|FINAL | 2017-18 Season, Game 58 | Tuesday February 27, 2018
Yardmen Arena, Belleville, ON
Forward lines and defense pairings:
Moutrey – Paul – Gagne
Selleck – White – Sexton
Ciampini – Chlapik – Blunden
Werek – Reinhart – Rodewald
Englund – Lajoie
Sieloff – Pokka
Murray – Erkamps
Scratches: Tyler Randell, Andrew Hammond
Injured Reserve: Christian Jaros, Francis Perron, Kyle Flanagan
The Belleville Senators got back to work with a rare Tuesday night game when they hosted the Binghamton Devils. The Senators came into the game on a four-game losing streak after a loss to the Laval Rocket in their last game. Belleville were looking to get back in the win column but the Devils have been a thorn in the Senators side this season.
The first period had a good pace in the early going. The Senators were on the attack for most of the period, generating some good chances off the rush. But despite that, the Devils were the ones who opened the scoring. It was Nick Lappin who beat Danny Taylor with a well-placed wrist shot to make it 1-0 for Binghamton. Though Belleville were down by one after 20 minutes, they played a strong opening frame.
In the second period, the Senators kept the pressure on the Devils and it paid off early in the frame. Just over five minutes into the second, Filip Chlapik beat Cory Schneider with a one-timer off a nice pass from Max Lajoie to even the score. But the Devils scored agian before the period was out. After Eric Selleck got the extra penalty in a fight with Brandon Baddock, the Devils headed to the man advantage. Christoph Bertschy scored to restore the Binghamton lead. After two periods, the Devils led 2-1.
The third period was all Devils. Through two periods, the Senators were the team doing most of the attacking even if the scoreboard did not represent that, but in the third period, Binghamton turned it around. Michael Kapla scored with an absolute blast to double the Devils lead just over seven minutes into the third. Blake Pietila sealed the deal with an empty-netter to make it 4-1.
The Senators dropped their fifth in a row with this loss. While they have not played overly well in this recent stretch, this particular losing streak has not been like the other ones the Senators have had this season. In this game, they outplayed the Devils for 40 minutes but could not equalize in the third. Belleville return to action Friday when they visit the Utica Comets looking to end their losing streak at five games.
▲ Filip Chlapik, Max Lajoie
▼ Eric Selleck
|0 for 1||Power Play||1 for 1|
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