WILKES-BARRE, PA (WBNG BINGHAMTON) The B-Sens fell 2-1 in Wilkes-Barre tonight in a battle for sole possession of first place in the East Division. Scott Harrington scored the go-ahead goal 8:14 into the final period for the Penguins lone lead of the night to give the hosts the victory and a guaranteed spot in the 2014 Calder Cup Playoffs.
Binghamton survived Wilkes-Barre’s early five-on-three man advantage before taking a 1-0 advantage into the first intermission. Ryan Dzingel scored his first professional goal at the 19:13 mark of the period when he successfully pushed home a rebound from his own shot past Penguins goaltender Peter Mannino. Andrew Hammond stopped all eight Wilkes-Barre scoring chances in the opening 20 minutes of play.
Second period possession leaned in Binghamton’s favor for the majority of the stanza as they appeared to be headed to the final period leading 1-0. However, despite the B-Sens holding a late man advantage, the Penguins tied the game 1-1 with 16 seconds remaining in the period on a goal from Carter Rowney.
Wilkes-Barre managed to score on just their second shot of the third period when Scott Harrington completed a 3-on-1 rush at 8:14 of the final frame. Mannino stood tall in net for Wilkes-Barre as they carried the strong defensive effort to a 2-1 win while clinching a berth in the 2014 Calder Cup Playoffs.
Both the Penguins and B-Sens ended the night 0 for 5 on the power-play. Hammond turned aside 15 of 17 shots faced while Mannino stopped 15 of 16.
The B-Sens travel to Hershey Sunday for a 5:00 p.m. matchup versus the Bears.
(Courtesy: Binghamton Senators)