11/18/2011 10:52 PM
MONTREAL – The Binghamton Senators ended an eight game winless skid as they defeated the Hamilton Bulldogs 4-2 Friday night at Montreal’s Bell Center.
Nikita Filatov and Mark Parrish each recorded a trio of points in the match. Filatov scored a pair of goals, including the game winner, and added an assist, while Parrish racked up three assists. Mike McKenna started in goal for Binghamton, making 29 saves en route to earning his second win of the season.
Filatov opened the scoring 44 seconds into the game as he his first of the night on a power play, but Alexander Avtsin answered for the Bulldogs scoring a power play goal of his own at 8:37 of the first to tie the game, 1-1.
The B-Sens grabbed a 2-1 lead with 23.8 seconds remaining in the opening period as Pat Cannone scored his fifth of the season on a late period power play. Parrish was credited with his first assist of the night, the lone helper on the goal.
The Bulldogs were the only team to get on the scoreboard during the second period of play. Dany Masse blasted a shot past McKenna at the 15:07 mark to tie the game up at two.
Filatov reclaimed the lead for the B-Sens in the third period, notching his sixth of the season and second of the night just 1:04 into the final frame. Parrish earned the primary assist, while Riley Armstrong received credit for the second. The assist was the first of two points in Armstrong’s B-Sens debut, as he added an insurance goal for Binghamton at the 11:56 mark.
Overall Binghamton was 2 for 3 with the man advantage. Hamilton went 2 for 6 on the power play.
With his 29 saves, McKenna improved to 2-5-0 on the season. Nathan Lawson made 30 save for the Bulldogs as he fell to 5-6-1.
The B-Sens return to action Thursday night as they host the Adirondack Phantoms in the traditional Thanksgiving day match. Game time is set for 6:05 p.m. Tickets are $18.50 for side seating, $17.50 for end seating. Fans can purchase tickets at www.ticketmaster.com, by phone at 1-800-745-3000 or in person at the Binghamton Senators’ executive office or the Broome County Veterans Memorial Arena box office.
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