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Dzingel nets OT winner as B-Sens beat Crunch for first time this season

BINGHAMTON, N.Y. – The Binghamton Senators defeated the Syracuse Crunch 4-3 in overtime on home ice with eight B-Sens players notching points. Ryan Dzingel led the offense with one goal and one assist while Eric O’Dell picked up two assists.

Mike Angelidis opened the scoring 6:46 into the first period when he snuck a wrist shot past Scott Greenham for his fourth goal of the year. With less than three minutes to play in the period, the B-Sens evened the score 1-1 when Matt Puempel took a centering feed from Dzingel and beat Kristers Gudlevskis for his 13th marker of the year. The teams skated to the first intermission tied 1-1 with Binghamton holding the 14-10 edge in shots on goal.

The teams traded tallies over the second period with Syracuse regaining the lead 2:04 into the second off a goal from Tanner Richard. The B-Sens evened the score 2-2 on the power play 8:43 into the frame when Nick Paul sent a slap shot from the point that caught a Crunch defender before it snuck past Gudlevskis. Syracuse held a 15-10 advantage in shots on goal while the teams headed to the final break tied 2-2.

Binghamton grabbed their first lead of the night 12:16 into the final period of regulation when Buddy Robinson popped home a rebound off a shot from O’Dell. The host’s lead didn’t last long as Philippe Paradis redirected a shot past Greenham with less than five minutes to play to force overtime.

Following multiple breakaway attempts for each team to begin the 3-on-3 overtime period, Dzingel beat Gudlevskis off a great feed from O’Dell to give the B-Sens the win.

Greenham stopped 31 of 34 shots faced to earn his second straight win in as many starts while Gudlevskis surrendered four goals on 35 shots faced in the loss.

The B-Sens have a home-and-home series against the Rochester Americans this weekend beginning up in Amerks town on Friday, January 15, before returning to home ice Saturday, January 16, with both games set for 7:05p.m. Fans can purchase tickets by calling the B-Sens Executive Office Thursday and Friday from 9:00a.m. – 5:30p.m. or Saturday from 8:00a.m. to the game’s second intermission. Tickets can also be purchased through the Arena Box Office and all Ticketmaster outlets during normal business hours, by visiting www.ticketmaster.com or at 1-800-745-3000. Fans can listen to the away game on US 96.9FM, WINR 680AM or on the iHeart Radio app.

(Courtesy: Binghamton Senators)