The puck sped into the empty net and turned out the lights. There would be no tomorrow and certainly no deciding Game 7. The Portland Pirates lost 3-0 on Friday night, ending their season too soon.
A team that captured the imagination and upped the expectations of its fans couldn’t pay off. Seconds after Kaspars Daugavins scored Binghamton’s third goal, many among the announced crowd of 2,713 stood up and walked out of the Cumberland County Civic Center.
There was still 1:21 to play but the season was over.