02/12/2012 9:18 AM
By: Michael Schepp
ST. JOHN’S, NFLD. - The Binghamton Senators continued a four game road swing in Canada on Friday night at the Mile One Center as they faced the Eastern Conference leading St. Johns IceCaps. The game winning goal came in the final two minutes by Jason King to give the IceCaps their only lead of the game and seal the victory.
The B-Sens had the first and only goal in the opening period as Mike Hoffman scored his 12th goal of the year at 13:53. Andre Petersson picked up his fourteenth assist on the play.
During an exciting second period, the IceCaps tied up the score at one with a goal from Spencer Machacek at 7:16 assisted by Jason Jaffray. The B-Sens came back with a power play goal as Rob Klinkhammer set up Stephane Da Costa with a blind back door centering feed. Corey Locke also received credit for an assist on the goal at 8:39 to regain the lead 2-1. With the B-Sens on the power play, they gave up their league leading ninth shorthanded goal of the year to Jason Jaffray of the IceCaps at 10:32. Less than two minutes later, David Dziurzynski puts back a rebound attempt for an unassisted goal to regain the lead once again for the B-Sens.
The IceCaps didn’t go away in the third period as they tied the game back up at three with a goal from Eric O’Dell, assisted by Carl Klingberg and Shawn Weller. Despite not having a lead all game, the IceCaps came down and scored the game winning goal at 18:20 by Jason King assisted by Zach Redmond and Kevin Clark.
Overall Binghamton was 1 for 5 on the power play, while St.John’s went 1 for 4 on the man advantage.
Robin Lehner dropped his eighth loss in nine decisions while stopping 44 shots and dropping to 7-15-1 on the season. Edward Pasquale stopped 18 shots in the winning effort to improve his record to 14-6-0.
The B-Sens will get another chance to beat the conference leaders tomorrow at 2:30 p.m. EST as they wrap up their four game road trip. Fans can listen live on “Binghamton’s Classic Hits” BIG 107.5 (WBBI-FM). Voice of the B-Sens Grady Whittenburg will havethe call beginning 30 minutes before game time as he hosts Countdown to Faceoff.
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