10/14/2011 10:25 PM
BINGHAMTON, N.Y. – The Binghamton Senators enter the weekend still seeking their first win of the 2011-12 season after falling to the Syracuse Crunch in overtime Friday night, 5-4. Forward Nikita Filatov, reassigned to Binghamton by Ottawa earlier in the day, earned three points for the B-Sens notching two goals and an assist.
Patrick Maroon opened the scoring 44 seconds into the game. Kyle Palmieri fed the puck into the slot from the right wing boards, where Maroon blasted it past B-Sens goaltender Mike McKenna to give the Crunch the early lead.
The B-Sens answered 38 seconds later as Filatov tied the game at the 1:22 mark. Kaspars Daugavins and Corey Locke earned the assists on the goal, their first of two points each in the game.
The teams remained knotted at one until 6:18 of the second period as Troy Bodie backhanded a rebound over McKenna to put the Crunch ahead 2-1.
Syracuse would increase their lead by two a mere 17 seconds into the third period as Nick Bonino snuck one past McKenna short side.
Filatov was quick to answer once more, notching his second goal of the game just 55 seconds later to pull Binghamton back within one, 3-2.
With B-Sens blue liner Eric Gryba in the box to serve a high sticking penalty, Daugavins tied the game 3-3, tallying Binghamton’s first short handed goal of the season.
Much like Filatov had done for the B-Sens earlier, Syracuse’s Dan Sexton was quick to answer, wristing a shot into the Binghamton net from the left circle 46 seconds after Daugavins’s short handed tally to give the Crunch a 4-3 lead.
A late bench minor issued to the Crunch gave Binghamton a man-advantage with 1:01 remaining in regulation. With McKenna pulled in favor of the extra attacker, Mark Parrish tied the game once more for the B-Sens, ultimately forcing overtime, as he scored his second goal of the season with 6.7 seconds left on the clock. Filatov and Locke both assisted on the goal.
Palmieri would however put the game away for the Crunch, notching the game winner at 3:09 of extra time.
The B-Sens travel to Wilkes-Barre tomorrow to take on the Penguins at 7:05 p.m. Fans can listen live on “Binghamton’s Classic Hits” BIG 107.5 (WBBI-FM) beginning 30 minutes before game time for Countdown to Faceoff with Grady Whittenburg, the voice of the B-Sens.
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