03/09/2012 11:21 PM
ROCHESTER, N.Y. – The Binghamton Senators fell to the Rochester Americans, 3-1 in Friday night hockey action at the Blue Cross Arena.
David Leggio stopped 35 of the 36 shots he faced to hold the B-Sens to a single goal.
Paul Szczechura was the first to find the scoresheet as he backhanded home his 13th goal of the season, unassisted at 4:19 of the second to give Rochester a 1-0 lead.
The B-Sens answered as Craig Schira floated one in from the blue line at 9:08 to tie the game, 1-1. Pat Cannone and Derek Grant drew the assists on the play.
Luke Adam put the Amerks back out on top at 16:32 of the period. Adam walked in through the slot and slid one in under the left pad of Robin Lehner to give Rochester a 2-1 edge going into the second intermission.
Derek Whitmore made it 3-1 Amerks just past the midway point of the third period as he got a piece of Nick Crawford’s drive from the right point, tipping it past Lehner to give the Amerks a two-goal cushion.
Lehner made 26 saves total in the game as he fell to 13-18-1 on the season.
The B-Sens were 0-for-2 on the power play and 3-for-3 on the penalty kill.
The B-Sens and Amerks meet in a rematch tomorrow night in Rochester. Game time is 7:35 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.
-Go B-Sens Go-