IN-GAME UPDATE: Bears 2 at Senators 2 – End 2nd

Audio of the second-period goals in a 2-2 game here in Binghamton:


Here is the official release after 40 minutes of play here in Binghamton.  Simply stated, the Bears are turning too many pucks over – and could easily be in the lead by 4-2 or 5-2 if it had not been for two posts hit.

After missing on two consecutive power play chances and after hitting two goal posts, the Bears managed to get the jump in the game. Zach Sill collected a feed from Sean Collins, flew past the Senators defense and put a forehand-backhand move on Matt O’Connor at 14:36 for Sill’s eighth goal of the season.

But Binghamton would answer with less than one minute left in the period. Dan Ellis would make a blocker save on a long slap shot by Casey Bailey, but the puck blooped straight up into the air and landed behind him near the post. Max McCormick found it and poked it over the line at 19:03 for the equalizer.

Hershey would take the lead early in the second, on a beautiful play by Riley Barber. The rookie, one of the two players to hit a goal post in the opening period, also hit the crossbar with a move to the slot at 1:05. But this shot went down and in over O’Connor’s glove for Barber’s 25th goal of the season.

The Senators again responded with good pressure in the Hershey zone. Forcing a turnover, Phil Varone worked the puck to the right side for Jason Akeson. His pass found a cutting Matt Puempel for a tap-in at 9:45.

Third period on deck.