Binghamton (WBNG BINGHAMTON) Often after an important game, the question is asked: when did momentum shift; when did the tide turn? For the Binghamton Senators, that point in game two of their first round Calder Cup playoff series came late in the second period.
Trailing 3-1 to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton and looking at a two-games-to-none deficit in their first round series, the B-Sens took a collective breath, then scored the last 3 goals of the game.
It was like the team found the right button to press, to paraphrase head coach Luke Richardson.
"We really started going to the net hard; we started to engage with them physically; we started to find our legs again," Richardson said after the game. "[Then] with that first shift in the third period, that was huge for us. That really gave us some momentum to fight and claw our way to this victory."
"It was 3-1 and we were like, 'We need that one; we need that win.' Everyone was into it, and I think when everyone is into it, with the talent we have, I think we can do anything," said Stephane Da Costa, who scored the game-winning goal over 11 minutes into overtime.
After trailing 3-1, the Sens held Wilkes-Barre scoreless over the last 38 minutes of game time.
Game three is set for Wednesday night in Wilkes-Barre.