Wideman's OT Strike Lifts B-Sens Past Crunch
SYRACUSE, N.Y. - The Binghamton Senators grabbed a 3-2 overtime win in Syracuse to beat the Crunch despite being outshot 41-32.
Shane Prince opened the scoring for the night with his team-leading 24th goal of the season off a faceoff 4:05 into the first period. Syracuse answered a little over eight minutes later when Mike Angelidis put home his 20th goal of the year over rookie goaltender Chris Driedger. Carter Camper broke the 1-1 tie at the 17:53 mark after taking a feed from Cole Schneider on the boards and beating Kristers Gudlevskis. The B-Sens took the 2-1 lead to the locker room with the shots tied at 12.
Ryan Martindale tied the game up for the Crunch less than two minutes into the second period following a turnover by Binghamton's defense. The teams went through the remainder of the second and the third periods held at a tied 2-2 score with the Crunch leading in shots 37-29 throughout regulation to force overtime.
Despite beginning the extra time shorthanded, Binghamton managed to kill off the residual power-play time left over from a Max McCormick hooking call at the end of regulation to return to full strength. Following a strong stop by Driedger, the B-Sens sent a fast-break up the ice where Chris Wideman took a feed from Ryan Dzingel to bury the game-winning goal at 3:06 and give the B-Sens the win.
Driedger stopped 39 of 41 shots faced to move to 3-0-0 for the season while Gudlevskis had 29 saves in the losing effort.
Binghamton will be on home ice again Friday, April 3, as they host the Lehigh Valley Phantoms at 7:05p.m. Tickets are available by calling the Binghamton Senators Executive Office at (607) 722-7367 from 9:00a.m. to 5:30p.m. on Thursday and 8:00a.m. through the second intermission Friday. Fans can also purchase tickets through the Floyd L. Maines Veterans Memorial Arena Box Office and all Ticketmaster outlets during normal business hours by visiting www.ticketmaster.com or at 1-800-745-3000.
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