Ottawa Senators prospect Cole Schneider scores the first 2 goals of pro career

Winger Cole Schneider and defenceman Eric Gryba joined the goal-scoring party as the red-hot Binghamton Senators dumped the Bridgeport Sound Tigers 6-1 in AHL action at Broome County Veterans Memorial Arena Saturday night.

Schneider, a UConn product signed as a free agent by the Senators last March, scored his first pro goal at 18:43 of the first period, then added another with just over three minutes left in the second.

Gryba opened the scoring at 2:39 with his first of the season after returning from a hand injury, and got his second on a third-period power play.

Derek Grant and Andre Benoit added second-period goals for the B-Sens (10-4-1-1), who won their sixth straight. Starter Robin Lehner made 35 saves and lowered his goals-against average to 1.63.

The B-Sens have a break in the schedule before hitting the road to face the Adirondack Phantoms on Friday.