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B-Sens Squander Lead in 2-1 Loss to Phantoms

January 27, 2017 - American Hockey League (AHL) - Binghamton Senators News Release

BINGHAMTON, NY. - The Binghamton Senators surrendered a third period lead in a 2-1 loss to the visiting Lehigh Valley Phantoms on Friday night at Floyd L. Maines Veterans Memorial Arena.

After no scoring in the first period, the B-Sens got on the board first after Jason Akeson knocked home his fifth goal of the year during a power-play chance. Akeson picked up a puck following a blocked shot on a Binghamton 5-on-3 advantage and brought it to the slot. The forward let his shot rip past a Phantoms defender and Alex Lyon with assists from Phil Varone and Francis Perron at the 15:51 mark. Binghamton held a 1-0 lead into the final frame but trailed in shots 27-25.

The Phantoms rallied in the third period to score two unanswered goals and take the game 2-1. The first Phantoms goal came from Jordan Weal after he caught the puck from the right faceoff circle, brought it across the crease and sent a backhanded shot past Chris Driedger to tie the game 1-1. Danick Martel and Reece Wilcox picked up the assists on Weal's 15th goal of the year.

Nicolas Aube-Kubel scored the go-ahead goal with less than five minutes to play to secure the win. Aube-Kubel skated the puck down the right side and fired a shot from the goal line that banked off Driedger and into the net with 5:05 left in the game.

Despite outshooting Lehigh Valley 17-5 in the third period and 42-32 overall, Binghamton lost its second game in a row. Driedger finished the night with 30 saves while Lyon had 41 stops to earn the win.

The Binghamton Senators are back on home ice tomorrow, Saturday, January 28, for a 7:05 p.m. puck drop against the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins. All Pennsylvania residents can receive a discounted ticket HERE. Fans can purchase tickets by calling the B-Sens Executive Office starting at 8:00 a.m. until the second intermission or visiting the office on the third floor of the Arena. Fans can tune in on U.S. Country 96.9 FM, 680 AM, iHeartRadio's website and mobile app, and AHL Live.   

For more information on tickets, including pricing and location, visit www.binghamtonsenators.com or call the Senators front office at 607-722-SENS(7367). 

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