10/13/2012 8:21 PM
BINGHAMTON, N.Y. –. The Binghamton Senators opened the 2012-2013 season with a 2-1 victory over the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins, giving head coach Luke Richardson his first career win in the American Hockey League.
After a scoreless first period, Wilkes-Barre/Scranton struck first in the second with an unassisted goal by center Trevor Smith at 13:08. Their lead didn’t last long as Binghamton came back to score two unanswered goals in the third. Left wing Jakob Silfverberg, assisted by Jared Cowen and David Dziurzynski, netted the B-Sens’ first point at 4:34. Hugh Jessiman, assisted by Mike Hoffman, followed suit a few minutes later with what would become the game-winning goal at 7:31.
Binghamton goaltender Robin Lehner allowed just one goal and made 35 saves on the night to help secure the B-Sens’ win. For the Penguins, goalie Jeff Zatkoff recorded 23 saves while allowing two goals, coming away with the loss.
Binghamton 36-25, the B-Sens put up a fight to give Richardson his first win in Binghamton.
-Go B-Sens Go!-
The B-Sens head on the road to take on the Rochester Amerks at 7 p.m. on Tuesday. Fans can listen live on “Binghamton’s Classic Hits” BIG 107.5 (WBBI-FM) beginning 15 minutes before game time as Grady Whittenburg, the voice of the B-Sens, hosts the Countdown to Faceoff.
The three stars of the game were Binghamton Senators’ scorers Jakob Silfverberg and Hugh Jessiman and goaltender Robin Lehner. Although Wilkes-Barre/Scranton outshot