10/30/2010 10:06 PM
BINGHAMTON, N.Y. – For the second straight game, the Binghamton Senators found themselves facing an overtime period against the Charlotte Checkers. Although B-Sens’ forward Bobby Butler came up big once more in the Saturday evening match between the East Division foes, it was Casey Borer who was able to notch the game winner, helping to lift the Checkers past the B-Sens 3-2.
3:25 into the opening period of play B-Sens’ defenseman Derek Smith helped to open the scoring. Smith snipered a puck from out near the blue line, towards the Checkers’ net, which captain Ryan Keller was then able to tip past Justin Pogge to put Binghamton on the board. Corey Locke added an assist on the lone goal of the opening period, notching his third point of the two game weekend (one goal, two assists).
On to the second, and Jerome Samson’s heroics allowed the Checkers to jump ahead 2-1. Samson managed to solve Barry Brust, beating him at the 2:08 and 13:37 marks. Riley Nash earned two points as well, earning assists on both Samson goals.
The B-Sens charged back in the third, as last night’s overtime hero Bobby Butler lasered a shot past a screened Pogge to tie the score at two. Although the goal came just 3:41 into the third, the Senators held on to force overtime.
Brust put forth a solid effort in his sixth straight start in goal for Binghamton, turning away 43 Charlotte shots, including 20 in the first period alone.
However, Brusts efforts were not enough to help the Senators in extra time. Just 1:23 into the overtime period, Zach Boychuk fed Casey Borer, who blasted a shot through traffic and past Brust to seal the fate of the B-Sens.
Friday, Nov. 5 the B-Sens head north to the Bell Centre in Montreal to face the Hamilton Bulldogs, affiliate to the National Hockey League’s Canadiens. Game time is set for 7:30 p.m. Fans can listen live on 680 WINR-AM or 1430 WENE-AM beginning 30 minutes before game time for Countdown to Faceoff with Grady Whittenburg, the voice of the B-Sens.
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