The Admirals took on the Binghamton Senators in the second game of their 4 game road trip. This game also kicked off the first of three games in three nights. After watching tonight’s lackluster performance it is evident that this team really needs to look at each other and commit to playing better, There are some players that would most likely be up with the Duck if the NHL season was not locked out. Devante Smith-Pelly has enjoyed some success, but where are the others? Igor Bobkov has shown that he is not the go-to guy right now, Anderson is clearly the better goalie. Yawney needs to crack the whip and get things going.
Enough of the arm-chair coaching and on to the game…..
From the Norfolk Admirals:
BINGHAMTON, N.Y. – The Norfolk Admirals (6-4-0-0) surrendered the first four goals of the game as they fell to the Binghamton Senators (5-4-1-1), 4-2, on Saturday night at the Broome County Veterans Memorial Arena. The Admirals continue a four-game road trip tomorrow evening against the Springfield Falcons.
Patrick Maroon and Brandon McMillan netted goals for the Admirals. Igor Bobkov (3-2-0) took the loss after starting the game and allowing three goals on 15 shots in the first period. Frederik Andersen (3-2-0) stopped 11 of 12 shots in the final two periods and did not record a decision. Norfolk out-shot Binghamton, 33-27, in the contest – including 24-12 in the final two periods.
The Senators jumped out to a 3-0 lead after the first period. Corey Cowick opened scoring 3:11 into the contest. He sent a shot from the slot that was blocked. However, the puck came back to him in the left circle, and he sent a shot through Bobkov’s legs and into the net for a 1-0 Binghamton lead.
Andre Petersson scored a power play goal to double the home team’s lead at 7:26. Jakob Silfverberg sent a shot from the left circle that Bobkov stopped. However, the puck ended up on Petersson’s stick, and he sent a backhand over Bobkov’s right leg for a 2-0 Binghamton lead.
The Senators went ahead, 3-0, late in the first period. Silfverberg picked off a pass in his own zone and began a breakout into the Norfolk zone. He fed a pass from the top of the left circle to Cowick at the top of the right circle, and Cowick quickly sent the puck towards the goal. Andre Benoit redirected the puck past Bobkov at 18:22.
Andersen took over netminding duties to start the second period. However, Binghamton extended its lead to 4-0 just 3:15 into the second stanza when Derek Grant scored on a shorthanded breakaway.
The Admirals got on the board less than two minutes later on Maroon’s fifth goal of the season. While on the power play, Gabe Guentzel sent a shot that Maroon deflected past Senators goaltender Robin Lehner at 4:53. Guentzel’s assist was his first professional point.
Norfolk then drew to within two goals of Binghamton midway through the third period. Hampus Lindholm sent a pass from the left half wall to McMillan in the left circle. McMillan scored his first goal of the season a 10:05 to cut the visitors’ deficit to 4-2.
Despite out-shooting the Senators, 24-12, in the final two periods, the Admirals were unable to completely erase the early four-goal deficit.
Lehner stopped 31 of 33 shots for the win.
Norfolk was 1-for-7 on the power play. Binghamton was 1-for-5.
The third game of Norfolk’s four-game road trip begins tomorrow at 5:00 p.m. against the Northeast Division-leading Springfield Falcons. All games can be heard on 102.1-FM, 1490-AM or 1021TheGame.com. You may also watch on a pay-per-view or season pass basis at AHLLive.com.
Norfolk Admirals 2 at Binghamton Senators 4 – Status: Final
Saturday, November 10, 2012 – Broome County Veterans Memorial Arena
Norfolk 0 1 1 – 2
Binghamton 3 1 0 – 4
1st Period-1, Binghamton, Cowick 2 (Cannone), 3:11. 2, Binghamton, Petersson 2 (Zibanejad, Silfverberg), 7:26 (PP). 3, Binghamton, Benoit 4 (Cowick, Silfverberg), 18:22. Penalties-Rosehill Nor (high-sticking), 6:11; Hoffman Bng (slashing), 8:43; Jessiman Bng (tripping), 12:55; Bodie Nor (fighting), 15:23; Borowiecki Bng (fighting), 15:23; Lasch Nor (goaltender interference), 15:53.
2nd Period-4, Binghamton, Grant 2 (Dziurzynski, Claesson), 3:15 (SH). 5, Norfolk, Maroon 5 (Guentzel, Holland), 4:53 (PP). Penalties-Eckford Bng (cross-checking), 1:53; Cannone Bng (high-sticking), 4:48; Borowiecki Bng (high-sticking), 6:12; Andersen Nor (delay of game), 10:20; Eckford Bng (hooking), 15:51.
3rd Period-6, Norfolk, McMillan 1 (Lindholm, Clark), 10:05. Penalties-Benoit Bng (hooking), 12:17; Rosehill Nor (goaltender interference), 14:48; Guentzel Nor (hooking), 18:21; Lehner Bng (roughing), 19:12.
Shots on Goal-Norfolk 9-14-10-33. Binghamton 15-6-6-27.
Power Play Opportunities-Norfolk 1 / 7; Binghamton 1 / 5.
Goalies-Norfolk, Bobkov 3-2-0 (15 shots-12 saves); Andersen 3-2-0 (12 shots-11 saves). Binghamton, Lehner 5-2-1 (33 shots-31 saves).
Referees-Keith Kaval (40), Tim Mayer (19).
Linesmen-Bob Fyrer (72), Andy Petrus (26).