02/10/2010 9:35 PM
BINGHAMTON, N.Y. – Just last Friday the Senators beat Albany in a back and forth battle that ended in Binghamton’s favor. Mike Brodeur was able to show the fans what he learned in Ottawa that night by helping the B-Sens to victory. Brodeur was back in net again to try and keep Albany out of the win column for the second time this week.
The B-Sens were able to find the back of the net twice before the end of the first period. At the 17:49 mark Josh Hennessy broke the scoreless tie. Erik Condra shot the puck on goal which Albany goaltender, Mike Murphy made the initial save on. However, Hennessy was left with an open net and earned his 17th goal of the year burying the rebound. Erik Condra and Kaspars Daugavins were both credited with assists.
At 18:51 with the B-Sens on the power play, Ryan Keller took hold of a loose puck in front of the net and was able to shoot it past a pack of Albany players to put Binghamton up 2-0. Zack Smith and Jim O’Brien were in the scramble with Keller to get the assists.
Binghamton started the second period with the same fire power they had at the end of the first. Just 5:22 into the second, Brian Lee net his third goal of the year off a wrist shot from the blue line. This was the second power play goal of the night for the B-Sens giving them a 3-0 advantage. Condra and Daugavins combined for their second assists of the night.
Following Binghamton’s third goal, Albany pulled Murphy from goal who had allowed three goals on 14 Senators’ shots in favor of Mike Morrison.
Albany was finally able to get on the board with a power play goal at 6:09 of the period. Drayson Bowman took a shot from the side of the net that snuck past Mike Brodeur to put the River Rats within two, 3-1. Bryan Rodney and Jamie McBain were credited with the helpers.
The third period featured an Albany comeback. At 7:42 the River Rats narrowed the scoring game 3-2, Jiri Tlusty was able to skate past the Binghamton defense on a breakaway, firing the puck past Brodeur. Rodney was credited with his second assist of the night.
Nick Dodge, at just over the midway point of the period tied it up at three with an unassisted tally.
The game would progress to a shootout where Brodeur blanked three of four shooters to lead his team to victory and the all important two points. Keller scored the game winning shootout goal, which was his third game winner in the shootout this season.
The B-Sens return to the ice Friday as they travel to Wilkes-Barre to take on the Penguins at 7:05 p.m. Fans can listen live on 680 WINR-AM or 1430 WENE-AM beginning 30 minutes before game time for Countdown to Faceoff with Grady Whittenburg, the voice of the B-Sens.
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