Friday, Jan. 23: St. John’s 5, Binghamton 2
Shots: St. John’s 38, Binghamton 39
PP: St. John’s 1 for 2, Binghamton 1 for 3
The Binghamton Senators surrendered five third period goals, three in the opening 2:45, to fall 5-2 to the visiting St. John’s IceCaps. Andrew Hammond was perfect through the first 40 minutes stopping all 28 shots faced before becoming unraveled in final frame allowing four goals on 10 shots to fall to 7-13-2 on the season.
Derek Grant notched his 13th goal of the season just shy of the midway point of the first period to give Binghamton the 1-0 lead. Hammond stopped all nine shots faced in the opening 20 minutes to keep the 1-0 lead heading into the first intermission.
Hammond continued his strong play in the second stonewalling all 19 of St. John’s shots keeping the score 1-0 heading into the final period.
The IceCaps began the third period on the power play and needed just 41 seconds to tie the game 1-1 when Kyle MacKinnon scored his fourth of the season. Julien Brouillette gave St. John’s the first lead of the night just 32 seconds later before Chase Balisy netted his 10th of the year at 2:45 to give the IceCaps a 3-1 lead. Scott Kosmachuk made it 4-1 with less than six minutes to play when he took a feed from Will O’Neill and beat Hammond for his eighth goal of the year. Chris Wideman notched a power-play goal for the B-Sens to cut the lead to 4-2 with less than four minutes to play, but an empty-net tally from Carl Klingberg with 1:18 remaining moved the final score to 5-2 St. John’s.
The IceCaps’ Connor Hellebuyck stopped 37 of 39 shots faced to earn his 18th victory of the season. Klingberg finished with a goal and an assist while O’Neill added two helpers to lead St. John’s offensively.
Saturday, Jan. 24: Binghamton 2, Hershey 3 (OT)
Shots: Binghamton 27, Hershey 36
PP: Binghamton 0 for 2, Hershey 1 for 5
The B-Sens fell 3-2 in overtime to their the host Hershey Bears in the final game before the American Hockey League All-Star break. Connor Carrick scored the game-winning tally 54 seconds into the overtime period to give the Bears their 16th victory on home ice this season.
Binghamton struck first 12:31 into the first period when Buddy Robinson corralled a turnover by the Bears and buried his seventh of the year unassisted past Philipp Grubauer. The B-Sens carried the 1-0 lead into the first intermission as Peter Mannino stopped all 14 of Hershey’s shots in the opening 20 minutes of play.
Hershey evened the score 1-1 12:36 into the middle frame when Chris Conner rushed past the Binghamton defense to push home his ninth of the season off an assist from Tim Kennedy. Former B-Sen Jim O’Brien gave the Bears their first lead of the night on a power-play goal with less than five minutes to play in the second. Binghamton responded just over 30 seconds later when Carter Camper took a feed from Shane Prince in the slot and went top shelf over Grubauer for his fifth of the year to send the teams tied 2-2 into the final intermission.
Neither team could convert on eight shots traded over the final 20 minutes of regulation forcing the sudden-death overtime period.
Carrick’s overtime winner gave the Bears their first victory of the year coming during the 4-on-4 portion of the new overtime format.
Friday, Jan. 30 vs. Norfolk Admirals (Anaheim Ducks) – 7:05p.m.
Saturday, Jan. 31 vs. Norfolk Admirals (Anaheim Ducks) – 7:05p.m.
The B-Sens host back-to-back home games this weekend against division rival Norfolk Admirals. Friday night the first 1,000 fans through the gates will receive a FREE lunchbag courtesy of Elmira Business Institute.
Fans can save money on tickets by presenting their Price Chopper AdvantEdge Cards at the time of purchase for $4.00 off. Also available is our Friday2Pak which includes two tickets (sections 6-10), two hotdogs and two sodas all for just $32 (price increases to $34 on the day of game).
Saturday night is our Annual Mascot Mania presented by McDonalds. Over a dozen mascots including the Hamburglar will be on hand to interact with fans as well as take part in the 1st intermission Broom Ball game.
B-Sens Kidz Club Members will receive a FREE TICKET with the purchase of a regular priced adult ticket.
Forward Shane Prince participated in his first AHL All-Star game on Monday, January 26, recording three goals and one assist in the Eastern Conference’s 14-12 loss to the Western Conference.
Center Carter Camper has four points (1 goal, 3 assists) over his last five games played.
The Ottawa Senators signed forward Brad Mills to a one-year, two-way contract for the remainder of the 2014-15 season.
PRACTICE SCHEDULE (Practice times and locations are subject to change) …
Wednesday, Jan. 28 OFF – NO MEDIA AVAILABILITY
Thursday, Jan. 29 10:30a.m. – On Ice at Floyd L. Maines Arena
Friday, Jan. 30 10:00a.m. – On Ice at Floyd L. Maines Arena
7:05p.m. – B-Sens vs Norfolk
Saturday, Jan. 31 10:30a.m. – On Ice at Floyd L. Maines Arena
7:05p.m. – B-Sens vs Norfolk
Sunday, Fri. 1 OFF – NO MEDIA AVAILABILITY
Monday, Fri. 2 10:30a.m. – On Ice at Floyd L. Maines Arena
Tuesday, Fri. 3 10:30a.m. – On Ice at Floyd L. Maines Arena
Wednesday, Fri. 4 10:30a.m. – On Ice at Floyd L. Maines Arena
6-8p.m. – Celebrity Bartending at Remlik’s
For more information, please contact:
Joe Battaglini, Director of Media Relations, 607-722-7367