Senators over rule Bulldogs 4-1


bulldogsThe Binghamton Senators scored two goals 43 seconds apart in the second period and went on to take a 4-1 American Hockey League contest from the Hamilton Bulldogs at the Bell Centre in Montreal on Friday night (Feb. 21).

It was a scoreless, though feisty first period with Bulldogs defenceman Jarred Tinordi and Senators defenceman Mark Borowiecki setting the tone with a fight just 28 seconds into the game. It was one of two scraps in the opening 20 minutes.

Hamilton forward Nick Tarnasky got the ‘Dogs on the board first just over four minutes into the second period when he stripped a Senator of the puck at the defensive blue line, streaked into the offensive zone and snapped a shot past Binghamton goaltender Andrew Hammond. Tarnasky’s 11th goal of the season was unassisted.

Binghamton forward Jean-Gabriel Pageau replied at 15:00 of the second period.

Just 43 seconds later, the Sens gained the lead when forward Buddy Robinson ripped a shot past a sprawling Dustin Tokarski.

Andre Petersson extended Binghamton’s lead to 3-1 at 12:29 of the third period.

Senators forward Mike Hoffman added an empty netter with 1:58 remaining to seal the 4-1 victory.

Tokarski made 18 saves on 21 shots in the Bulldogs net in the loss. Hammond made 31 saves on 32 shots for the Senators in the win.

Hamilton’s next game is scheduled for Saturday (Feb. 22) in Rochester against the Americans.

Both teams went 0-for-3 on the power play.

Scoring Summary

1st Period:
No scoring

Penalties
BNG Borowiecki, 0:28 – Checking to the head, 2 min
BNG Borowiecki, 0:28 – Fighting, 5 min
HAM Tinordi, 0:28 – Roughing, 2 min
HAM Tinordi, 0:28 – Fighting, 5 min
BNG Robinson, 3:29 – Boarding, 2 min (PP)
BNG Kramer, 6:48 – Unsportsmanlike conduct, 2 min
BNG Kramer, 6:48 – Fighting, 5 min
HAM Tarnasky, 6:48 – Unsportsmanlike conduct, 2 min
HAM Tarnasky, 6:48 – Fighting, 5 min
HAM St. Pierre, 9:06 – Slashing, 2 min (PP)
BNG Borowiecki, 12:06 – Tripping, 2 min (PP)

2nd Period:
1. HAM – Nick Tarnasky – 11 – (Unassisted) – 4:18
2. BNG – Jean-Gabriel Pageau – 9 – (Andre Petersson, Jim O’Brien) – 15:00
3. BNG – Buddy Robinson – 9 – (Shane Prince, Derek Grant) – 15:43

Penalties
2 – HAM Dietz, 9:51 – Holding the stick, 2 min (PP)

3rd Period:
4. BNG – Andre Petersson – 17 – (Jean-Gabriel Pageau, Matt Puempel) – 12:29
5. BNG – Mike Hoffman – 28 – (Mark Stone, Daniel New) – 18:02 (EN)

Penalties
BNG Sdao, 4:16 – Holding, 2 min (PP)
HAM Blunden, 19:11 – Interference, 2 min (PP)
HAM Leblanc, 19:11 – Misconduct, 10 min

Scoring:
Binghamton: 0-2-2
Hamilton: 0-1-0

Shots:
Binghamton: 8-8-6–22
Hamilton: 11-11-10–32

Attendance: 8,771