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Senators 6, Sound Tigers 1

Brandon DeFazio nets lone Sound Tigers goal in third straight loss

Saturday, 11.24.2012 / 9:55 PM / News
By Jamie Palatini
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Senators 6, Sound Tigers 1
Brandon DeFazio nets lone Sound Tigers goal in third straight loss

BINGHAMTON, N.Y. (Nov. 24, 2012) – Binghamton’s Cole Schneider and Eric Gryba each scored their first two goals of the 2012-13 season as the Senators defeated the Bridgeport Sound Tigers 6-1 at the Broome County Veterans Memorial Arena on Saturday night. With the win, the Senators improve to 10-4-1-1. The Sound Tigers have lost three straight games and fall to 10-7-0-0.

For the second straight night, the Sound Tigers found themselves behind by two goals in the first period. Eric Gryba fired a point shot 2:39 into the game that deflected off of Kevin Poulin’s blocker and into the net for his first goal of the season to give Binghamton an early 1-0 lead. The Senators doubled their lead with 1:17 left in the second period when Schneider backhanded a rebound past Poulin for his first goal of the night.

Binghamton pushed its lead to three 2:50 into the middle frame when Derek Grant one-timed a shot from the slot through Poulin’s legs. The Senators took a 4-0 lead with a power play goal midway through the period, as Andre Benoit gathered his own rebound off of a one-time shot with 11:24 left in the second period.

Poulin was then pulled in favor of Anders Nilsson after allowing four goals on 19 shots. Nilsson made two big saves on odd-man rushes soon after replacing Poulin, but the Senators struck again late in the period. Binghamton earned another odd-man rush after the Bridgeport defense was caught in the Senators zone, and Schneider fired a shot from the right circle through Nilsson’s legs for his second goal of the night.

The Senators increased their lead to six on the power play, as Gryba grabbed a loose puck between the faceoff circle and beat Nilsson for his second goal of the night 3:01 into the third period. Brandon DeFazio got the Sound Tigers on the scoreboard with six minutes left in regulation, sending a feed from Jason Clark over Lehner’s right shoulder for his sixth goal of the season.

The Sound Tigers return to action next Friday when they travel to Giant Center to face the Hershey Bears at 7:00 p.m.

Notes: The Sound Tigers saw their streak of consecutive games with a power play goal end at eight … Jason Clark’s assist was his second in as many games … The Sound Tigers have allowed at least five goals in three straight games … The Senators outshot the Sound Tigers 44-36.

Three Stars
1. BNG: Eric Gryba
2. BNG: Cole Schneider
3. BNG: Robin Lehner

Bridgeport Sound Tigers
Forwards
22 Nino Niederreiter – 29 Brock Nelson – 13 Colin McDonald
23 John Persson – 28 Johan Sundstrom – 24 David Ullstrom
42 Brandon DeFazio – 14 Matt Watkins – 16 Sean Backman
44 Brett Gallant – 72 Jason Clark – 20 Blair Riley

Defensemen
46 Matt Donovan – 25 Jordan Hill
27 Aaron Ness – 7 Jon Landry
8 Nathan McIver – 3 Travis Hamonic

Goaltenders
38 Kevin Poulin (starter)
45 Anders Nilsson

Binghamton Senators
Forwards
27 Mike Hoffman – 12 Pat Cannone – 33 Jakob Silfverberg
22 David Dziurzynski – 21 Derek Grant – 16 Mark Stone
18 Shane Prince – 20 Andre Petersson – 93 Mika Zibanejad
15 Cole Schneider – 10 Jean-Gabriel Pageau – 19 Hugh Jessiman

Defensemen
61 Andre Benoit – 17 Patrick Wiercioch
3 Frederik Claesson – 29 Tyler Eckford
5 Mark Borowiecki – 2 Eric Gryba

Goaltenders
40 Robin Lehner (starter)
30 Ben Bishop

SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 MTL 61 40 16 5 167 135 85
2 NYR 60 38 16 6 190 148 82
3 NYI 62 40 20 2 200 173 82
4 TBL 62 37 19 6 203 167 80
5 DET 60 34 15 11 176 156 79
6 PIT 61 35 17 9 176 152 79
7 WSH 62 33 19 10 184 156 76
8 BOS 60 29 22 9 158 158 67
9 FLA 61 26 22 13 145 172 65
10 PHI 62 26 25 11 164 181 63
11 OTT 59 26 23 10 167 161 62
12 NJD 61 25 27 9 137 161 59
13 CBJ 60 26 30 4 157 189 56
14 TOR 61 25 31 5 170 185 55
15 CAR 59 22 30 7 134 159 51
16 BUF 62 19 38 5 120 207 43

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Tavares 62 29 34 4 63
K. Okposo 46 14 30 -2 44
R. Strome 62 13 26 21 39
B. Nelson 62 17 19 6 36
F. Nielsen 62 11 25 11 36
A. Lee 56 20 12 12 32
J. Bailey 50 12 19 10 31
J. Boychuk 52 7 22 15 29
N. Leddy 62 8 17 14 25
T. Hamonic 52 4 19 16 23
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
J. Halak 32 13 0 .910 2.49
C. Johnson 8 7 1 .890 2.95

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