FALCONS BLANKED BY SENATORS 2-0
March 19, 2011 - The Springfield Falcons lost to the Binghamton Senators 2-0 on Saturday night in Binghamton, NY. Corey Locke scored a pair of goals for the Senators, while goaltender Barry Brust stopped all 25 shots he faced in earning the shutout.
The Falcons came out and played a very solid first period exchanging scoring chances with the Senators, but Falcons goaltender David LeNeveu and Brust both matched either other save for save in the opening 20 minutes.
In the second period, Falcons center Trevor Frischmon had a point blank scoring chance midway through the frame, but Brust was once again up to the challenge making a beautiful glove save.
Late in the middle stanza, Locke opened the scoring when he converted on the power play giving Binghamton a 1-0 lead. Locke redirected a shot from the point that deflected past a screened LeNeveu giving the Senators a one goal advantage heading into the third period.
In the third period, the Falcons continued to try and find the equalizer, but Brust made back-to-back pad saves on Ben Guite and Steven Goertzen holding on to the Senators lead. At 12:19 of the third period, Locke added his second marker of the contest, his 20th goal of the year, giving Binghamton a two-goal cushion late in regulation.
SPRINGFIELD FALCONS LINEUP
Trevor Smith - Ben Guite - Tomas Kubalik
Maksim Mayorov - Trevor Frischmon - Petr Kalus
Nick Tarnasky - Greg Moore - Steven Goertzen
Tomas Kana - Aaron Bogosian - Kyle Neuber
Nick Holden - David Savard
Brent Regner - Jonathan Sigalet
John Moore - Theo Ruth
Not in the lineup: Mike Blunden (Injured), Kyle Wilson (Injured), Mike Commodore, Nikita Filatov, Anton Blomqvist, Cody Goloubef
Springfield Falcons 0 at Binghamton Senators 2 - Status: Final
Saturday, March 19, 2011 - Broome County Veterans Memorial Arena
Springfield 0 0 0 - 0
Binghamton 0 1 1 - 2
1st Period- No Scoring.Penalties-Kalus Spr (hooking), 4:20; Daugavins Bng (hooking), 19:11.
2nd Period-1, Binghamton, Locke 19 (Smith, Benoit), 18:38 (PP). Penalties-Goertzen Spr (slashing), 16:43.
3rd Period-2, Binghamton, Locke 20 (O'Brien, Grant), 12:19. Penalties-Gryba Bng (tripping), 0:55; Kana Spr (interference), 4:22; Regner Spr (roughing), 8:04; Daugavins Bng (goaltender interference), 14:25; Guite Spr (major - checking to the head, game misconduct - checking to the head), 15:20; Benoit Bng (tripping), 16:01; Goertzen Spr (elbowing), 20:00; Holden Spr (fighting), 20:00; Gryba Bng (fighting), 20:00; Keller Bng (slashing), 20:00.
Shots on Goal-Springfield 5-12-8-25. Binghamton 10-9-15-34.
Power Play Opportunities-Springfield 0 / 4; Binghamton 1 / 5.
Goalies-Springfield, LeNeveu 16-19-2 (34 shots-32 saves). Binghamton, Brust 26-17-1 (25 shots-25 saves).
Referees-Francis Charron (46), Chris Cozzan (18).
Linesmen-Andy Petrus (26), Judson Ritter (34).
PRE-GAME NOTES - Tonight will also mark the first time that former Falcon Ryan Potulny has played against the Falcons since his impressive season in 2008-09 when he scored 38 goals in 70 games. Since that season in Springfield, Potulny has spent time with Edmonton, Rockford, Chicago, Ottawa and Binghamton.
The Senators are led by Corey Locke, who leads the AHL in scoring with 18 goals and 60 assists for 78 points in 60 games played. The Senators are led in goal by netminder Barry Brust, who has a 25-17-1 record with a 2.60 goals against average .924 save percentage in 44 games.