Grant scored a pair of goals, including the game-winner, as the
Binghamton Senators defeated the Rochester Americans 3-2 Saturday night
at Broome County Veterans Memorial Arena. The loss marks Rochester's
second straight of the
weekend and drops the Amerks to 8-6-1-0 on the season.
Kevin Porter and Evan Rankin each scored for the Amerks, while Brayden
McNabb and Brian Flynn each notched assists to extend their point
streaks to four and seven games, respectively. David Leggio earned the
start for Rochester, stopping 33 of 36 shots on net. Ther Amerks
also outshot the B-Sens 51-36 in the contest.
Spencerport native Shane Prince rounded out the scoring for Binghamton,
who also earned a 49-save effort from goaltender Robin Lehner.
Rochester got on
the board first at 11:58 of the opening period when Porter notched his
fifth goal of the season. Frederick Roy advanced the puck to
Marcus Foligno at the offensive blue line to create a
3-on-1 rush, and Foligno moved up the left wing boards before feeding a
cross-ice pass to Porter, who backhanded it past Lehner for the
goal. Foligno picked up his team-leading 16th point of the season on the
goal while Roy collected his second helper of the
evened things up just over a minute into the second period when
defenseman Fredrik Claesson's shot from the blue line was deflected by
Grant in the slot and re-directed past Leggio for the
goal. Claesson was credited with the lone assist on the goal.
Later in the
period, Prince gave Binghamton a 2-1 lead when he scored the first goal
of his professional career. Prince, stationed in front the Amerks
crease, got his stick on a low shot from the point
by Tyler Eckford and deflected it high into the net for the go-ahead
That lead would
be short-lived, however, as Rankin tied the game with a power-play goal
just one minute and 27 seconds later. Rankin tipped in a point shot by
McNabb, who was set up with a pass from Flynn.
By recording the assists on the play, Flynn extended his point streak to
seven games while McNabb collected a point for the fourth consecutive
regained its lead at the 4:38 mark of the third period when Grant scored
his second goal of the night that proved to be the game-winner. With
the Amerks on a power-play, Grant picked up a loose
puck in the neutral zone, rushed up the right wing boards, and tucked a
shot inside the post for the unassisted, shorthanded goal.
return to action on Friday, Nov. 23 at The Blue Cross Arena when they
host the Albany Devils at 7:05 p.m. The "Black Friday" match-up will be
the first of four meetings between the
teams this season.