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Monday, May 2, 2011

Pirates fall to Binghamton; now facing elimination

Karpars Daugavins and Ryan Potulny each scored a pair of goals to lead the Binghamton Senators to a 6-1 win over the Portland Pirates in Game 4 of their Atlantic Division Final series played tonight in front of 3,180 at the Broome County Veterans Memorial Arena.

Binghamton leads the best-of-seven series 3-1.

Mike Hoffman and Ryan Keller rounded out the Senators goal scoring while Corey Locke registered three assists.

Luke Adam scored the lone Pirates goal.

The Senators used three first-period power plays to build a 3-1 lead after one. Hoffman opened the scoring with the man advantage just 2:54 into the game. Adam tied it for the Pirates only to see Daugavins connect 10 second later to restore the Senators one-goal lead. Keller added another power-play goal in the later stages of the first to complete the period scoring. Daugavins, with his second of the game, and Potulny accounted for all of the offence in the second to carry the home side into the third with a 5-1 lead. Potulny registered his second of the game to complete the scoring in the third and give the Senators a 6-1 victory.

The Senators out shot the Pirates 39-23 as David Leggio started and took the loss. Leggio surrendered four goals on 20 shots before being replaced by Jhonas Enroth early in the second and the Pirates trailing 4-1.

The Allied Home Mortgage Three Stars of the game were all from the Senators. Daugavins was the first, Keller the second and Potulny the third.

The series remains in Binghamton for Game 5 tomorrow at 7:05 p.m. The game can be seen live on TWCTV Plus-Channel 1000 or when Boston Red Sox Overflow games are not occurring it will also be seen on TWCTV Channel 9, 21 or 22 (depending on location). The game can also be heard live on 95.5 News Talk WLOB and on line at 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 Cente


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