The Belleville Senators jumped out to a 2-0 lead over the Bridgeport Sound Tigers on Saturday, but some special team mistakes and poor finishing came back to bite them, as they fell 4-2.
The Senators scored both goals in the latter stages of the first period, after not capitalizing on a full two minute 5-on-3 advantage early in the period.
Ben Sexton tipped home a Macoy Erkamps point shot at 14:16 and then Nick Paul fired a wrister past Eamon McAdam a few minutes later.
In the second, Bridgeport’s Josh Ho-Sang popped a power play rebound by Marcus Hogberg, to make it 2-1 Belleville after 40 minutes.
The Sound Tigers scored three times in the third to put the game away.
With Ho-Sang and Jordan Murray in the box for offsetting penalties, Bridgeport won a face off in the Belleville defensive zone and Parker Wotherspoon scored on a long slap shot to tie the game 2-2.
Wotherspoon counted the go-ahead goal as well with about 5 minutes left, on the power play, after Filip Chlapik took an undisciplined penalty after a whistle.
Then Ben Holmstrom put home the empty netter to add some insurance and round out the scoring.
B-Sens Head Coach Kurt Kleinendorst says his team didn’t capitalize on its chances and made some poor decisions at times in the game.
Hogberg made 23 saves on 26 shots, in his first start since picking up a win on an ECHL assignment to Brampton last week, while McAdam stopped 23 of 25 shots for Bridgeport.
Belleville went 1/6 on the power play while Bridgeport was 2/3.
Belleville forward Colin White left the game mid way through with an undisclosed injury and Kleinendorst says he will be re-evaluated before Belleville finishes the three games in three days stretch, Sunday afternoon against the Toronto Marlies.
Game time at Yardmen Arena is 3:00 p.m., with 800 AM CJBQ’s coverage beginning at 2:50 p.m.
You can click here to read the box score from Saturday and see the highlights below.