B-Sens Power Play Shines in 5-0 Win over Rochester
BINGHAMTON, N.Y. - The Binghamton Senators power play came through three times to help deliver a 5-0 win over the Rochester Americans in the preseason finale Saturday night. Francis Perron and Michael Blunden each scored twice while Chris Driedger stopped all 26 shots faced at the Floyd L. Maines Veterans Memorial Arena.
Binghamton took the early lead when Andreas Englund sent a pass along the blue line to Macoy Erkamps. After receiving the pass, Erkamps fired a shot into traffic that deflected off a Rochester skate and by the right leg pad of goaltender Linus Ullmark for a 1-0 lead. Buddy Robinson and Englund had the assists on Erkamps' first of the preseason.
The B-Sens took a 2-0 lead after another deflection found the back of Rochester's net. Blunden deflected in a Guillaume Lepine shot from the left point with 13:36 remaining in the first with Chad Nehring picking up the secondary assist.
While on a two-man advantage, the B-Sens struck right away for a three-goal lead later in the first. Standing to the left of the goalie, Nick Paul sent a cross-crease pass to an awaiting Blunden who snapped in his second of the night. Michael Kostka had his first assist of the night sending the B-Sens to the locker room with a 3-0 lead.
Another power-play goal put the Senators ahead 4-0 with 4:56 left in the second period. Kostka sent a pass from the center point to the top of the right wing circle to Perron. As the puck arrived, Perron one-timed a shot that squeaked through the pads of Ullmark with Casey Bailey earning the secondary assist.
Kostka and Perron came through again on the power play to give the B-Sens a 5-0 lead late in the second period. Kostka sent a pass to the left side for Perron who let a shot go off the inside of the iron and into the net. Perron's goal was his second power-play tally of the evening and came with 2:21 left in the middle frame.
The teams were held scoreless in the final period giving the Binghamton Senators a preseason finale win.
Binghamton hosts its home opener next Saturday, October 15, against the Hershey Bears at 7:05 p.m.
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