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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 TBL 50 31 15 4 163 132 66
2 MTL 47 31 13 3 127 108 65
3 NYI 48 32 15 1 157 135 65
4 DET 49 28 12 9 145 128 65
5 PIT 48 27 13 8 143 124 62
6 WSH 48 25 14 9 144 124 59
7 BOS 49 26 16 7 131 123 59
8 NYR 46 27 15 4 135 111 58
9 FLA 46 21 15 10 114 129 52
10 PHI 50 21 22 7 139 151 49
11 TOR 50 22 24 4 144 155 48
12 OTT 47 19 19 9 129 134 47
13 CBJ 47 21 23 3 119 148 45
14 NJD 48 18 22 8 109 135 44
15 CAR 47 17 25 5 102 122 39
16 BUF 49 14 32 3 92 174 31

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Tavares 48 23 25 -1 48
K. Okposo 46 14 30 -2 44
R. Strome 48 9 25 16 34
B. Nelson 48 15 15 5 30
F. Nielsen 48 9 17 4 26
J. Boychuk 38 4 21 16 25
J. Bailey 36 8 14 7 22
N. Leddy 48 7 14 14 21
N. Kulemin 48 11 9 0 20
A. Lee 42 13 5 6 18
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
J. Halak 26 10 0 .912 2.42
C. Johnson 6 5 0 .870 3.38

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