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Binghamton, N.Y. - The Binghamton Devils dropped their fourth game in a row Friday night, falling 3-2 to the Springfield Thunderbirds inside the Floyd L. Maines Veterans Arena.
Binghamton opened the scoring with 4:08 remaining in the first period after a wild sequence of events. With the Thunderbirds buzzing in the Devils zone, Evan Cormier made a few big saves, including a diving stop on the goal line. Following a scramble in the crease, Ryan Schmelzer collected the puck and sent it up ice to Nikita Popugaev, who then hit Eric Tangradi with a pass in stride. Tangradi entered the Springfield zone and fired a wrist shot from the circle, beating Chris Driedger for the 1-0 lead. Popugaev registered his first career point in the AHL on the play.
With just 4:37 remaining in regulation, the Thunderbirds took their first lead of the evening. Sebastian Repo wired home a wrist shot off of a set play on the face off to give Springfield a 3-2 lead.