Binghamton, NY - The BDevils coughed up a two-goal lead in the third period only to force a come back in overtime as they went on to a 3-2 win past the Toronto Marlies on Saturday at the Floyd L. Maines Veterans Memorial Arena. Forward Marian Studenic scored the game-winner with an end to end rush that gave the Marlies (6-0-1) their first loss of the season.
Binghamton (3-4-2) jumped to an early lead when Chris Conner opened up the first period with a power-play tally with some tic-tac-toe passing from Joe Morrow to Ben Street who fed Conner near the crease. Devils’ starter Gilles Senn also came up big with some outstanding saves as both teams shared the shots on goal at nine apiece.
In the second period, Toronto came out strong and peppered Senn early on, but the defense fought back including a PK within the first five minutes of the middle frame. However, the BDevils made it a two-goal game when Michael McLeod reached for the puck mid-air and gave himself an open net past netminder Kasimir Kaskisuo.
But the third period hasn’t been too kind for Binghamton as Toronto cut the deficit by one from a wrister by Darren Archibald in the circle, which sent a state of nervousness. And for good reason as Zach O’Brien’s shot from the goal line caught the leg of Senn and trickled in and the lead was gone, tied up a two apiece.
Off to overtime for the third time this season for Binghamton but they would come up on top as Studenic raced past Matt Read and nailed home the winner stick side of Kaskisuo for his second goal in six contests.
Shots ended up in favor of the Marlies 32-27.
Line-Up, Game #9
Seney - Street - Anderson, Conner - McLeod - Bastian, Studenic - Sharangovich - Zetterlund, Baddock - Schmelzer - Speers
Morrow/White, Melchiori/Summers, Snuggerud/Mermis
Senn - Cormier
Scratches: Paliotta, Sissons, Jacobs, Maltsev, Larsson, Gignac & Groleau
Post Game Notes
- Senn with another solid effort that included a sequence of saves to Egor Korshkov and Hudson Elynuik in the opening period.
- Haven’t seen that many offensives rush for Bingo this season as they pushed the puck for many scoring opportunities while the defense held strong on their end.
- There was a short goal review but the play on the ice stood in the third as it appeared Garrett Wilson poked at the pad of Senn only to have it ruled a goal by O’Brien.
- Brett Seney continues to play well on the first line with Ben Street and Joey Anderson while McLeod continues to impress on the second line alongside Conner and Nathan Bastian.
- Bunch of fans from the New Jersey area made the trip to take in the action and made it loud and clear throughout the night. October is traditionally a poor turnout anyways with just four home games scheduled so it was good to see.
Your Three Stars
#1. Marian Studenic (1g), #2. Michael McLeod (1g), #3. Darren Archibald (1g)
A Look From Above
Seems as though Toronto had an overwhelming advantage in taking shots from everywhere within their offensive zone while Binghamton cashed in on intensity around the net. Not sure with either team’s approach in leading up to game results, but something to take in for future meetings between the two divisional rivals.