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B-Sens forget to take Robitussin, cough up another two goal lead

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BINGHAMTON, N.Y. – The Binghamton Senators fell 4-3 after the visiting Springfield Falcons rallied with three power-play strikes in the final frame.

Max McCormick opened the scoring with his first of two goals on the night 10:34 into the first period. Falcons’ netminder Nicklas Treutle made the initial save but McCormick pushed the rebound in for his third goal of the year. Springfield evened the score just over a minute later after Greg Carey scored his first of two goals on the evening to send the teams to the first intermission tied 1-1.

The B-Sens increased the lead to 2-1 with their league-leading fifth shorthanded goal of the year 2:42 into the middle frame. Following a save by Chris Driedger, the puck took a fortuitous bounce for the B-Sens putting David Dziurzynski and McCormick on a short-handed 2-on-1 breakaway. Dziurzynski sent a great drop pass to McCormick who was trailing the rush and one-timed the puck past Treutle for his second score of the night. Binghamton took the 2-1 lead into the final break outshooting the Falcons 12-10 in the period.

Cole Schneider increased the B-Sens lead to 3-1 less than 30 seconds into the third with his team-leading seventh goal of the year off assist from Colin Greening and Patrick Mullen. Three straight power-play strikes from the visitors over eight minutes proved to be the difference maker. Carey notched his second of the night 2:51 into the period on the man advantage before Jordan Szwarz beat Driedger less than one minute later. Craig Cunningham wristed home the game winner with less than 10 minutes to play in regulation to give the visitors the 4-3 win.

Driedger stopped 30 of 34 shots faced while Treutle ended the night with 30 saves on 33 shots faced.

The B-Sens are back in action Friday, November 20, when they host the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins at 7:05p.m. Limited tickets are available, so fans are encouraged to call the B-Sens Executive Office Monday-Thursday from 9:00a.m. to 5:30p.m. and Game Day starting at 8:00a.m.

(Courtesy: Binghamton Senators)