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B-Sens lose 4th straight with 6-3 loss to Sharks

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BINGHAMTON, N.Y. – The Binghamton Senators ’losing streak grew to four straight with a 6-3 loss to the Worcester Sharks Friday night at the DCU Center. Troy Grosenick stopped 24 of 27 shots faced while Willie Coetzee notched a goal and three assists to lead the Sharks to victory.

Coetzee opened the scoring 2:20 into the opening period on the first of three power-play goals from Worcester to give the hosts the 1-0 lead. Just over six minutes later Chris Tierney tallied his fourth goal of the season as he beat a sprawling Andrew Hammond to make it 2-0 with less than 12 minutes to play in the opening period. Binghamton managed to cut the deficit to 2-1 just 25 seconds later as David Dziurzynski alertly put home a puck that ricocheted off the end boards and onto his stick. However, the Sharks managed to restore its two-goal cushion at 11:15 when Daniil Tarasovbeat Hammond for his seventh of the year, giving Worcester the3-1 lead going into the first intermission break.

Darren Kramer once again cut the hosts lead to one as he pushed home his first goal of the year under the pads of Worcester’s Grosenick just over three minutes into the second. Ryan Carpenter put the hosts back on top by a pair 10:45 into the period when he took a feed from Travis Oleksuk to make it4-2. Despite being outshot 15-5 in the frame the B-Sens refused to quit. With Binghamton working the power play with less than two minutes to play in the second Matt Puempel redirected a shot from Shane Prince past Grosenick to cut the Sharks lead to 4-3 heading into the final intermission.

Worcester would outshoot the B-Sens 9-7 over the final 20minutes of play while adding two more goals to move the final score to 6-3 and push Binghamton’s record under .500 on the year.

The B-Sens conclude their three-game road trip tomorrow night when they visit the Manchester Monarchs at 7:00p.m. Fans can listen live on US96.9FM.

(Courtesy: Binghamton Senators Athletics)