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B-Sens continue to struggle in loss to Penguins

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BINGHAMTON, N.Y. – Dominik Uher notched a pair of first period goals to help the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins defeat the visiting Binghamton Senators 4-1 Wednesday night.

Uher scored the game’s first tally 2:31 into the first period when he skated down the left side of Binghamton ’s goaltender Scott Greenham and wristed a shot from a tough angle to the back of the net for his sixth tally of the season. The Penguins made it 2-0 with Uher’s second of the game less than six minutes later when the forward sent a wrist shot from the right wing faceoff circle past Greenham. Wilkes-Barre/Scranton outshot Binghamton 16-12 in the first 20 minutes to take the two-goal advantage into the intermission break.

Conor Sheary made it 3-0 with a power-play goal just 3:32 into the second off assists from Tom Kostopoulos and Scott Wilson. Binghamton managed to cut the host’s lead to 3-1 with less than four minutes to play when Aaron Johnson jumped a pass in the neutral zone and beat the Penguin’s Jeff Zatkoff for his first goal in the last 43 games played for the Binghamton captain. The teams traded nine shots each in the middle frame as the Penguins went into the final break with a 3-1 lead.

Binghamton failed to maintain pressure in Wilkes-Barre/Scranton’s zone through the final 20 minutes of play recording just six shots on goal in the period. Bobby Farnham put the game out of reach for the B-Sens with less than three minutes to play in regulation as he completed a 2-on-1 rush with Matia Marcantuoni to push the final score to 4-1.

Greenham finished the night with 27 saves on 31 shots to fall to 7-6-2 on the season.

The B-Sens travel to Lehigh Valley on Friday, February 13, for a 7:05p.m. matchup versus the Phantoms. From there Binghamton will play the Toronto Marlies at the Canadian Tire Centre in Ottawa at 3:00p.m. on Sunday, February 15, followed by a trip to Toronto to face the Marlies at 1:00p.m. on Monday. Tickets for the B-Sens game in Ottawa are available by calling 1-877-788-FANS or online at www.capitaltickets.ca.

(Courtesy: Binghamton Senators)