B-Sens trio paves way to victory

Steve Martins scored twice late in regulation, Jeff Heerema got the winner in overtime and Brandon Bochenski had a goal and three assists as Binghamton fought back from a three-goal deficit to post a 5-4 victory over Toronto at Ricoh Coliseum on Saturday.

Denis Hamel opened the scoring for the Senators 3:18 into the game, but the Marlies took control from there, as Ian White, Martin Sagat, Colin Murphy and Tyler Beechey staked Toronto to a 4-1 lead midway through the second period.

After Bochenski cut into the deficit on a power play with 6:38 left in the middle frame, he set up Martins at the 12:00 mark of the third period and again with 36 seconds remaining in regulation to tie it up.

Bochenski, who has 11 points in his last five games with the B-Senators, then earned the only assist on Heerema’s 15th goal of the season with 1:04 to go in OT.

It was Binghamton’s third win in four games overall and second in as many visits to Ricoh this season.

Even with the loss, the Marlies are 8-3-0-1 in their last dozen home contests.

Elsewhere on Saturday:

Tony Voce scored four goals in Philadelphia’s 6-1 win over Chicago on Saturday.

  • Tony Voce scored four goals as Philadelphia defeated host Chicago, 6-1, in a rematch of the 2005 Calder Cup Final
  • Thomas Pock scored his second goal of the night on a shot from the blue line with 3:56 left in regulation, giving Hartford a 4-3 victory over Houston
  • Sean Bergenheim and Jeremy Colliton registered three points each and Frederic Cloutier made 43 saves for Bridgeport in a 5-2 win at Hershey
  • Matt Hussey recorded a goal and an assist and Andy Chiodo stopped 27 shots as Wilkes-Barre/Scranton got past Albany, 2-1
  • Three goals in a span of 2:15 late in the first period and three points from Ryan Shannon were enough for Portland to pull out a 4-3 win over Hamilton
  • Nate DiCasmirro broke a tie with 3:50 to play and finished with two goals and an assist in Grand Rapids’ 4-2 win over Peoria
  • Alexandre Picard (2g, 1a), Mark Hartigan (1g, 3a) and Andy Delmore (1g, 2a) paced the offense and Mike Ayers made 33 saves for his second straight shutout as Syracuse blanked Rochester, 6-0
  • Mark Cullen scored the tie-breaking goal early in the third period as Norfolk notched a 3-1 win over Springfield
  • Matt Ryan picked up two goals for Manchester in a 6-3 win over Providence
  • Libor Pivko dished out four assists and Simon Gamache scored twice in regulation before netting the decisive goal in the shootout as Milwaukee pulled out a 7-6 win at Iowa
  • Richie Regehr scored two goals and assisted on another as Omaha cruised to a 5-1 win over Manitoba