10/25/2008 6:42 AM
The Binghamton Senators saw their 3-1 lead erased on Friday night against Syracuse, as the Crunch scored goals in the second and third periods before netting the game-winner in overtime to hand Binghamton its first overtime loss of the season.
Ilya Zubov posted the Sens first goal, just 2:08 into the opening period, to give the B-Sens a 1-0 advantage. Fellow countryman Alexander Nikulin followed with his second marker of the year to extend the lead.
Following a Syracuse 5-on-3 power-play goal, the B-Sens put their own man advantage marker on the board off the stick of Ryan Shannon. Defenseman Mattias Karlsson collected his second assist of the night on the goal.
Syracuse took advantage of the B-Sens penalty issues, converting two more power-play goals to tie the game at 3. Winger Adam Pineault netted the first tally early in the second period off a feed from Andrey Piekhanov. Clay Wilson found twine early in the third period for the Crunch.
The B-Sens had a late power-play chance following a Syracuse hooking penalty at 19:23, but were unable to sneak the puck past netminder Dan LaCosta.
The game looked well on its way to the shootout round when Jonathan Sigalet buried the game-winner past netminder Brian Elliott at 4:04 of overtime to give Syracuse the extra point.
Binghamton has earned points in each game thus far and looks to get back into the win column on Saturday night in Hershey.
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