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B-SENS DROP 6-1 DECISION TO CRUNCH

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BINGHAMTON, NY – The Binghamton Senators dropped a 6-1 decision against the Syracuse Crunch on Wednesday night at the Floyd L. Maines Veterans Memorial Arena.
 
The B-Sens struck first 7:06 into the opening frame during a power-play opportunity. Colin White, who debuted in his first professional game, sent a pass from the right point to Jason Akeson who was skating to the top of the left faceoff circle. Akeson sent his 19th goal of the season past Mike McKenna with Chad Nehring picking up the secondary assist. The B-Sens took the 1-0 lead into the first intermission despite being outshot 8-6.
 
The Crunch took the lead scoring two goals in the first three minutes of the middle frame. The first goal came at the 1:02 mark of the second period after Matthew Peca deflected a shot Matt Taormina sent from the blue line into the net. Ben Thomas had the secondary assist on Peca’s 11th goal of the season.
 
John Kurtz scored his fourth of the year just 1:20 later with help from Taormina to move the score to 2-1 in favor of the visitors.
 
Michael Bournival made it a 3-1 game with less than five minutes to play after picking up a turnover from the B-Sens and firing a shot from the slot past Chris Driedger. Binghamton went to the final intermission being outshot 17-16 and trailing Syracuse 3-1.
 
Syracuse scored the final three goals of the of the game with the first coming just 31 seconds in after Erik Condra sent a backhanded shot from the right side of Driedger on the goal line. Mathieu Brodeur and Slater Koekkoek assisted on Condra’s 13th of the season.
 
It became a four-goal game in favor of the Crunch after Kevin Lynch scored his fourth goal of the season with 10 minutes left to play. Koekkoek skated up the left side and sent a pass to Brodeur who faked a shot and put a drop pass on Lynch’s stick in front of Driedger.
 
Libor Hajek scored his first goal of the season with 43 seconds to play assisted by Tanner Richard to make the final score 6-1.
 
Driedger had 27 saves in the losing effort while McKenna had 20 stops to earn the win.
 
The B-Sens on the road for the final trip to St. John’s for Friday and Saturday matchups against the IceCaps at 6:00 p.m. Fans can also tune in on U.S. Country 96.9 FM, 680 AM, iHeartRadio’s website and mobile app, and AHL Live.  
 
For more information on tickets, including pricing and location, visit www.binghamtonsenators.com or call the Senators front office at 607-722-SENS (7367). 
 
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