01/14/2009 9:19 PM
Netminder Jeff Glass turned away 36 shots and Ryan Shannon added three assists to lead the B-Sens to a 4-1 victory over the Rochester Americans on Wednesday night at the Broome County Veterans Memorial Arena.
The B-Sens opened the scoring eight minutes into the opening frame with their first of two power-play goals. Ryan Shannon forced a turnover inside the offensive zone and fed Greg Mauldin, who wristed home the opening marker over the glove hand of Rochester’s Chris Beckford-Tseu.
Less than a minute later Zack Smith took a pass from Shannon and found Matt Carkner wide open on the right point, who wound up and blasted home his second goal of the season.
Starting the third period on a power-play, the B-Sens wasted no time jumping ahead 3-0 when Tomas Kudelka wristed home his third goal of the season. The B-Sens had puck control in the Rochester zone when Josh Hennessy cycled the puck to Ryan Shannon and then to Kudelka for another power-play goal.
Before the period was over, the Americans jumped on the scoreboard when they caught the B-Sens on a line change. They walked in the zone with a 3-on-1 and Michael Duco slipped a low shot past Glass.
After killing off five penalties, the B-Sens were rewarded on their last attempt shorthanded when Denis Hamel scored an empty-netter from the red line. The goal extended Hamel’s (4+3) point streak to four games, while Mauldin also extended his point streak (3+3) to four games.
The B-Sens return to home ice on Friday night when division rival Wilkes-Barre/Scranton invades the Arena for a 7:05 p.m. puck drop. Good seats remain for this contest. Tickets can be purchased at www.ticketmaster.com, by calling ticket master at 722-7272, or at the Arena box office inside the Broome County Veterans Memorial Arena.