Gerber Makes 26 Saves But B-Sens Lose

By Justin Horowitz

July 22, 2010 Updated Jan 18, 2009 at 12:44 AM EDT

BINGHAMTON, N.Y. – The Binghamton Senators saw their three-game winning streak snapped at the hands of the Bridgeport Sound Tigers on Saturday night at the Broome County Veterans Memorial Arena in a 3-1 defeat.

Bridgeport opened the night’s scoring two-and-half minutes into the first period when defenseman Andrew MacDonald skated to the blue line from the right wing circle and slapped a marker beneath the right arm of Binghamton goaltender Martin Gerber.

The B-Sens, though, answered back during a power play at 9:17 when defenseman Matt Carkner wristed a shot through traffic from the left circle following a textbook pass from right wing Ryan Shannon, who was positioned at top post and took a feed from Ilya Zubov, who was set at the right wing circle. The shot marked Carkner’s first power-play goal of the season and Shannon’s team-high 21st assist.

Five minutes later, however, Bridgeport took over the lead for good when left wing Jesse Joenssu tapped in the game-winning goal behind the left side of Gerber after the Sound Tigers crashed the creased toward the right side of the net, drawing out the goaltender.

After a scoreless but penalty-filled second period, Sound Tiger left wing Trevor Smith notched Bridgeport’s insurance goal just 1:33 seconds into the third period, knocking in a rebound top shelf off Junior Lessard’s shot near the right wing circle.

Shannon extended his assist streak to three games (0+5). The B-Sens penalty kill unit was a perfect 7/7 on the night.

Courtesy: Binghamton Senators

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