The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins posted a 5-3 win over the Binghamton Senators on Friday night at the Wachovia Arena at Casey Plaza. The two teams will meet in a preseason rematch Saturday night in Binghamton.
Joe Jensen and Connor James each recorded first-period goals, assisting on each other’s tallies at 5:39 and 15:36.
Binghamton got on the board 32 seconds into the second period with a Matt Kinch tally, but Alex Goligoski answered for the Pens two minutes later, blasting home his first of the preseason from the left boards to make it 3-1. Danny Bois once again pulled the Senators within one goal, beating Ty Conklin for the power-play goal with 3:01 left in the middle frame.
Joe Rullier, in Wilkes-Barre on a tryout basis, took a step toward winning a roster spot when he potted what proved to be the game-winning goal at 4:27 of the third. Tyler Kennedy added an insurance goal for the Penguins, and Tyler Donati closed out the scoring for Binghamton.
Conklin made 27 saves to pick up the win in his first game with the Penguins, while Brian Elliot made 33 stops in the loss.
Binghamton opens the 2007-08 regular season at home on Saturday, Oct. 6 against the Albany River Rats.
2007-08 Binghamton Senators’ season tickets, half-season, coupon books, 10 game & 5 game plans are on sale!!! Fans can purchase tickets at the Binghamton Senators executive office, third floor of the Arena (Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.), or by calling (607) 722-SENS.