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B-Sens offense stymied by Ice Caps

BINGHAMTON, NY  Binghamton played significantly better than Friday night but still came up empty, losing 1-0 in their second game in consecutive nights versus the St. Johns IceCaps. Eric ODell scored 11:41 into the opening period while Michael Hutchinson stopped all 42 shots from Binghamton for the shutout victory.

Binghamton outshot the host IceCaps 17-8 through the opening 20 minutes of play however St. Johns carried a 1-0 lead to the locker room. ODell beat Hammond at 11:41 of the opening period for his 15th goal of the season giving the IceCaps the one goal advantage heading into the first intermission.

Second period action skated to a stalemate following both Binghamton and St. Johns registering 10 shots on goal while Hammond and Michael Hutchinson stonewalled all chances sent their way. With the scoreless period the IceCaps carried the 1-0 lead into the final period of regulation.

Despite more than doubling the IceCaps in shots through the final 20 minutes of play the B-Sens failed to find the back of the net. Hutchinson finished with 42 saves for his second shutout of the season in the 1-0 game. Binghamton finished 0 for 6 on the man advantage while St. Johns came up empty on all 7 power-play opportunities.

Binghamton returns home next Saturday to host the Utica Comets at 7:05p.m. Tickets for the game are available by calling the Binghamton Senators Executive Office at (607) 722-7367 or stopping in between 9:00a.m. and 5:30p.m. Fans can also purchase tickets through the Broome County Veterans Memorial Arena Box Office and all Ticketmaster outlets during normal business hours by visiting www.ticketmaster.com or at1-800-745-3000.

(Courtesy: Binghamton Senators)

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