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BELLEVILLE, ON – Cory Schneider stopped 19 shots and Christoph Bertschy picked up the game winner as the Binghamton Devils defeated the Belleville Senators at Yardmen Arena on Tuesday night, 4-1.
Nick Lappin scored his team-leading 19th of the year to give the Devils a 1-0 lead after one period. Jacob MacDonald made a great play to hold the puck inside the offensive zone and fed Lappin on the left wing wall. Lappin skated to the high slot and fired a low shot through traffic that beat goaltender Danny Taylor under the leg pads. The goal came at 13:34 with assists from MacDonald and Kevin Rooney and the Devils led 1-0 with a Senators’ 8-5 shot advantage through 20 minutes.
Filip Chlapik fired a slap shot by the blocker of Cory Schneider to tie the game at one. Maxime Lajoie sent the puck to the right circle where Chlapik let a one timer go for his eighth of the year at 5:02 of the second with assists from Lajoie and Jack Rodewald.
Binghamton answered back on the power play to take the lead back 16:08 into the second period. Tim Kennedy sent a cross-ice pass to Christoph Bertschy who lifted the puck over the glove of Taylor for the 2-1 lead. The goal was Bertschy’s 11th of the year from Kennedy and MacDonald for the 2-1 lead after two periods. The Devils also took a 16-15 shot advantage into the final period of play.
Michael Kapla put the Devils up 3-1 from the left circle as he sent a shot by the glove of Taylor at 7:14 of the final frame for his fifth of the year. Kapla’s goal was assisted by Jake Walman and Kennedy for the two-goal advantage.
Blake Pietila added an empty netter for the 4-1 victory. Schneider stopped 19 in the win while Taylor denied 21 in the loss.
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