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Down On The Farm: Calder Cup ADF Edition, May 1

05/01/11
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It wasn’t to tie the game, but Tim Conboy channeled his inner Chris Drury and scored his first goal in his last 171 games played to give the Pirates their first win of the series. It kept the Pirates from being pushed to the brink, but the B-Sens have two more home games to finish their opponent off.

Conboy calls BINGO with clutch goal
The Portland Pirates avoided slipping to the brink of elimination on Saturday night by stealing from the Binghamton Senators’ formula for postseason success.

Trailing in both games and goals, the Pirates pulled out a dramatic Game Three victory, winning, 3-2, on a rare Tim Conboy goal with 12.5 seconds left.

The victory cut the Binghamton series lead to 2-1 and ended a five-game Calder Cup playoff winning streak in which the Senators had won four times on the road, pulled out three overtime victories and rallied from behind in the last five minutes of regulation twice.

Three of those Binghamton wins avoided elimination. The Pirates were not done for the season if they lost Saturday, but they were facing the closest thing, a 3-0 deficit with two more games on enemy ice before a chance to return home.

Read the rest of “Conboy calls BINGO with clutch goal” by special contributor Tom Robinson at…

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