BINGHAMTON, N.Y. -- The Baltimore Skipjacks' 7-4 loss to the Binghamton Rangers last night fits an ugly pattern.
A bad bounce, a debatable call and the Skipjacks are now winless in eight games (0-7-1).
"I've seen strange games all year long," Baltimore coach Rob Laird said. "I can't tell you how excruciating it has been. I've had more of these games this year than in my entire [coaching] career."
Down two goals in the second period, the Rangers scored five third-period goals to rally for the win.
Joe Paterson scored on a two-on-one break for a 4-3 Binghamton lead at 5 minutes, 42 seconds of the third.
Seven seconds later, Murray Duval sent the puck around the boards from the faceoff, and for the second time of the night it took a strange bounce out of the corner, leading to a goal. This time, the puck caromed toward the crease and goalie Olaf Kolzig, who was going in back of the net to take the puck, reached back and accidentally deflected the puck into the net for a 5-3 Binghamton lead.