WBS holds 44-15 shot advantage in loss
BINGHAMTON, N.Y. – The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins fired 44 shots on Binghamton goalie Robin Lehner, but it was the Senators prevailing, 3-1, at Broome County Veterans Memorial Arena.
The Penguins enjoyed a 1-0 lead in the first period when Beau Bennett led a rush and picked a corner on Lehner at 8:21 for his sixth goal of the season.
The Senators came back to even the score with 3:30 remaining until the intermission as Derek Grant was left alone in front of the Penguins net and tapped a backdoor feed from Mark Stone past Jeff Zatkoff.
With the game knotted at one in the second period and the Senators skating on a two-man advantage, Binghamton took its first lead when Mike Hoffman buried Stephane Da Costa’s cross-ice pass at 11:19.
Hugh Jessiman would provide an insurance goal six minutes into the third with a long wrist shot through traffic that found the back of the net.
The Penguins were not without their opportunities, having nine power plays in the game including two separate 5-on-3 advantages.
Lehner continued his stellar play this season against Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, finishing the game with 43 saves and allowing only his fifth goal in four starts versus the Penguins.
Zatkoff’s record fell to 11-11-0 as he made 12 saves on the night.
The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins return home to take on the Worcester Sharks on Saturday, Jan. 5 at 7:05PM. It is Pink in the Rink Night on Saturday in association with the American Cancer Society. Fans can purchase a special package which includes a ticket to the game and a Penguins hat - plus we'll donate $4 from every package purchased back to the American Cancer Society and their MAKING STRIDES AGAINST BREAST CANCER efforts.
To get your special ACS ticket package, contact the Penguins directly at 570-970-3607.
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