PENGUINS TAKE FINAL TILT OF REGULAR SEASON 3-1

BINGHAMTON, N.Y. – First period mistakes doomed the Binghamton Senators tonight as they fell 3-1 to the visiting Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins.  The Penguins managed two goals in the opening 20 minutes of play while goaltender Matt Murray carried a shutout deep into the third period to defeat the B-Sens in their eighth and final meeting of the season.  
 
Scott Wilson opened the scoring 3:13 into the opening frame after he sent a wrist shot towards the Binghamton net and deflected off a defender past Scott Greenham to make it 1-0.  Wilkes-Barre/Scranton doubled their lead just seconds following a hooking call on Danny Syvret as Jason Megna completed a shorthanded breakaway off the faceoff to give the visitors a 2-0 lead heading into the first intermission.  
 
Following a scoreless second period, Carter Rowney batted home a rebound off of a shot from Taylor Chorney for his eighth goal of the season to give the Penguins a 3-0 lead.  Max McCormick broke up Murray’s bid for his 11th shutout of the year when he redirected a shot from Fredrik Claesson into the back of the net with less than five minutes to play in regulation.  Despite a flurry of scoring chances over the final few minutes of play, Murray and the Penguins’ defense held on for the 3-1 lead. 
 
Murray finished with 25 saves on 26 shots faced to improve to 22-8-3 on the year while Greenham stopped 24 shots in the losing effort.      
 
Binghamton is back on home ice tomorrow when they host the Bridgeport Sound Tigers at 7:05p.m.  Tickets are available by calling the Binghamton Senators Executive Office at (607) 722-7367 8:00a.m. through the second intermission.  Fans can also purchase tickets through the Floyd L. Maines Veterans Memorial Arena Box Office and all Ticketmaster outlets during normal business hours by visiting www.ticketmaster.com or at 1-800-745-3000.
 
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For more information, please contact: 
Joe Battaglini, Director of Media & Community Relations, 607-722-7367 
 

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