|FINAL (SO) | 2017-18 Season, Game 47 | Friday February 2, 2018
Floyd L. Maines Veterans Memorial Arena, Binghamton, NY
Forward lines and defense pairings:
McCormick – O’Brien – Gagne
Paul – Chlapik – Rodewald
Werek – Sexton – Blunden
Flanagan – Reinhart – Randell
Sieloff – Harpur
Englund – Burgdoerfer
Corrin – Erkamps
Scratches: Chris Driedger, Andrew Hammond
Injured Reserve: Christian Jaros, Max Lajoie, Jordan Murray, Francis Perron
The Belleville Senators returned from the All-Star break Friday night when they visited the Binghamton Devils. Belleville were looking to start the unofficial second half of the season out strong and snap a four-game losing streak in the process.
The first period was a back and forth frame and it showed on the scoreboard. Though the Devils got on the board first, after Tim Kennedy deflected a Steven Santini point shot past Danny Taylor, the Senators got it back just over a minute later. After Eddie Lack slashed Jim O’Brien, Belleville found themselves on the man advantage. Nick Paul deflected home a Ben Harpur point shot to even the score. After one, the score was 1-1.
In the second period, there was a little controversy. It looked as though Gabriel Gagne had given Belleville their first lead of the night but it was immediately waved off. After a review, it was determined that Gagne interfered with Lack. Kurt Kleinendorst and the rest of the Senators were not impressed with the call after what looked to be minimal contact.
That call proved costly as the Devils came right back down the ice to score a goal. After a Kyle Flanagan cross-checking infraction, Jacob MacDonald restored the Devils lead. After 40 minutes of play, the Devils led the Senators 2-1.
But Belleville got it back in the third period. Just over three minutes into the frame, Macoy Erkamps fooled Lack with a shot from the point to even the score once again. The remainder of the third was rather uneventful, these teams needed extra time after being tied 2-2 after 60 minutes.
The overtime period was very entertaining. Kennedy had a glorious chance to put the game away when he stepped out of the box and found himself on a clear breakaway but Taylor stood tall. This game needed a shootout.
Ethan Werek scored the only goal in the shootout, winning the game for Belleville.
The Senators snapped their four-game losing streak and got off to a good start for the unofficial second half of the season, winning this one 3-2. They get right back to work tomorrow night when they visit the Bridgeport Sound Tigers.
▲ Danny Taylor, Macoy Erkamps, Ethan Werek
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