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Dec 10, 2006, 8:37 PM EST

TORONTO (CP) - The Toronto Marlies solved their power play woes, but failed to protect a two-goal lead and fell 4-2 to the Binghamton Senators in American Hockey League action Sunday at Ricoh Coliseum.

The Marlies (10-14-2-2) couldn't convert on any of their seven opportunities with the extra man in a 2-1 loss to Grand Rapids Saturday night, but jumped out to a 2-0 lead on their first two power plays against Binghamton.

However, the Senators (9-15-1-2) scored four unanswered goals the rest of the way to win their second straight game.

"It's the same thing over and over again," said Marlies coach Greg Gilbert, whose team has lost two games in a row and five of its last six. "We get ahead, and they think they can be fancy and . . . find an easy way to get a job done. That's why we are where we are."

The Marlies outshot Binghamton 38-23, but Sens goalie Jeff Glass held his team in the game - and though Toronto held a 2-1 lead entering the third period, they couldn't get key saves from Justin Pogge and allowed two goals in a five-minute span to give the visitors the win.

"If we score on some of those opportunities early, we take the wind out of their sails," said Gilbert, who couldn't hide his frustration after the game. "Instead they hang around and hang around, we get soft, and they capitalize on theirs."

Added Marlies defenceman Jay Harrison: "We're having a little bit of a lack of discipline in the way we play. We have the ability to win a lot of hockey games, but when we get away from the system we've worked on so hard, things go awry rather quickly.

"We didn't do the little things right. We outplay a team, we out-chance a team, but we didn't do what we needed to in order to finish ahead of them on the scoreboard. That's all that matters."

Chris Harrington and Kris Newbury scored for the Marlies.

Andrew Ebbett, with two, Danny Bois and Arttu Luttinen had the Senators' goals.

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