The Admirals came out of the weekend series against the Binghamton Senators triumphantly with a final score 4-2. Swedish defenseman Hampus Lindholm netted the games 1sttally to give the Admirals a 1 goal lead. Seven minutes after Lindholm’s first North American goal, Peter Holland scored his 1st goal of the night. Palmieri attempted a shot on goal, but didn’t hit his intended target opening the door for Holland who scooped the loose puck and snuck it past Bishop with 4 minutes remaining in the 1st stanza. Holland’s goal gave Norfolk a double up on Binghamton. Norfolk hammered Ben Bishop letting 26 shots fly. Binghamton only managed 8 shots on Norfolk goalie Frederik Anderson.
The Senators pulled within a goal when Andre Benoit scored on Anderson’s glove side at the 3:10 mark of the 2nd period. Peter Holland chalked up his 2nd goal of the night scoring off a one-timer that refreshed the Admirals 2 goal lead. Holland credited Luca Caputi with making a great pass to set up his 5th goal of the season. The B-Sens outshot the Baby Ducks 16-5 in the 2nd period.
Kyle Palmieri notched his 3rd goal of the 2012-2013 campaign with a quick shot from the right point. Palmieri’s tally helped the Admirals lead grow to 4-1 with 14 minutes remaining in the 3rd. Binghamton’s Patrick Wiercioch scored the last goal of the tilt to pull the Senators within 2 goals; however; that was not enough as the Admirals emerged out of the weekend series with a 4-2 victory. The final shot count was 44 shots on Binghamton’s goalie Ben Bishop and Frederik Anderson faced 42 shots en route to his 3rd win of the season. Norfolk nor Binghamton was successful on the man advantage tonight. The Admirals locked up all 3 stars which were Lindholm, Palmieri, and Holland. The Admirals will embark on a 4 game road trip playing their 3rd game away from Scope starting Wednesday in Bridgeport in a matinee starting at 11:00 am.
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