10/16/2009 8:57 PM
BINGHAMTON, N.Y. – Their five trips to the penalty box ultimately cost the B-Sens their game versus the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins on “Faith and Family Night” at the Broome County Veteran’s Memorial Arena. The Penguins capitalized three times on the power play to give the Senators their second regulation loss at home.
The Penguins struck early as Chris Conner received a lead pass behind the defense for a breakaway just 42 seconds into the game. Binghamton’s Jeremy Yablonski and Erik Condra took early penalties, which Nick Johnson and Ryan Bayda respectively took advantage of, burying two goals nearly two minutes apart to give the Penguins a commanding 3-0 lead.
Starting goaltender Mike Brodeur was pulled by coach Nachbaur following in favor of Andy Chiodo nearly midway through the first period.
Ryan Keller, the game’s second star, netted two goals, including a backhand on a penalty shot in the second period, to bring the B-Sens within one goal; 3-2.
The B-Sens momentum stopped short though, as Aaron Boogaard blasted a slap shot past Chiodo from the top of the right circle at 15:21 into the second period. Konstantin Pushkarev added a quick goal a minute into the third period off a rebound to put the Pens up 5-2.
Binghamton’s last effort came off Jim O’Brian’s wraparound attempt, as Condra picked up the initial shot’s rebound for his first goal of the season to make the score 5-3.
Luca Caputi sealed the game with an empty-net goal at 19:05.
The Sens seek to redeem themselves tomorrow, Oct. 17, against defending Calder Cup champions, Hershey Bears. The puck drops at 7:05 pm. Tickets can be purchased at www.ticketmaster.com, by calling ticket master at 800-745-3000, or at the Arena box office inside the Broome County Veterans Memorial Arena.