hosts the Lehigh Valley Phantoms at 7:05p.m. for Amphenol Night.
Saturday is also the Annual Heart Cup Game between Binghamton Police and Binghamton Fire. Gates open at 4:00p.m. with the Heart Cup beginning at 4:30p.m. FEWER THAN 100 SEATS are available for Saturday night, so call (607)722-SENS for tickets.
Forward Darren Kramer ranks third in the American Hockey League with 168 penalty minutes over 41 games played.
Rookie Ryan Dzingel is tied for second in the AHL with two overtime game-winning goals this season.
PRACTICE SCHEDULE (Practice times and locations are subject to change) …
Wednesday, Feb. 4 10:30a.m. – On Ice at Floyd L. Maines Arena
6-8p.m. – Celebrity Bartending at Remlik’s
Patrick Mullen & Peter Mannino
Thursday, Feb. 5 8:00a.m. – On Ice at BCC
Friday, Feb. 6 10:00a.m. – On Ice at Floyd L. Maines Arena
7:05p.m. – B-Sens vs Hershey
Saturday, Feb. 7 10:30a.m. – On Ice at Floyd L. Maines Arena
7:05p.m. – B-Sens vs Lehigh Valley
Sunday, Feb. 8 10:15a.m. – Bus Departs for Utica
3:00p.m. – B-Sens @ Utica
Monday, Feb. 9 OFF – NO MEDIA AVAILABILITY
Tuesday, Feb. 10 10:30a.m. – On Ice at Floyd L. Maines Arena
Wednesday, Feb. 11 10:00a.m. – On Ice at Floyd L. Maines Arena
3:30p.m. – Bus Departs for WBS
7:05p.m. – B-Sens @ WBS
For more information, please contact:
Joe Battaglini, Director of Media Relations, 607-722-7367