BINGHAMTON 6, PORTLAND 1
Binghamton built a 5-1 lead after two periods and rolled to a 6-1 win over Portland on Monday at the Broome County Arena. Kaspars Daugavins registered two goals and a helper for the Senators, who now hold a commanding 3-1 edge in the Atlantic Division Finals.
Daugavins notched the eventual game-winning goal at 8:27 of the first period and then added an unassisted tally just 1:26 into the second frame. He has now racked up five goals and six points in his last three games after putting up a 2-1-3 line through his first eight playoff outings.
Once the B-Sens held a 4-1 lead, Ryan Potulny put the game out of reach with his league-leading ninth and 10th goals of the postseason. Potulny also leads the AHL with 19 playoff points (10-9-19).
AHL rookie of the year Luke Adam registered the lone goal for the Pirates, who were outshot 16-8 in the opening period and 39-23 for the game. Starting goaltender David Leggio was pulled after surrendering four goals on 20 shots, and Jhonas Enroth made 17 stops in relief.
Game 5 is set for Tuesday night in Binghamton, and a Senators win would send them to the Eastern Conference Finals for the first time since 2003.
Atlantic Division Finals – Series “I” (best-of-7)
A1-Portland Pirates vs. E5-Binghamton Senators || Preview
Game 1 – Wed., Apr. 27 – Binghamton 3, PORTLAND 2
Game 2 – Thu., Apr. 28 – Binghamton 5, PORTLAND 3
Game 3 – Sat., Apr. 30 – Portland 3, BINGHAMTON 2
Game 4 – Mon., May 2 – BINGHAMTON 6, Portland 1
Game 5 – Tue., May 3 – Portland at Binghamton, 7:05
*Game 6 – Fri., May 6 – Binghamton at Portland, 7:00
*Game 7 – Sat., May 7 – Binghamton at Portland, 7:00