Articles: B-Sens Even Series With OT Thriller
April 26, 2014
Posted by: Bob Howard
|April 26, 2014 - Binghamton Senators
BINGHAMTON, NY – The Binghamton Senators
evened the series against the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins
with a 4-3 OT win Saturday night. Stephane Da Costa notched
his second of two goals 11:07 into the overtime period to
complete the B-Sens comeback and send series to Wilkes-Barre
Chuck Kobasew scored 4:51 into the opening period to give
the Penguins the early 1-0 lead.
|Da Costa scored two goals including the game winner.
Just past the nine
minute mark of the frame, Chris Wideman ripped a shot from
the high slot on the power play to even the score 1-1.
Wilkes-Barre/Scranton retook the lead less than two
minutes later when Tom Kostopoulos buried a feed from Mike
Carman to take the 2-1 lead into the first intermission.
The Penguins built their lead to 3-1 less than 2 minutes
into the second period when Carman slapped home a puck that
took an awkward bounce behind the B-Sens net. The puck was
sent around the end boards which then caught a referee’s
skate and careened to the left of Andrew Hammond. Hammond
never saw the puck and Carman lifted it into the open net.
Da Costa scored Binghamton’s second power-play goal of
the night 16:34 into the second to cut the Penguins lead to
3-2 heading into the locker room.
momentum carried over into the final period of regulation as
Mark Stone evened the score at 3-3 just 23 seconds in.
After skating to a stalemate the rest of regulation, the
game went to overtime for the second time in as many nights.
Each team garnered great scoring opportunities, but Da
Costa’s shot from the right wing circle was the lone puck to
find the back of the net giving the hosts the overtime
Stone scored a goal and three assists to go
along with Da Costa’s pair to lead the B-Sens offensively.
Hammond stopped 23 of 26 shots faced for his first
professional playoff victory. Peter Mannino turned aside 24
of 28 in a losing effort.
Games 3 and 4 will be
played at the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins home in the
Mohegan Sun Arena. Fans can purchase tickets for the games
in Wilkes-Barre by calling (570) 208-7367.
needed, the B-Sens will return home to host Game 5 on
Monday, May 5, at 7:05p.m. Ticket information will be
released next week.
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