B-Sens Blank Crunch In Syracuse

By wbng sports

B-Sens Blank Crunch In Syracuse

January 25, 2013 Updated Jan 25, 2013 at 11:41 PM EST

Syracuse, NY (WBNG Binghamton)

The Binghamton Senators beat the Eastern Division rival Syracuse Crunch tonight, 1-0, in a goaltender dual ending in shootout fashion. Robin Lehner made 40 saves through regulation and overtime while Stephane Da Costa scored the lone shootout goal to help the B-Sens earn the extra point, keeping them in first place overall in the division and providing a two-point cushion between them and the second place Crunch.

After sixty scoreless minutes of hockey in which the Crunch outshot the B-Sens, 37-25, the two squads headed to overtime for the second time in the season series and ultimately to a shoot out.

The scoreless tie would finally be broken as Da Costa scored the game’s only goal in the third round of the shootout beating Dustin Tokarski to help the B-Sens snap a two-game skid. It was also Binghamton’s first shootout win of the season.

Lehner recorded his second shutout of the season for the B-Sens as he was perfect on all 40 shots he faced and stonewalled all five Crunch players faced in the shootout. Tokarski came away with the loss despite also earning a shutout by making 27 saves and stopping three of four B-Sens in the shootout.

The B-Sens return home tomorrow as they host the Hershey Bears at 7:05 p.m. Tickets are $19 for side seating and $18 for end seating.

To submit a comment on this article, your email address is required. We respect your privacy and your email will not be visible to others nor will it be added to any email lists.