OT GOAL SENDS SENS TO FINALS, ENDS CHARLOTTE’S SEASON
Checkers finish with longest playoff run by Hurricanes AHL affiliate
BINGHAMTON, N.Y. Despite a game-tying goal by Chris Terry with 1:24 left in the third period, the Binghamton Senators got a goal by Ryan Keller at 13:05 of overtime to win the game, 4-3, and Eastern Conference Final series, 4-0.
With the win, the Senators become the first Binghamton-based team to reach the Calder Cup Finals since the 1981-82 Whalers. Binghamton also becomes the first team since the 1974-75 New Haven Nighthawks to reach the Calder Cup Finals after finishing fifth in its division during the regular season.
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Tagged AHL, AHL playoffs, American Hockey League, Binghamton, Binghamton New York, Brett Sutter, Calder Cup, Charlotte Checkers, Chris Terry, Robin Lehner, Ryan Keller, Ryan Potulny
O`BRIEN`S HATTIE LIFTS SENS OVER CHECKERS
Brust stops 37 for eighth straight win
BINGHAMTON, N.Y. – The Binghamton Senators used five straight goals and a hat trick by Jim O’Brien to down the Charlotte Checkers, 6-2, on Friday evening in upstate New York.
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BRUST THE DIFFERENCE AS SENATORS BLANK CHECKERS, 3-0
Senators netminder tied for league lead with four shutouts
CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Goaltender Barry Brust was the difference, stopping 32 shots, as the Binghamton Senators blanked the Charlotte Checkers, 3-0, in front of more than 9,800 rowdy fans.
The shutout was Brust’s fourth of the season, tying him with Peoria’s Jake Allen for the league lead. Mike Murphy made 26 saves in a losing effort for the Checkers and for the first time this season was handed back-to-back regulation losses. The teams will meet again tomorrow at 3 p.m. Continue reading
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Tagged AHL, American Hockey League, Barry Brust, Binghamton, Binghamton New York, Binghamton Senators, Brett Sutter, Charlotte Checkers, Corey Locke, Francis Lessard, Ryan Keller