Friday, March 27: Wilkes-Barre/Scranton 3, Binghamton 1
Shots: Wilkes-Barre/Scranton 27, Binghamton 26
PP: Wilkes-Barre/Scranton 0 for 4, Binghamton 0 for 1
First period mistakes doomed the Binghamton Senators 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 that 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.
Saturday, March 28: Bridgeport 4, Binghamton 1
Shots: Bridgeport 26, Binghamton 30
PP: Bridgeport 1 for 5, Binghamton 0 for 4
The Binghamton Senators fell to the visiting Bridgeport Sound Tigers 4-1 in their final game of the team’s two-game season series. C.J. Motte earned the victory in his first professional start in net for the visitors as he stopped 29 of 30 shots faced.
Mike Halmo opened the scoring with his first goal of the night 15:38 into the game on an unassisted goal. Bridgeport took the 1-0 advantage into the first intermission despite being outshot by the B-Sens 14-5.
Ryan Pulock doubled the Sound Tigers’ lead just past the five-minute mark of the second on a power-play goal assisted by Aaron Ness and Alan Quine. Bridgeport outshot their hosts 11-8 in the frame to carry the 2-0 lead into the final 20 minutes of play.
Binghamton managed to cut Bridgeport’s lead to 2-1 when McCormick swiped home a rebound 7:44 into the 3rd, but Halmo’s second of the night came less than two minutes later to restore the Sound Tigers’ two-goal lead. Griffin Reinhart added a backhanded goal with just over six minutes to play in regulation to push the final score to 4-1.
Peter Mannino allowed four goals on 26 shots faced in the losing effort for Binghamton.
Wednesday, April 1 @ Syracuse Crunch (Tampa Bay Lightning) – 7:00p.m.
Friday, April 3 vs. Lehigh Valley Phantoms (Philadelphia Flyers) – 7:05p.m.
Saturday, April 4 @ Albany Devils (New Jersey Devils) – 5:00p.m.
The B-Sens host division rival Lehigh Valley this Friday in the final meeting of a ten-game season series. The Binghamton Zoo at Ross Park will be in attendance with animals and other displays along the Arena concourse.
Starting at 6:00p.m. when the doors open fans will have the opportunity to interact with select animals including a screech owl, an armadillo and a leopard tortoise. Special discounted tickets are available for $16 with $2 from each ticket sold being donated back to the Binghamton Zoo at Ross Park.
Fans can also take advantage of the Friday2Pak. For just $32 fans receive two tickets (sections 6-10), two hotdogs and two sodas (price increases to $34 on the day of game; offer only valid at the B-Sens Executive Office).
Weis Shoppers Club Discount holders can present their card at either the B-Sens Executive Office of the Arena Box Office at the time of purchase to receive $4 off their ticket (limit two tickets per card).
Members of the United States Army will be in attendance with an on-ice induction ceremony taking place during first intermission.
Forward Cole Schneider shares the team-lead in goals scored this year with 23 (new career high). Over three seasons with Binghamton, Schneider has accumulated 60 goals and 78 assists for 138 points, all ranking in the franchise’s top-ten.
Center Carter Camper needs just one point to tie his previous career high for points in a season with 48 set back in his first full professional season with Providence. Camper has 13 goals and 33 assists for 47 points over 66 games played this season with Binghamton.
PRACTICE SCHEDULE (Practice times and locations are subject to change) …
Wednesday, April 1 10:00a.m. – On Ice at Floyd L. Maines Arena
3:30p.m. – Bus Departs for Syracuse
7:00p.m. – B-Sens @ Syracuse
Thursday, April 2 11:00a.m. – On Ice at Floyd L. Maines Arena
Friday, April 3 10:00a.m. – On Ice at Floyd L. Maines Arena
7:05p.m. – B-Sens vs. Lehigh Valley
Saturday, April 4 12:10p.m. – Bus Departs for Albany
5:00p.m. – B-Sens @ Albany
Sunday, April 5 OFF – NO MEDIA AVAILABILITY
Monday, April 6 10:30a.m. – On Ice at Floyd L. Maines Arena
Tuesday, April 7 10:00a.m. – On Ice at Floyd L. Maines Arena
7:05p.m. – B-Sens vs. Norfolk
Wednesday, April 8 TBA
For more information, please contact:
Joe Battaglini, Director of Media Relations, 607-722-7367