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Jeff Heerema scores in shootout as Senators edge Marlies 5-4

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Jeff Heerema scores in shootout as Senators edge Marlies 5-4

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Following a scoreless opening period in which the Senators outshot the Marlies 19-9, the teams combined for seven goals in the second.

Grant Potulny, Jean-Francois David and Heerema - with two - gave Binghamton (11-21-1-2) a 4-3 lead by the second intermission.

Brett Engelhardt scored twice for Toronto (14-17-2-3), with Erik Westrum adding the other Marlies goal.

Still trailing 4-3 with two minutes remaining in regulation, Toronto pulled goalie Jean-Francois Racine for an extra attacker and Colin Murphy tied the match with 35 seconds left on the clock as he chipped a shot over the left shoulder of Senators goalie Kelly Guard.

The Senators won the shootout 3-2 on goals by Ryan Vesce, Danny Bois and Heerema - on his second attempt of the tie-breaker. Erik Westrum and David Cloutier scored for the Marlies.

Racine finished with 43 saves while Guard stopped 31 shots.

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Jeff Heerema scores in shootout as Senators edge Marlies 5-4