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Kinrade, B-Sens take 2-0 lead over Charlotte in AHL playoffs

The Nelson Daily Sports
By The Nelson Daily Sports
May 16th, 2011

It’s been obvious from the start of the playoffs the Binghamton Senators enjoy starting on the road.

For the second consecutive set the B-Sens stole the first to games of the best of seven AHL Calder Cup Eastern Conference Finals and head home with a two-game lead.

Ryan Potulny scored twice and Robin Lehner bounced back from a sub-par Game one to lead Binghamton to a 3-0 win over Charlotte on Friday night.

Binghamton, opening the series Thursday with a 7-4 victory, now lead the best-of-seven series 2-0 heading home for Game three Tuesday at the Broome County Veterans Memorial Arena.

In the opening series against Manchester, Binghamton split the opening two games on the road.

Friday’s win was Binghamton’s eighth in a row on the road, one shy of the AHL record.

In the opener three Binghamton players – including Kaspars Daugavins – tallied a goal and two assists apiece as seven different B-Sens scored.

Nelson Minor Hockey grad Geoff Kinrade, logging quality minutes for Binghamton in his second season as a professional, finished the two games a plus-3 — a plus-2 during the opening despite Charlotte scoring four times.

SERIES NOTES: The Checkers outshot Binghamton 40-22 during game one, including 17-3 in the second period, and 35-31 in game two. . . . Ryan Potulny had scored 13 times in the playoffs and leads Binghamton in goals and points, with 22.

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