For the second straight night, the Binghamton Senators defeated the Hamilton Bulldogs in American Hockey League play. The 5-3 setback was witnessed by a crowd of 14,446 at the Bell Centre in Montreal, home of the Bulldogs’ parents, the National Hockey league’s Montreal Canadiens. The contest was considered a home game for Hamilton.
The Senators, farm team of the NHL’s Ottawa Senators, had too much “power” as they scored four power-play goals.
Binghamton opened the scoring while on the power play at 12:14 of the first frame when Denis Hamel beat goalie Marc Denis. But Hamilton took control of the game, briefly, when Yannick Weber recorded two goals one minute and eight seconds apart in the second stanza to give Hamilton a 2-1 lead. Weber earned a power-play marker at 1:24 when Kyle Chipchura sent a pass to Weber, who one-timed the puck into the top corner of the net. Yanick Lehoux also earned an assist on the play. Weber earned his second goal after he blasted a slapshot over the blocker of Binghamton goaltender Brian Elliott.
Binghamton regained their lead with two goals in the period. Derek Smith fired a shot towards the net that was redirected off the foot of Danny Bois and past Denis at 6:54. Josh Hennessy hammered a shot that bounced off the back boards and onto the stick of Mattias Karlsson, who caught Denis in transition and shot the puck into the net at 17:36.
Just 36 seconds into the final frame, the Senators went ahead 4-2 on a goal by Ilya Zubov.
Max Pacioretty added Hamilton’s third goal at 14:09 of the final frame. The B-Sens sealed the win with a goal at 15:23 from Hennessy.
Hamilton’s record is now 14-7-1, good enough for a share of second place in the Western Conference’s North Division.
The ‘Dogs return to action on Thursday (Dec. 4), when they host the Milwaukee Admirals for a 7:30 p.m. game at Copps Coliseum.