Friday, Nov. 14: Binghamton 5, Norfolk 2
Shots: Binghamton 31, Norfolk 37
PP: Binghamton 0 for 3, Norfolk 1 for 3
Binghamton traveled to Virginia Friday night for the first of back-to-back contests versus its East Division rival the Norfolk Admirals. The B-Sens shook off an early 2-1 first period deficit en route to its first multi-goal victory of the season, 5-2.
David Pacan gave the hosts the 1-0 lead 6:11 into the first when he beat the B-Sens Scott Greenham, who made his second start of the season in net for Binghamton, unassisted for his first tally of the season. Max McCormick’s first professional goal just shy of the 15 minute mark of the period made it 1-1 before a late power-play goal from Louis Leblanc gave the hosts a 2-1 advantage heading into the first intermission.
Danny New drew the B-Sens even with his first goal of the year 13:52 into the second which proved to be the lone tally of the period.
Despite being outshot 12-8 over the final 20 minutes of play, the B-Sens managed to log three unanswered goals on its way to a 5-2 win. Alex Guptill netted the eventual game-winner 2:08 into the third before McCormick added breathing room for Binghamton with his second of the night just past the midway point of the frame. Jean-Gabriel Pageau’s empty-net tally with just over 90 seconds remaining moved the score to 5-2.
Greenham stopped 35 of 37 shots faced for his second win in as many starts this season. Norfolk’s Igor Bobkov allowed four goals on 30 shots faced in the loss.
Saturday, Nov. 15: Binghamton 2, Norfolk 3
Shots: Binghamton 39, Norfolk 34
PP: Binghamton 0 for 1, Norfolk 1 for 3
For the fifth time this season, the B-Sens failed to make it back-to-back victories as they stumbled 3-2 Saturday in Norfolk. Binghamton carried a 2-1 lead heading into the final 20 minutes of play, but the Admirals tallied two third period goals to salvage a weekend split with its division rivals.
Nic Kerdiles gave Norfolk the 1-0 lead just shy of the 12-minute mark of the first when he redirected a shot from Leblanc on the power play past the B-Sens Andrew Hammond for his third goal of the year. That was the only goal of the first as Hammond stopped 19 of 20 shots faced in the period to head to the locker room down 1-0.
Shane Prince evened the score 1-1 2:44 into the second with his fourth goal of the year. Prince took a stretch pass from Guptill and managed to get behind the Admirals’ defense before beating Norfolk’s Yann Danis high. Binghamton grabbed its lone lead of the contest off an Alex Grant slap shot that maneuvered through a crowded crease and found the back of the net at 12:36 of the period.
Brendan Bell scored 5:47 into the third before Leblanc gave the Admirals the lead for good with less than eight minutes remaining to move the score to 3-2.
Hammond stopped 31 of 34 shots faced in his 13th start in net this season for Binghamton. Danis, who made his first appearance of the season, stopped 37 of 39 for the victory.
Record: 5-8-2-0 (12 points)
Standings: Through the first 15 games of the 2014-15 season, the Binghamton Senators find themselves in a tie with Norfolk (6-8-0-0), who have a game in hand, for fourth place in the East Division. Lehigh Valley (6-6-1-0) sits in third place with 13 points through 13 games played. Hershey (8-6-1-0, 17 points) trails Wilkes-Barre/Scranton (9-7-1-0, 19 points) by just two points for the top spot in the Division.
Friday, Nov. 21 vs. Manchester Monarchs (Los Angeles Kings) – 7:05p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 22 vs. Albany Devils (New Jersey Devils) – 7:05p.m.
Fewer than 400 seats remain for this Friday’s game when the B-Sens host the Manchester Monarchs for the annual Word of Life Night.
Postgame Saturday night will be the annual Season Ticket Holder Party with the players and coaches. After the game, season ticket holders can hang out on the concourse and mingle with B-Sens players and coaches while enjoying food, drinks and great entertainment.
Rookie forward Max McCormick returned to the B-Sens lineup Friday, November 14, versus Norfolk after missing the previous eight contests with an injury. McCormick led the B-Sens offensively scoring his first professional goal en route to a three point (2+1) night in the 5-2 victory.
Forward Alex Guptill, who was held scoreless in his first five games with Binghamton, has recorded four points (three goals, one assist) in his past seven contests including two game-winning goals.
PRACTICE SCHEDULE (Practice times and locations are subject to change) …
Wednesday, Nov. 19 10:30a.m. – On ice at Floyd L. Maines Arena
Thursday, Nov. 20 10:30a.m. – On ice at Floyd L. Maines Arena
Friday, Nov. 21 10:00a.m. – On ice at Floyd L. Maines Arena
7:05p.m. – B-Sens vs. Manchester
Saturday, Nov. 22 10:30a.m. – On ice at Floyd L. Maines Arena
7:05p.m. – B-Sens vs. Albany
Sunday, Nov. 23 OFF – No Media Availability
Monday, Nov. 24 10:30a.m. – On ice at Floyd L. Maines Arena
Tuesday, Nov. 25 10:30a.m. – On ice at Floyd L. Maines Arena
For more information, please contact:
Joe Battaglini, Director of Media Relations, 607-722-7367