03/28/2010 11:54 PM
Photos courtesy of JustSports Photography
HERSHEY, P.A. – The B-Sens entered their game against the East Division champion Bears with some life in their skates. Winners of ten of their last fourteen games, the B-Sens are poised to make a run at the final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference.
Just 2:47 into the first period, defenseman Paul Baier gave the B-Sens an early lead as he scored his second goal of the season, on the power play. Geoff Kinrade and Yannick Tifu each notched an assist on the goal.
But the Bears came out blazing in the second period of play. Alexander Giroux tied the score at 2:02 of the second with a milestone goal. The goal was Giroux’s 300th American Hockey League goal. Francois Bouchard and Jay Beagle also each tallied goals for Hershey.
Just 3:28 into the third period, forward Jim O’Brien gave the B-Sens hope as he scored his sixth of the season to help pull Binghamton within one, 3-2. Tifu earned his second assist of the game on the goal, while Brandon Svendsen would also record an assist.
The offense for the B-Sens would end there though, as the Bears handed Binghamton a 3-2 loss in the final meeting of eight between the two teams. Binghamton ends the season with a 1-6-1-0 record versus Hershey.
Mike Brodeur manned the goal for the second straight game, stopping 19 of 22 shots.
The B-Sens return to action Friday, April 2 as they host the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins, an East Division rival they are chasing for the final playoff spot.
-Go B-Sens Go-