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Bears bury Senators, 7-3

Eric Perrin had four points, Chris Bala scored two goals and Hershey rolled to a 7-3 win over Binghamton at the Giant Center on Wednesday night.

The loss ended the Senators’ four-game winning streak.

Bala, Perrin and Andre Savage gave the Bears a 3-0 lead by the 11:17 mark of the opening period.

Perrin would finish with two goals and two assists, giving him 25 points in 33 games this season. Savage wound up with a goal and two assists, and Bala netted his fourth and fifth goals of the year.

David Masse added a goal and an assist, and Peter Budaj made 32 saves.

Jason Spezza, the reigning CCM Vector/AHL Player of the Week, was a minus-5 on the night. Anton Volchenkov, Brian Pothier and rookie Brandon Bochenski were each minus-4.

Elsewhere on Wednesday:
Former Crunch forwards David Ling and Harold Druken combined for three goals and two assists and former Crunch goalie J.S. Aubin made 47 saves to lead St. John’s to a 4-1 win over Syracuse… Mike Zigomanis scored twice as Lowell rallied for a 4-2 win over Manchester… Ryan Miller made 32 saves as Rochester improved to 10-1-1-2 in its last 14 games with a 2-1 win in Albany… Neil Little made 46 saves, half of which came in a second period when Philadelphia was outshot 24-1, but Mikhail Yakubov scored two minutes into overtime to give Norfolk a 2-1 win over the Phantoms… Matt Murley scored and Marc-Andre Fleury made 24 saves as Wilkes-Barre/Scranton blanked Portland, 1-0… Frederic Cassivi stopped 28 shots for Cincinnati in a 2-0 win over Hamilton… Kari Lehtonen made 36 saves as Chicago won its fourth in a row, 3-2 over San Antonio… Andrew Hutchinson scored twice, Darren Haydar had a goal and three assists and Simon Gamache added four assists as Milwaukee scored four times in the second period and beat Houston, 4-1.