The Belleville Senators finished the season series with the Binghamton Devils with a 4-1 loss on Tuesday night at Yardmen Arena.
The loss evened that season series at four games each.
B-Sens Head Coach Kurt Kleinendorst told reporters after the game, he wasn’t upset with his team’s effort, just the result.
The first period saw just one goal after the teams exchanged chances through the opening three minutes and past the midway point.
But at 13:24 Nick Lappin took a wrist shot through traffic, that got past Danny Taylor to open the scoring and make it 1-0 Binghamton.
That score stood after the first 20 minutes.
Belleville got even just past the 5:00 mark of the second.
Filip Chlapik one-timed a pass from Max Lajoie past Cory Schneider from the far point.
Jack Rodewald earned the second assist after feeding a pass to the point out of the corner.
Chlapik says he was able to get himself in a good position joining the play from behind.
Nick Moutrey had a good chance moments later, in his first game as a Senator, using a good burst of speed to create a chance around the net of Schneider, but the New Jersey number one shut the B-Sens down.
The Toronto-are native says he’s excited to be closer to home and to play with former OHL team mate Nick Paul and summer training partner Tyler Randell.
Binghamton would get back in front with about 5:00 to go in the frame, Cristoph Bertschy continued his hot streak with a wrist shot on the power play.
Erick Selleck was in the box serving a fighting major and roughing minor, after engaging Brandon Baddock and being given an extra 2:00.
It was 2-1 Devils after two.
Binghamton pulled away in the third after a back and forth opening eight minutes of the period.
Bertschy would play more of a supporting role on the Devils’ third goal, setting a screen in front of Taylor, as Michael Kapla blew a slap shot past him from the near circle.
Then with two minutes left and Danny Taylor on the Belleville bench for an extra attacker, Blake Pietila missed the empty net from his own end, but off the ensuing icing face off, chipped and chased into the Belleville zone and knocked in Binhamton’s fourth.
Cory Schneider would stop all but one of the 20 shots he faced and could be recalled to New Jersey as soon as Wednesday.
Next action for the Senators is a visit to Utica on Friday night, kicking of three games in three nights this weekend, with a home matchup against the Bridgeport Sound Tigers on Saturday and then another tilt against the Toronto Marlies Sunday afternoon at Yardmen Arena.
800 AM CJBQ’s broadcast coverage begins Friday at 6:50 p.m., Saturday at 6:50 p.m. and Sunday at 2:50 p.m.
You can click here to see the box score from Tuesday night and view highlights from the game below.