01/09/2011 5:57 PM
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – The Binghamton Senators bussed to Providence last night to take on the Atlantic Division’s Bruins this afternoon in their third game in three nights. The B-Sens arrived looking for a weekend sweep after back-to-back wins at home Friday versus Syracuse and Saturday versus Rochester.
Robin Lehner made the start in goal for the B-Sens after being re-assigned by the B-Sens’ National Hockey League affiliate Ottawa Senators this morning, turning away 26 shots while rookie David Dziurzynski tallied a pair of goals in the B-Sens 5-3 victory in front of 7,770 fans at the Dunkin’ Donuts Center.
The B-Sens nabbed an early lead at 3:26 of the opening period as Corey Locke beat Matt Dalton blocker side, earning his 13th goal and 50th point of the season. Andre Benoit and Kaspars Daugavins would each earn their first of two points in the game as they were credited with the assists on the power play tally.
The Bruins answered with just 6.1 seconds remaining in the first as Jordan Caron tipped Colby Cohen’s shot past a screened Lehner to knot the teams at one apiece.
Into the second period of play, Dziurzynski beat Dalton low, glove side for his second goal in as many games to put Binghamton back into the lead. Erik Condra and Jim O’Brien combined for the assists on the goal.
A flurry of activity over the final 7:10 of the period resulted in a total of four goals scored between the two teams.
Colin Greening picked the puck off Bruins’ forward Jeremy Reich who had it caught up in his skates, feeding it to captain Ryan Keller who backhanded a shot past Dalton, blocker side to help Binghamton take a two goal lead.
Caron’s second goal of the game would come at 17:50 on the power play, to help pull Providence back within one, but Dziurzynski answered only 15 seconds later with his second of the game to put the B-Sens back on top by two and effectively chase Dalton from the Bruins’ net in favor of Nolan Schaefer.
With just 45 seconds left on the clock in the second stanza, Cohen managed to bounce a puck off the skate of Lehner to once again bring the Bruins back within striking distance. Caron was credited with an assist, earning his third point of the game.
Benoit was the lone player to score in the third period of play, recording his fourth goal of the season at 6:22 to seal the Bruins’ fate.
Up next for the B-Sens, a trip to Portland where they will face the Pirates this Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. Fans can listen live on 680 WINR-AM or 1430 WENE-AM beginning 30 minutes before the game for Countdown to Face Off with Grady Whittenburg, voice of the B-Sens.
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