NORFOLK (8) VS. BINGHAMTON SENATORS (2)
NORFOLK, VA - Danny Richmond had two goals and two assists as the Admirals defeated Binghamton 8-2 on Friday night for their franchise record-tying eighth straight win at Scope this season.
The Senators struck first with a Danny Bois power play goal 2:55 into the game. However, the Admirals quickly countered just 39 seconds later. Richmond took a shot from the left point that Adam Berti tipped past goaltender Kelly Guard from the right side of the crease at 3:34.
Binghamton outshot Norfolk 11-5 in the first period and the score was deadlocked at 1-1 after twenty minutes.
The Admirals took the lead just 37 seconds into the second stanza. Richmond's shot made its way through traffic untouched and past a screened Guard.
Just two minutes later with Norfolk on a two-man advantage, Martin St. Pierre feathered a cross-ice pass to Carl Corazzini, who buried a shot from the left circle blocker side at 2:49.
Colin Fraser made it 4-1 Admirals when he stole the puck at the Binghamton blue line and skated in alone on Guard, deking before sending a shot past the netminder at 18:10.
The Norfolk advantage grew to four goals with 11 seconds remaining in the second period. Brandon Bochenski was hauled down on a partial breakaway and crashed into the net. Troy Brouwer poked the puck past Guard as he was checked to the ice to make it 5-1 Norfolk after two periods.
Richmond tallied his second goal of the night 4:06 into the third period on the power play. He sped down the right wing and sent a backhander past new Binghamton puckstopper Jeff Glass from the bottom of the right circle.
Chris Durno made it 7-1 Admirals when he chipped in a backhand shot from the bottom of the slot on a five-on-three power play at 11:51. Andrew Ebbett scored a shorthanded goal for the Senators 27 seconds later. Fraser capped scoring at 8-2 at 18:26.
Corey Crawford made 33 saves on 35 shots and picked up the 'W.' Kelly Guard stopped 13 of 18 shots through two periods and got the loss. Jeff Glass did not receive a decision after stopping 12 of 15 Norfolk third period shots.
Norfolk was 3-11 on the power play while the Senators were 1-7.
1. Danny Richmond - NOR
2. Colin Fraser - NOR
3. Martin St. Pierre - NOR