02/25/2012 9:53 PM
BINGHAMTON, N.Y. – The Binghamton Senators winless streak was extended to three games as they dropped a 2-1 decision to the Adirondack Phantoms at the Broome County Veterans Memorial Arena on Saturday night. The game was decided in a shootout, with former B-Sens captain Denis Hamel scoring the game winning tally in the second round.
Despite both teams putting up a high number of shots, the B-Sens and Phantoms remained knotted at just one goal apiece through regulation and overtime. Mike McKenna drew first star honors in the game, making 50 saves in goal for Binghamton. At the other end of the rink, Michael Leighton would turn aside 41 shots.
Adirondack drew first blood in the game as Rob Bordson put the Phantoms on the board with just 7.6 seconds remaining in the game’s opening period.
The B-Sens answered, tying the game at 7:56 of the second period. Derek Grant deflected Rob Klinkhammer’s rebound into the net for his sixth goal of the season. Wacey Hamilton also drew an assist on the play.
Leighton would go on to stone all four Binghamton shooters in the shootout. Hamel and Bordson succeeded on their shootout attempts to claim the victory for the Phantoms.
The loss is the B-Sens’ first against the Phantoms this season. Binghamton is now 6-0-0-1 against their Northeast Division rival.
The Binghamton Senators return to action on Tuesday as they host the St. John’s IceCaps at 7:05 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.
-Go B-Sens Go-