|FINAL | 2017-18 Season, Game 28 | Saturday December 16, 2017
Floyd L. Maines Veterans Memorial Arena, Binghamton, NY
Forward lines and defense pairings:
McCormick – O’Brien – Gagne
DiDomenico – Chlapik – Rodewald
Kelly – White – Blunden
Perron – Reinhart – Randell
Harpur – Burgdoerfer
Englund – Erkamps
Lajoie – Murray
Scratches: Patrick Sieloff, Christian Jaros, Vincent Dunn, Ethan Werek, Andrew Hammond
Injured Reserve: Kyle Flanagan, Ben Sexton
After a tough loss Friday night at the hands of the Manitoba Moose, the Belleville Senators got right back to work Saturday night for a date with the Devils in Binghamton. The two teams played just days earlier in Belleville, in what was a penalty filled affair with tempers boiling over.
The opening period was mostly uneventful. The teams exchanged power play opportunities, with both sides having two each in the first, but nothing came of them. The best chance of the period went to John Quenneville who was robbed by Chris Driedger, who went post-to-post to deny him. The teams were scoreless after 20 minutes of play.
After an uneventful first period, the second brought a pair of goals. The first was scored by Binghamton and it was Michael Latta scoring off a feed from Tim Kennedy after Macoy Erkamps got his stick stuck in the boards. But before the period was out, the Senators equalized. It was Gabriel Gagne scoring his second in as many games, banking the puck off Ken Appleby from behind the net to make it 1-1. Through two periods, the teams were tied at one.
In the third period, the floodgates opened. Just three minutes into the frame, Austin Cangelosi scored on the power play to give the Devils the lead. Later in the period with just six minutes remaining in the game, Max Reinhart scored off a feed from Andreas Englund to tie it back up 2-2.
But then, like the night before, the Senators collapsed. 20 seconds after the Reinhart goal, Viktor Loov scored to restore the lead. Then just 18 seconds after that, Blake Speers scored to double the Binghamton lead. Kevin Rooney put the game away with a short-handed breakaway goal to make it 5-2.
For the second night in a row, the Senators had a complete collapse in the third period. They allowed four unanswered Friday against Manitoba and three unanswered against Binghamton. Belleville has a few days off to rebound from these tough losses, they will be in Rochester on Wednesday for a battle with the Americans.
|1 for 5||Power Play||1 for 4|
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