Tim Conboy scored with 12.5 seconds remaining in regulation to lift the Portland Pirates to a 3-2 win over the Binghamton Senators in Game 3 of their Atlantic Division Finals series played tonight in front of 4,637 at the Broome County Veterans Memorial Arena.
Binghamton now leads the best-of-seven series 2-1.
Derek Whitmore added a goal and an assist to the Pirates attack while Brian O’Hanley netted the other.
Ryan Keller and Kaspars Daugavins scored for the Senators, who saw a five-game playoff winning streak come to an end.
O’Hanley struck for the only goal of the first period five-and-a-half minutes into the game to give the Pirates a 1-0 lead after one for the third straight game in the series. Binghamton tied it early in the second as Keller found the back of the net followed by a power-play goal by Daugavins to give the Senators a 2-1 advantage heading into the third. Whitmore tied the game with just over five minutes remaining in regulation to set the stage for Conboy’s heroics.
The Senators out shot the Pirates 34-33 in the game as David Leggio
posted the victory.
The Allied Home Mortgage Three Stars of the game were 1. Whitmore, 2. Conboy and 3. Keller.
The series remains in Binghamton for the next two games, Game 4 on Monday and Game 5 on Tuesday. Both games are 7:05 face-offs and both can be seen live on TWCTV Plus-Channel 1000 or when Boston Red Sox Overflow games are not occurring they will also be seen on TWCTV Channel 9, 21 or 22 (depending on location). Both games can also be heard live on 95.5 News Talk WLOB and on line at portlandpirates.com beginning with the pre-game show at 6:45 p.m.
Game 6 of the series, if necessary, will be played Friday at 7 p.m. at the Cumberland County Civic Center. Fans in attendance will receive pom poms courtesy of Time Warner Cable. Tickets for the game are on sale at the Civic Center Box Office, by calling 207-775-3458 or on line at portlandpirates.com. Advance tickets are $18 for Adult Premium Main Deck, $17 for Adult Main Deck and $14 Adult Quarter Deck. Advance tickets for Youth/Senior/Student in the Premium Main Deck are $13 and $12 in the Main Deck or Quarter Deck. There is a $2 increase on all ticket prices when purchased the day of the game.