B-Sens Beat Penguins on 40th Anniversary

By wbng sports

January 5, 2013 Updated Jan 5, 2013 at 12:38 AM EDT

Binghamton, NY (WBNG Binghamton) The Binghamton Senators won their fourth straight game and 20th overall Friday as they defeated the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins, 3-1.

The victory came on a very special night for the city of Binghamton the B-Sens celebrated 40 Years of Hockey with the community.

The Penguins opened the game’s scoring at 8:21 of the first frame. Forward Beau Bennett beat B-Sens goalie Robin Lehner with assists from Riley Holzapfel and Robert Bortuzzo. The B-Sens evened the score at one on Derek Grant’s eleventh goal of the season at 16:30. Mark Stone and David Dziurzynski were credited with the assists.

The B-Sens found another scoring opportunity during the second period as forward Mike Hoffman netted his eighth of the year. The goal was scored on a power play with helpers from Stephane Da Costa and Andre Benoit to give Binghamton the lead.

In the third, forward Hugh Jessiman, assisted by Corey Cowick and Chris Wideman, added to Binghamton’s tally at 6:04 to expand their lead to two. Jessiman’s insurance goal would seal the deal for the B-Sens as they beat the Penguins, 3-1.

Lehner earned his twelfth win of the season after facing 44 shots and making 43 saves. Jeff Zatkoff saved 12 of 15 shots, coming away with the loss for Wilkes-Barre/Scranton. The two teams will meet again on Wednesday, January 9, in Wilkes-Barre.

The B-Sens continue their weekend stretch with a two-game road trip, starting with a visit to the Hershey Bears tomorrow at 7 p.m. They will then face off against the Devils in Albany on Sunday at 4 p.m.