Bingo’s Late Tally Hands Hershey Tenth Home Loss
Saturday the Hershey Bears looked to kick off the New Year by beating the red hot Binghamton Senators. The Senators enter their second contest of 2013 at Hershey with a 20-7-1-2 record, second in the East Division. Mike Hoffman scored the game-winner at the 12:08 mark, as the Bears only fired 21 shots on goal in a 3-1 loss to Binghamton.
After a scoreless opening 20 minutes, the Senators led the Bears in shots 10-6. Braden Holtby was tested early and made an acrobatic, point-blank save on Derek Grant only 25 seconds into the contest.
At the 5:17 mark of the second period, Hershey took a 1-0 lead off the most fortunate bounce of the season. Patrick McNeill blasted a shot shot from the point wide of the net. The puck took a strong bounce off the glass, hit the skate of surprised Sens’ defender Eric Gryba and into the net. Ryan Potulny received credit for his fifth tally of the campaign.
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