11/13/2011 9:28 PM
Photo courtesy of Andre Ringuette/Freestyle Photography/OSHC
OTTAWA, ONTARIO – The Binghamton Senators fell to the Hamilton Bulldogs 5-2 Sunday afternoon at Scotiabank Place in Ottawa. Patrick Wiercioch and Jim O’Brien scored goals for the B-Sens. Alexander Avtsin and Joe Callahan each recorded three assists for the Bulldogs, while Frederic St. Denis notched the game winning goal and added an assist.
Hamilton capitalized on an early 4-on-4 to take the lead as Brian Willsie deflected Callahan’s wrister at 6:57 of the first period.
The Bulldogs added to their lead in the second period with a pair of power play tallies. Joonas Nattinen bobbled a puck past Robin Lehner for his second of the year at the 6:56 mark, before Denis blasted a shot in from the point during a 5-on-3 at 12:06.
Binghamton finally got on the board with just over four minutes remaining in the middle frame as Patrick Wiercioch net a power play goal of his own. Nikita Filatov and Andre Petersson assisted on the goal, Wiercioch’s second of the season.
Hamilton regained their three goal lead as Andreas Engqvist notched his third of the season just 1:06 into the third period.
O’Brien quickly answered for Binghamton, snapping in a rebound off Mike Hoffman’s initial shot just 37 seconds later. Bobby Raymond received credit for the secondary assist on the tally.
The Bulldogs, however would once and for all reclaim their three-goal lead as Louis Leblanc deked out Lehner at 5:07 of the final period, sending Hamilton home with the 5-2 final.
Overall Binghamton was 1 for 4 on the power play, while Hamilton went 2 for 5 with the man advantage.
Lehner started in goal for the B-Sens, stopping 28 of 33 while falling to 4-6-1 on the season. His counterpart Robert Mayer stopped 16 of 18 to earn his first win of the season.
The B-Sens are in action again on Tuesday as they travel to Wilkes-Barre to face the East Division leading Penguins at 7:05 p.m. Fans can listen live on “Binghamton’s Classic Hits” BIG 107.5 (WBBI-FM). Voice of the B-Sens Grady Whittenburg will have the call beginning 30 minutes before game time as he hosts Countdown to Faceoff.
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