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AMERKS DROP 3-2 DECISION TO SENATORS IN BINGHAMTON

Saturday, 11.17.2012 / 10:00 PM / News
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AMERKS DROP 3-2 DECISION TO SENATORS IN BINGHAMTON
(Binghamton, NY)\u2026 Derek Grant scored a pair of goals, including the game-winner, as the Binghamton Senators defeated the Rochester Americans 3-2 Saturday night at Broome County Veterans Memorial Arena. The loss marks Rochester\u2019s second straight of the weekend and drops the Amerks to 8-6-1-0 on the season.

(Binghamton, NY)… Derek Grant scored a pair of goals, including the game-winner, as the Binghamton Senators defeated the Rochester Americans 3-2 Saturday night at Broome County Veterans Memorial Arena. The loss marks Rochester’s second straight of the weekend and drops the Amerks to 8-6-1-0 on the season.

Kevin Porter and Evan Rankin each scored for the Amerks, while Brayden McNabb and Brian Flynn each notched assists to extend their point streaks to four and seven games, respectively. David Leggio earned the start for Rochester, stopping 33 of 36 shots on net. Ther Amerks also outshot the B-Sens 51-36 in the contest.

Spencerport native Shane Prince rounded out the scoring for Binghamton, who also earned a 49-save effort from goaltender Robin Lehner.

Rochester got on the board first at 11:58 of the opening period when Porter notched his fifth goal of the season. Frederick Roy advanced the puck to Marcus Foligno at the offensive blue line to create a 3-on-1 rush, and Foligno moved up the left wing boards before feeding a cross-ice pass to Porter, who backhanded it past Lehner for the goal. Foligno picked up his team-leading 16th point of the season on the goal while Roy collected his second helper of the year.

The Senators evened things up just over a minute into the second period when defenseman Fredrik Claesson’s shot from the blue line was deflected by Grant in the slot and re-directed past Leggio for the goal. Claesson was credited with the lone assist on the goal.

Later in the period, Prince gave Binghamton a 2-1 lead when he scored the first goal of his professional career. Prince, stationed in front the Amerks crease, got his stick on a low shot from the point by Tyler Eckford and deflected it high into the net for the go-ahead goal.

That lead would be short-lived, however, as Rankin tied the game with a power-play goal just one minute and 27 seconds later. Rankin tipped in a point shot by McNabb, who was set up with a pass from Flynn. By recording the assists on the play, Flynn extended his point streak to seven games while McNabb collected a point for the fourth consecutive outing.

Binghamton regained its lead at the 4:38 mark of the third period when Grant scored his second goal of the night that proved to be the game-winner. With the Amerks on a power-play, Grant picked up a loose puck in the neutral zone, rushed up the right wing boards, and tucked a shot inside the post for the unassisted, shorthanded goal.

The Amerks return to action on Friday, Nov. 23 at The Blue Cross Arena when they host the Albany Devils at 7:05 p.m. The “Black Friday” match-up will be the first of four meetings between the teams this season. It will be televised on Time Warner Cable SportsChannel and can also be heard on Sports 1280 WHTK.

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STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - BOS 82 54 19 9 261 177 117
2 y - PIT 82 51 24 7 249 207 109
3 x - TBL 82 46 27 9 240 215 101
4 x - MTL 82 46 28 8 215 204 100
5 x - NYR 82 45 31 6 218 193 96
6 x - PHI 82 42 30 10 236 235 94
7 x - CBJ 82 43 32 7 231 216 93
8 x - DET 82 39 28 15 222 230 93
9 WSH 82 38 30 14 235 240 90
10 NJD 82 35 29 18 197 208 88
11 OTT 82 37 31 14 236 265 88
12 TOR 82 38 36 8 231 256 84
13 CAR 82 36 35 11 207 230 83
14 NYI 82 34 37 11 225 267 79
15 FLA 82 29 45 8 196 268 66
16 BUF 82 21 51 10 157 248 52

STATS

2013-2014 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
C. Hodgson 72 20 24 -26 44
T. Ennis 80 21 22 -25 43
D. Stafford 70 16 18 -19 34
C. Ehrhoff 79 6 27 -27 33
C. Stewart 63 15 11 0 26
C. Conacher 79 7 19 1 26
T. Myers 62 9 13 -26 22
Z. Girgensons 70 8 14 -6 22
M. Foligno 74 7 12 -17 19
J. McBain 69 6 11 -13 17
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
M. Neuvirth 4 8 2 .921 2.78
J. Enroth 4 17 5 .911 2.82