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04-23-2011, 11:32 AM
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It's the first game 7 home game in Manchester history.

Go Monarchs!

Game 7 – Binghamton at Manchester, 7:00 (Series tied, 3-3)
Break out the clichés and get set for the first Game 7 of the 2011 Calder Cup Finals tonight, as Manchester hosts Binghamton with a trip to the Atlantic Division Finals against either Portland or Connecticut on the line… The Senators have rallied from a 3-1 series deficit to force this decisive contest, and all three of Binghamton’s victories in the series have come in overtime… The 2008 Syracuse Crunch (first round vs. Manitoba) stand as the only team in AHL history to collect four overtime wins in the same series… Binghamton needed double overtime in Game 6 on Friday night before defenseman Geoff Kinrade tucked a wraparound goal behind Monarchs goaltender Martin Jones at 10:01 for the game-winner… It marked the first career postseason goal for Kinrade, who has totaled 13 goals (13-39-52) in 154 regular-season AHL games over the past two campaigns with Binghamton… Kinrade’s goal came a little more than five minutes after Monarchs forward Bud Holloway was awarded a penalty shot with a chance to win the series; Holloway, whose nine points (3-6-9) are tied for the AHL lead, was denied by B-Sens netminder Robin Lehner… Lehner finished with a career-high 51 saves to pick up his second straight victory in net… Manchester’s Justin Azevedo and Binghamton’s Bobby Butler scored in regulation on Friday, each nabbing his third goal of the series… Butler has a goal in three of his last four games (3-1-4) after being held without a point in his first two postseason outings… Senators forwards Erik Condra and Jim O’Brien had each gone scoreless in the series’ first five games before posting two assists apiece in the Game 6 victory… Manchester’s Azevedo has a point in five of his first six playoff contests (3-4-7), while rookie Brayden Schenn (1-3-4) was held off the scoresheet on Friday for the first time in four games since joining the Monarchs… Tonight marks the Senators’ first winner-take-all postseason contest since joining the AHL in 2002… The Monarchs are appearing in their first Game 7 since falling to Hartford in the 2006 division semifinals; Manchester is 0-2 lifetime in winner-take-all tilts.

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