Four second-period Goals-against Doom Pack in BinghamtonNov 19, 2016
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A four-goal second period carried the Binghamton Senators to a 6-3 win over the Wolf Pack Saturday night at the Floyd L. Maines Veterans Memorial Arena in Binghamton, NY.
Marek Hrivik and Tanner Glass had a goal and an assist each for the Wolf Pack, but Francis Perron scored twice for Binghamton, Jack Rodewald had a goal and two assists, and Kyle Flanagan chipped in three assists.
“We’ve got to find a way to come out of our own zone cleaner,” said Glass of the Wolf Pack’s second-period difficulties. “We had the puck in full possession a few times there and were not making the good first pass that it takes to come out cleanly, especially against a team that was forechecking the way they were.”
The Senators got on the scoreboard first, with Zack Stortini scoring on a deflection at the 5:46 mark of the first period. Fredrik Claesson slapped a shot from the left point and Stortini, headed up the middle, tipped it through Wolf Pack starting goaltender Brandon Halverson.
The Wolf Pack would get the next two, however, and tied the game just nine seconds into their first power play of the game.
After Stortini was sent off for high-sticking at 12:59, Hrivik took a Steven Kampfer pass, moved to the top of the left-wing circle and blasted a shot past the stick side of Binghamton goaltender Chris Driedger (24 saves), who was screened by Nicklas Jensen, at 13:08.
Then, at 18:28, Mat Bodie would give the Wolf Pack a 2-1 lead with his second goal of the season. Boo Nieves and Glass would combine to work the puck out of the right-wing corner to Bodie, and he moved along the blue line before unloading a slap shot past Driedger from the left point.
The second period would be a disaster for the Wolf Pack, though, starting with a goal by Chris Carlisle that tied the score at 2:31. Carlisle’s shot from the right point got by Halverson, who had pressure coming from his left.
Perron would score the next two goals of the game, connecting first at 6:30. Perron took a pass from Flanagan and moved to the top of the right circle, and his hard shot went into the top corner on Halverson’s stick side.
Perron tallied from nearly the same spot 2:27 later, at 8:57. Again it was Flanagan setting up Perron, who fired from the right side of the slot for a 4-2 Senator lead.
The Senator power play then made it a three-goal Binghamton advantage at 11:35, with Chris Summers in the penalty box for hooking. Halverson stopped a Mike Blunden shot from the left circle but couldn’t’ control the rebound, and Rodewald buried it to make the score 5-2.
That goal ended the night for Halverson, who made 13 saves, and brought on Magnus Hellberg, who would stop all nine shots he would face the rest of the way.
It stayed 5-2 until the 17:26 mark of the third period, when Glass scored with Hellberg pulled for an extra attacker. Hrivik won a faceoff to Driedger’s right, Jensen sent the puck toward the net from the boards, and Glass, stationed in the goal mouth, deflected it past Driedger.
The Wolf Pack got Hellberg to the bench again moments later, but this time it was the Senators who scored, with Casey Bailey and Blunden breaking 2-on-0 and Bailey icing the game with an easy finish into the empty net with 48.2 seconds remaining.
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Hartford Wolf Pack 3 at Binghamton Senators 6
Saturday, November 19, 2016 - Floyd L. Maines Veterans Memorial Arena
Hartford 2 0 1 - 3
Binghamton 1 4 1 - 6
1st Period-1, Binghamton, Stortini 2 (Claesson), 5:46. 2, Hartford, Hrivik 7 (Kampfer, Gilmour), 13:08 (PP). 3, Hartford, Bodie 2 (Nieves, Glass), 18:28. Penalties-Nieves Hfd (hooking), 7:24; Stortini Bng (high-sticking), 12:59.
2nd Period-4, Binghamton, Carlisle 1 (Flanagan, Rodewald), 2:31. 5, Binghamton, Perron 3 (Flanagan), 6:30. 6, Binghamton, Perron 4 (Flanagan, Rodewald), 8:57. 7, Binghamton, Rodewald 2 (Blunden, Varone), 11:35 (PP). Penalties-Summers Hfd (hooking), 10:44.
3rd Period-8, Hartford, Glass 5 (Jensen, Hrivik), 17:26. 9, Binghamton, Bailey 6 (Blunden, Varone), 19:12 (EN). Penalties-Rupert Bng (hooking), 4:42.
Shots on Goal-Hartford 5-10-12-27. Binghamton 9-10-9-28.
Power Play Opportunities-Hartford 1 / 2; Binghamton 1 / 2.
Goalies-Hartford, Halverson 1-2-0 (18 shots-13 saves); Hellberg 3-3-2 (9 shots-9 saves). Binghamton, Driedger 3-2-1 (27 shots-24 saves).
Referees-Chris Brown (86).
Linesmen-Jim Harper (59), Jud Ritter (34).