Despite getting on the board first, the St. John’s IceCaps could not respond to two-third period goals by the Binghamton Senators as the club fell to a 2-1 loss Friday evening.

In the first period, both clubs had some good chances, but neither team managed to get on the board as both goaltenders stood tall to produce a scoreless first period.

In the second, the IceCaps would draw first blood as captain Jason Jaffray put the blue and white up 1-0 with his 18th goal of the season at 16:59 of the middle frame.

In the third period, the Senators would draw even on the powerplay as Matt Puempel would fire one past IceCaps goaltender Tyler Beskorowany for his 25th of the season, making it a 1-1 game.

Just over 3 minutes later, the Senators would find net again as Shane Prince would beat Beskorowany with a goal of his own to make it 2-1 in favour of the Senators.

Despite a late charge from the IceCaps, they were unable to find the equalizer late in the game as the Senators skated away with a 2-1 victory.

Andrew Hammond made 40 of 41 saves to pick up the victory, meanwhile, Beskorowany made 38 saves in a losing cause.

The IceCaps will head to Hershey where they will take on the Bears Saturday evening, meanwhile the Senators will head to Syracuse to take on the Crunch.


Adam Reid

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