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B-Sens ride wave of O'Brien's OT winner to square series against Houston

The Nelson Daily Sports
By The Nelson Daily Sports
May 30th, 2011

The Binghamton Senators once again worked some playoff magic in overtime.

Jim O’Brien scored the game winner on a delayed penalty at 7:54 of the extra session as Binghamton earned a 2-1 road win over Houston Aeros Saturday.

The win evened the best-of-seven 2011 Calder Cup Finals at 1-1.
Game 3 goes Wednesday back in Binghamton.

The win was the sixth of the season in the extra time period for the B-Sens against one loss.

Rookie forward Bobby Butler opened the scoring for the Senators in the first-period with his 12th of the playoffs.

Casey Wellman answered minutes later on the power play.

Senators’ goaltender Robin Lehner, the busier of the two backstops, turned aside 28 of 29 shots to register the win. Matt Hackett took the loss for the Aeros making 19 saves.

Game 4 is set for Friday with Game 5 going Saturday. Both games are to be played in Binghamton.

Nelson Minor Hockey grad Geoff Kinrade, in his second season with the B-Sens after signing a free agent contract, finished the game a plus-one with no points.

Kinrade has a goal and four assists during the 2011 playoffs and is a plus-three.

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