The Binghamton Senators had their three-game winning streak snapped Saturday night at Bridgeport, as The Sound Tigers skated away with a 4-2 victory.
Kevin Poulin stopped 24 of 26 shots between the pipes for the home team and earned his 12th win of the season.
Binghamton was listless in the first period, registering two shots on goal, one from Chris Wideman and the other from Derek Grant. They were never able to fully recover.
Marc Cheverie got his first start of the season between the pipes for Binghamton and stopped 12 of 13 shots in that first 20 minutes.
The Sound Tigers only goal came on a power-play with 12:08 to go. Jon Perrson took a centering feed from Jack Combs and shoveled it by Cheverie, giving the home team a 1-0 lead.
The only highlight of the period for Binghamton was Ben Blood dropping the gloves against Brandon DeFazio. Blood had a good showing and both guys earned five for fighting.
The B-Sens had 36 seconds of 5-on-3 power-play time with 1:09 left in the period, but were unable to get a shot on goal.
The Sound Tigers were 1-for-2 on the man-up and Binghamton was 0-for-1.
The second period started with 51 seconds of power-play time for Binghamton, but they couldn’t muster any decent scoring chances. The Sound Tigers widened their lead at the 6:05 mark when Sean Backman beat a downed Cheverie, making it 2-0.
Binghamton found a bit of a groove in the last five minutes of the period and closed the gap when Cole Schneider skated up the left side and backhanded it by Poulin, making it 2-1. Pat Cannone earned the only assist.
The B-Sens fired 17 shots on goal in the middle period and evened the shot total at 19, as the two teams headed to the third period.
Scott Campbell gave the Sound Tigers their two-goal lead back when he ripped one from the blue line that banged off the shoulder of Cheverie, who was slow to react and by the time he did, the puck trickled over the goal line to make it 3-1, with 16:31 to go in the game.
Binghamton (25-9-1-3) answered 2:34 later, when Mika Zibanejad fired one by Poulin to make it 3-2.
That was as close as Binghamton would get, Ty Wishart took advantage of a Binghamton turnover and beat Cheverie with what was the final goal of the night.
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The B-Sens will now look ahead to a Monday matchup at home against the St. John’s IceCaps. Game time is 7:05 p.m.