The Senators extended it’s win streak to nine games.
The game featured a matchup between two sets of brothers. Portland’s Michael Stone went up against younger brother Mark and Darian Dziurzynski looked across to find his brother David on the other bench.
The brothers did not play one another in the first meeting in Portland this season, as one from each side was injured at the time.
Rob Klinkhammer played for 35 games for Binghamton last season and returned Friday as well, but was held off the score sheet.
Things started well for the visitors, as they got an early lead, something opponents have not done much of lately against Binghamton.
David Dziurzynski was called for hooking with 14:16 left, putting Portland on the power play. Brendan Shinniman needed just 25 seconds to beat a screened Ben Bishop, making it 1-0 Portland.
Binghamton would tie the score 29 seconds later on a Pat Cannone tally. He beat Pirates goalie Mike Visentin, on a clean blast that Visentin saw, but could do nothing with.
Portland had opportunities to re-take the lead in that first period and throughout the night, but Binghamton goaltender Ben Bishop was on his game, stopping 15 shots in that first stanza, which ended with the score 1-1.
Cannone would score the eventual game-winner just 5:33 into the second period and help Binghamton to their ninth straight victory, tying a franchise record set back in 2005.
Hugh Jessiman also scored in the second period, making it 3-1 and Patrick Wiercioch would score twice in the third with a Jakob Silfverberg goal sandwiched in there.
Cannone would not get a chance to get the hat trick, as things got chippy in that third period, to say the least. With five minutes left, Chris Conner and Eric Gryba got into it, both getting fighting and 10-minute misconduct penalties.
Cannone and Mathieu Brodeur followed that up 45 seconds later, by getting fighting majors. Those calls ended the night for all.
“I lost my edge and I guess the guy (Brodeur) thought I was taking a run at his goalie,” said Cannone. “Emotions are high at that point and those things happen.”
“Things sometimes happen like that, when teams are on the road and things don’t go your way,” said Binghamton coach Luke Richardson of the extracurricular stuff. “We’re not trying to run the score up on anybody, our team is just having fun scoring goals and they probably didn’t like that. They’re trying to leave a presence on the ice and we’re not gonna back down from anybody, especially in our rink.”
Visentin played all 60 minutes between the pipes for Portland, making 31 saves on 37 shots. The Pirates put 40 shots on Bishop, but a good combination of defense and goaltending won out for Binghamton.
With the loss, Portland fell to 10-10-1-1 on the season. They will visit Wilkes-Barre Scranton tomorrow night at 7:05 p.m.