Senators Shock Penguins
Binghamton scores four in third for comeback win
BINGHAMTON, N.Y. – The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins took a 3-0 lead into the third period, but it was Binghamton Senators coming away with the 4-3 win at Broome County Veterans Memorial Arena after finding the back of the net four times in the final twenty minutes.
It took just 59 seconds at the beginning of the third for the Senators to whittle the Penguins’ three-goal cushion down to one. Jakob Silfverberg got Binghamton on the board at 3:52 when his shot from the bottom of the right circle knuckled off the arm of goalie Jeff Zatkoff and into the net.
Less than a minute later, with the Senators on the power play, Shane Prince blasted a slapshot just under the crossbar and, that quickly, the Penguins were clinging to a one-goal lead.
A failure to clear the defensive zone by the Penguins saw Binghamton defenseman Peter Wiercioch slide along the blueline and release a shot that Jean-Gabriel deflected past Zatkoff at 15:18.
Two minutes after Pageau’s game-tying goal, the Senators completed the comeback when Cole Schneider found Prince with a backdoor pass for his second goal of the match and the deciding tally. The loss extended Wilkes-Barre/Scranton’s winless streak to six games.
The Penguins got a jump on the home team with a strong first period and were able to first solve Senators goalie Robin Lehner at 5:49.
Defenseman Brian Dumoulin held in the puck at the left point and put a shot on net where Paul Thompson and Brian Gibbons each had a swipe at the rebound before Warren Peters swept it through the pads of Lehner.
Wilkes-Barre/Scranton went up 2-0 with 1:52 left until the intermission as Bobby Farnham raced down the far wing and drilled a snapshot to the top corner for his first AHL goal.
It was another Penguin picking up his first of the season with Philip Samuelsson making it a three-goal cushion for Wilkes-Barre/Scranton six minutes into the second period.
The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins next take the ice on Saturday, Dec. 22 to face the Syracuse Crunch at 7:30PM. Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins Holiday Hat Trick and Stocking Stuffer ticket packages are available now by contacting the Penguins directly at 570-208-7367.
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