Senators strong first period leads the way in 4-2 Victory over Norfolk

 Written by: Brad Johnson

Corey Cowick opened the scoring at 3:11 of the first period as the Senators scored 3 first period goals en-route to a 4-2 victory over the Admirals on Saturday evening. 

The Senators would go up 2-0 while on the power play.  Silfverberg sent a shot that Bobkov turned aside; he picked up his own rebound in the left circle and sent a low shot through the five hole of Bobkov at 7:26

Andre Benoit re-directed a shot from Cowick at 18:22 giving Binghamton an impressive 3 goal lead.  The play began when Silfverberg picked off an Admirals pass in his zone and began a rush into the Norfolkzone.  Cowick accepted the feed in the right circle and snapped a shot through traffic that Benoit would re-direct into the twine to extend the Senators advantage.

Igor Bobkov was relieved of his goaltending duties at the start of the second period in favor of Frederik Andersen.Derek Grant welcomed Andersen to the game with the Senators league-leading fifth shorthanded goal of the season at the 3:15 mark of the period to give the Senators a 4-0 advantage.

Patrick Maroon would finally stop the bleeding and get the Admirals on the scoreboard less than two minutes later.Maroon deflected a shot from Guentzel past goaltender Robin Lehner at 4:53 of the second for his fifth goal of the season.

McMillan scored his first goal of season from the left circle at 10:05 of the third period with Lindholm and Clark being credited with the assists.  Despite outshooting the Senators 24-12 through the second and third periods the Admirals failed to complete the comeback attempt.

Igor Bobkov allowed 3 goals on 15 shots faced in the opening period and was credited with the Loss.  Frederik Andersen stopped 11 of 12 shots through the final two periods.

Robin Lehner denied 31 of 33 Admirals chances to earn the Win


Power Play:


Norfolk: 1 of 7

Senators: 1 of 5


Game Notes:


Mitchell returned to the lineup after being scratched the past two games.


Guentzel was credited with his first professional point, an assist, on the goal by Maroon in the second period.


The Senators lead the AHL with an impressive 5 short handed goals scored