BINGHAMTON, NY-Friday night in Binghamton, New York, the IceCats earned a point, but lost in a shootout, 3-2. The bump halted an outright six game losing streak for the IceCats, but the good guys are without a win in seven straight. Coupled with a Providence Bruins shootout win over the Monarchs, the IceCats are now five points behind the B’s for the final playoff spot.

Jay McClement scored the fastest opening goal of the season for the ‘Cats, bagging his 14th just 28 seconds in. Aaron MacKenzie scored just his second of the season at 17:47, giving the IceCats their first lead through 20 minutes in 32 games.

Bitten by the Ryan Fraser penalty bug, the Sens scored in the second just as a Dennis Wideman infraction had expired, and then during a five-minute high sticking major in the third. Josh Langfeld brought the Senators within one, and Denis Hamel, who was high-sticked for the major, scored the game-tying goal at 12:45.

Jason Bacashihua was excellent in net for Worcester, stopping 28. Billy Thompson was stellar for Bingo, stopping 39 in the game and all five in the shootout. Jason Spezza scored the only Senators goal in the extra-extra for the win.

The IceCats will try their luck in Pennsylvania Saturday night against the Penguins.