P-BRUINS FALL TO SENATORS 5-3
Jordan Caron Scores Twice, Adds Assist in Loss
Providence, RI - The Providence Bruins fell to the Binghamton Senators 5-3 on Sunday afternoon at the Dunkin' Donuts Center in front of 7,770 fans. The P-Bruins received two goals from Jordan Caron and one strike from Colby Cohen.
An open-ice hit from Max Sauvé opened the action between Providence and Binghamton and resulted in Nathan McIver pummeling Cody Bass with right after right in a quick decision just two minutes into the game. The play gave the Senators a five-on-four advantage and allowed Corey Locke to beat Matt Dalton with a shot from the high slot at 3:26 of the first. Andre Benoit and Kaspars Daugavins assisted on the game-opening goal. After back-and-forth play, there was an onslaught of penalties in the remaining two minutes of the frame. Providence was able to capitalize on a four-on-three advantage when Caron redirected a slap shot from Cohen past Robin Lehner with just 6.1 seconds to play in the frame. Jeff Penner picked up his ninth helper of the season on the goal.
Caron continued to impress in the opening minutes of the second period as he created short-handed scoring opportunities for the P-Bruins. However, Binghamton struck first at the 8:31 mark when a David Dziurzynski shot from the goal-line deflected off a skate and past Dalton to give the Senators a 2-1 lead. Erik Condra and Bass were credited with the assists. The P-Bruins found themselves down by two goals just over three minutes later when Ryan Keller snuck a backhander by Dalton. Colin Greening assisted on the goal. At the 17:50 mark, Trent Whitfield attempted the wrap-around on Lehner, but had the puck deflected out front where Caron stuffed it past Lehner for his second power play goal of the game. Zach Hamill also assisted on the play to extend his point-streak to six games. Binghamton's Dziurzynski answered 15 seconds later when he blanked Dalton off assists from Condra and Jim O'Brien. Veteran Nolan Schaefer relieved Dalton after the goal. Providence pulled within one at the 19:15 mark when Caron rushed down the right side and dished the puck to a crashing Cohen, who put it away. Hamill picked up his 21st assist of the season on the play.
Binghamton opened up the scoring early in the third frame off a power play at the 4:34 mark. Benoit beat Schaefer with a wrist shot from low in the left circle to give the Senators a two-goal lead. Daugavins and Locke assisted on the play. Providence created some offensive opportunities in the remaining 15 minutes of the frame, but couldn't find the back of the net and fell 5-3 to Binghamton.
Dalton suffered the loss, stopping 11 of 15 attempts in 38:05 minutes before being relieved by Schaefer, who blocked four shots in five attempts in the final 20:42. Lehner earned the win, stopping 26 of 29 shots. Providence went 2-for-7 on the power play and 3-of-5 on the penalty kill.
The P-Bruins return to action on Friday, hosting Wilkes-Barre/Scranton at 7:05 p.m. for T-Shirt Night. The t-shirts are free to the first 2,000 fans in attendance courtesy of Planet Fitness. On Saturday, Providence travels to Connecticut for a 7 p.m. tilt with the Whale. The P-Bruins wrap up the weekend next Sunday at The Dunk versus Worcester at 4:05 p.m. for Silly Band Night with silly band packages free to the first 1,000 kids age 12 and under. To purchase tickets or for more information, call the P-Bruins ticket office at 401-273-5000 or log on to the team website at providencebruins.com.
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