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Bishop makes 46 stops as Sens edge Marlies

Ben Bishop made 46 saves and the Binghamton Senators picked up their fourth straight home win as they defeated the Toronto Marlies, 3-2, in the annual Thanksgiving Day game at the Broome County Veterans Memorial Arena.

Shots on goal favored Toronto, 48-25.

Binghamton jumped out to an early lead at 2:22 of the first when forward Shane Prince knocked in his second goal in as many games from a pass from Jakob Silfverberg. Center Pat Cannone also registered an assist.

Silfverberg would strike again a few minutes later for the B-Sens, converting a breakaway goal at 6:51 to extend the lead to 2-0.

The Marlies pulled within one at 1:06 of the second frame on forward Carter Ashton’s goal, assisted by Paul Ranger and Keith Aucoin. The B-Sens headed into the third with a 2-1 lead.

Scoring halted until the 5:37 mark of the third period, when Senators defenseman Patrick Wiercioch rifled a shot past Marlies goaltender Ben Scrivens, opening up the lead, 3-1.

The Marlies scored again late in regulation as forward Matt Frattin, assisted by Mike Kostka and Nazem Kadri, scored at 18:30 to cut Binghamton’s lead to one. The B-Sens held on to their 3-2 lead to send the Marlies home with the loss.

Bishop earned his second win of the season, stopping 46 of the 48 shots he faced. Scrivens made 22 saves on 25 shots.