01/29/2010 10:53 AM
BINGHAMTON, N.Y. –The last time the Adirondack Phantoms and Binghamton Senators met the game ended after the fifth round of a shootout with the Senators pulling out the win. Wednesday night, the B-Sens heard about a dozen crossbars, experienced a goalie change and saw their winning streak come to an end as the Phantoms went on to win 5-3.
Just over a minute into the game Erik Condra scored his eighth goal of the year to give the Senators the early lead. Kaspars Daugavins skated from his own blue line to the front of Adirondack goalie, Johan Backlund, getting a shot on goal, which Condra was then able to stuff in the rebound.
At 14:47 of the first, the Phantoms answered back. With traffic in front of the net, B-Sens goaltender Chris Holt got caught in the scramble and let one go through his legs. The puck had hit the back of Senators defenseman Brian Lee and made an unfortunate bounce into the net. Joey Mormina of the Phantoms was credited with the goal.
With less than a minute left in the first period, Stefan Legein took advantage, picking up a puck that had bounced off the boards and the official behind the net, shooting the puck into the B-Sens net to take the 2-1 lead heading into the first intermission.
A rough second put the B-Sens behind 4-1. It all started with a tip in goal by Patrick Maroon just 1:46 into the period. Seven minutes later, Maroon hit the back of the net again to give the Phantoms a three goal lead.
Following Maroon’s second goal Holt was pulled in favor of Andy Chiodo. Holt stopped 14 of 18 shots faced in the game.
1:31 into the third period on the power play, defenseman Craig Schira was able to generate some offense for the B-Sens, scoring his fifth goal of the season. Denis Hamel and Ryan Keller assisted.
Just over three minutes later, Zack Smith sailed a pass to rookie Brandon Svendsen who hit the Phantoms net top shelf to pull the B-Sens within one goal.
Jonathan Matsumoto sealed the B-Sens fate, netting an empty netter for the Phantoms at 18:59.
The Senators return to action this Friday, Jan. 29, in Adirondack, as they finish their home-and-home series with the Adirondack Phantoms.
-Go B-Sens Go-