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AMERKS SEE THREE-GAME HOME WIN STREAK HALTED IN 2-1 LOSS TO B-SENS

Saturday, 12.29.2012 / 10:00 PM / News
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AMERKS SEE THREE-GAME HOME WIN STREAK HALTED IN 2-1 LOSS TO B-SENS
(Rochester, NY)\u2026 Robin Lehner stopped 26 of 27 shots and Corey Cowick scored the game-winner as the Binghamton Senators defeated the Rochester Americans by a 2-1 count in front of 8,514 fans Saturday at The Blue Cross Arena.

(Rochester, NY)… Robin Lehner stopped 26 of 27 shots and Corey Cowick scored the game-winner as the Binghamton Senators defeated the Rochester Americans by a 2-1 count in front of 8,514 fans Saturday at The Blue Cross Arena.

Tonight’s game marked the fifth of eight meetings between the intrastate rivals as Binghamton improved to 4-0-0-1 against the Amerks this season, having claimed nine of 10 points throughout the season series thus far.

The loss snaps Rochester’s three-game home win streak and drops the Amerks to 15-12-2-1 on the season.

Marcus Foligno potted the lone goal for the Amerks, extending his current point streak to three games, while David Leggio turned away 27 shots in the loss, snapping a personal three-game winning streak.

Derek Grant and Cowick provided the offense for the B-Sens in front of a solid performance from Lehner, who picked up his second straight win and 12th of the campaign.

Binghamton set the tone early with a pair of goals just 1:42 apart to jump out to a 2-0 lead before the game was even six minutes old. Scoring first for the Senators was Grant, who grabbed a loose puck in the neutral zone and ripped a slap-shot from the top of the left circle that was deflected on its way to the top corner to put the B-Sens ahead 1-0. The unassisted goal was Grant’s ninth of the season.

The Senators upped their lead less than two minutes later as Cowick slammed home Hugh Jessiman’s rebound to make it a 2-0 game. Leggio turned aside Jessiman’s initial bid off a two-on-one rush, but the rebound made its way to Cowick, who was trailing the play, and he made good on the second opportunity, beating the sprawled Leggio to give his team a two-goal cushion heading into the first intermission. Chris Wideman would also earn an assist on Cowick’s third of the season, which would ultimately prove to be the game-winner.

Rochester pulled within a goal midway through the middle frame when a defensive breakdown led to Foligno’s 10th goal of the season. Brian Flynn was in pursuit of a Cody Hodgson dump-in deep behind the Binghamton net, but Lehner left his crease in an effort to gain possession and ward off the attacking Flynn. Lehner, however, would misplay the puck, causing him to stumble behind his cage, while Flynn continued on and found a wide-open Joe Finley at the left point. Recognizing the B-Sens’ netminder was still out of position, Finley released a quick shot toward the low slot, where a passing Foligno redirected it into the vacated net to cut the Amerks’ deficit in half.

The goal gives Foligno points in each of his last three games, including a pair of tallies in that span, while he becomes the second Amerk player this season to reach the 10-goal mark.

The Amerks will bring the 2012 calendar year to a close on Monday, Dec. 31 as they host the Hamilton Bulldogs in a special New Year’s Eve matinee at The Blue Cross Arena. The contest is slated for 3:05 p.m. and will be carried live 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