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Binghamton takes command of series against Portland with 6-1 victory

The Nelson Daily Sports
By The Nelson Daily Sports
May 3rd, 2011

Binghamton Senators are within a game of advancing to the AHL Eastern Conference Final after blasting the Portland Pirates 6-1 in game four of the best-of-seven AHL Calder Cup Playoffs Monday in Binghamton.

The Sens, the AHL affiliate of the Ottawa Senators, jumped to a 3-1 first period lead and never looked back.

Ryan Potulny and Kaspars Daugavins each scored twice to lead the Sens. Mike Hoffman and Ryan Keller added singles.

Robin Lehner registered the win in goal for Binghamton as the home side outshot Portland 39-23.

The win more than made up for a 3-2 loss Saturday against Portland when the Pirates scored late in the game to snap a 2-2 tie.

Game five is set for Tuesday in Binghamton.

A win would advance the B-Sens to the Eastern Conference Final for the first time since 2003.

Nelson Minor Hockey grad Geoff Kinrade, in his second season on the blueline for the AHL franchise, finished the game at a plus-one.

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