B-Sens Weekly

Friday, Dec. 5: Binghamton 4, Rochester 1
Shots: Binghamton 28, Rochester 30
PP: Binghamton 2 for 4, Rochester 0 for 4    

Binghamton continued its win streak this past Friday with a 4-1 victory over its host Rochester Americans.  The         B-Sens power play converted twice while Scott Greenham turned aside 29 of 30 shots to give Binghamton its fifth win in six games played.  

Following a scoreless first period, Cole Schneider, who led the team with two points, gave Binghamton the lead 9:14 into the second period off assists from Ryan Dzingel and Jean-Gabriel Pageau.  Derek Grant and the power-play unit made it 2-0 when Grant redirected a shot from Alex Grant past the Amerks Nathan Lieuwen just shy of the 12-minute mark of the period.  Less than two minutes later, Johan Larsson cut the lead to 2-1 taking a feed from Mikhail Grigorenko and beating Greenham for his sixth goal of the season.  

Binghamton regained its two-goal lead 2:42 into the third period when Max McCormick recorded his third tally of the year before Pageau completed an acrobatic move on the power play to give the B-Sens the 4-1 victory.  

Ten different skaters recorded a point for Binghamton which picked up its third consecutive win.   

Saturday, Dec. 6: Adirondack 3, Binghamton 5
Shots: Adirondack 27, Binghamton 30
PP: Adirondack 0 for 4, Binghamton 1 for 2  

Binghamton remained in the win column with a 5-3 home victory over the Adirondack Flames on the Annual Teddy Bear Toss Night.  Chris Driedger made his second start in net stopping 24 of 27 Flames chances to guide the B-Sens to its fourth straight win.  

Adirondack opened the scoring 11:05 into the first period when Patrick Sieloff beat Driedger over the glove hand for his first of the season.  Binghamton drew the score even less than three minutes later on Fredrik Claesson’s first of the year which sent teddy bears onto the home ice.  The B-Sens managed to take a 2-1 lead into the first intermission after Matt Puempel’s first of the night.  Puempel skated up the right side of the ice beating his defender before flipping the puck past Thiessen for his sixth of the year.

The Flames tied the game 2-2 just past the 12 minute mark of the middle frame off Bryce Van Brabant’s first of two goals.  Buddy Robinson regained the lead for Binghamton with less than four minutes to play in the second.  Derek Grant intercepted an Adirondack pass and found a streaking Robinson who made one move and backhanded the puck past Thiessen for his third of the year.  Van Brabant once again evened the score when he beat Driedger with less than 30 seconds to play in the period making it 3-3.  Binghamton was awarded a late power-play opportunity when Corey Potter was whistled for interference with 10 seconds left in the second.  With just 2.5 seconds showing on the clock, Puempel sent a laser to the back of the net to give the hosts a 4-3 advantage heading into the final period of regulation.  

Binghamton controlled the puck for the majority of the third holding the Flames to just eight shots on goal over the final 20 minutes of play.  Danny Hobbs made it a 5-3 lead at the 10 minute mark of the frame and the B-Sens held on for its sixth win in the past seven games.  

Thiessen finished with 25 saves on 30 shots faced in the losing effort.   

Sunday, Dec. 7: Binghamton 2, Hartford 4
Shots: Binghamton 47, Hartford 35
PP: Binghamton 0 for 4, Hartford 1 for 1  

The Binghamton Senators fell 4-2 Sunday afternoon in Hartford as the Wolf Pack ended the team’s season-long win streak at four games.  Mackenzie Skapski turned aside 43 of 45 Binghamton shots to give Hartford the win. 

Hartford opened the scoring just 1:20 into the contest on a power-play goal from Chris Bourque who beat Greenham from the slot for his ninth tally of the year.  Schneider evened the score at 1-1 when he knocked home a rebound in front of Skapski with just over 11 minutes to play in the opening frame.  Danny Kristo gave the Wolf Pack the 2-1 lead heading into intermission with his seventh of the year at 11:48 of the period. 

Dallas Jackson made it 3-1 Hartford just shy of the nine-minute mark in the second before Kristo notched his second of the night less than one minute later to open the home team’s lead.  Despite Binghamton outshooting Hartford 21-15 in the second, the Wolf Pack used its two second period tallies for a 4-1 lead heading into the final intermission.  

Binghamton shrunk the Wolf Pack’s lead to 4-2 just 13 seconds into the final frame when Fredrik Claesson sent a puck towards the goal mouth that maneuvered through traffic and into the back of the net.  Skapski turned aside the final 14 B-Sens shots on goal to preserve the Hartford victory.

Record: 11-9-2-1 (25 points)

Standings: The B-Sens earned victories in two of three games played this past week to keep pace with the top two teams in the East Division and remain in sole possession of third place.  Wilkes-Barre/Scranton (14-9-1-1, 30 points) remains in first having played two more games than Binghamton.  Hershey (13-9-1-1, 29 points) trails the Penguins by just two points with a game in hand.  Lehigh Valley (10-9-2-1, 23 points) sits in fourth place while Norfolk (9-15-0-0, 18 points) remains in fifth having lost seven of its past 10 games.           


Friday, Dec. 12 vs. Lehigh Valley (Philadelphia Phantoms) – 7:05p.m.   
Saturday, Dec. 13 vs. Hershey Bears (Washington Capitals) – 7:00p.m.


Binghamton hosts the Lehigh Valley Phantoms this Friday at 7:05p.m. for Wild, Wild West Night.  Fans can enjoy concourse displays as well as characters dressed in Old West themed garb courtesy of Shadows of the Old West.  

Friday is also KIDS FREE FRIDAY courtesy of McDonalds where kids receive a FREE ticket with the purchase of a full-priced adult ticket.  Fans can stop by participating McDonald’s in the Southern Tier area to pick up their special KIDS FREE FRIDAY coupon.  Fans may also present a McDonald’s receipt at the time of purchase to receive a FREE kids ticket.  This deal is only valid at the B-Sens Executive Office located on the third floor of the Floyd L. Maines Veterans Memorial Arena during regular business hours.

Matthews Rewards Card members can save $3 per ticket when presenting their card at the time of purchase.  This offer is available at either the Arena Box Office or the B-Sens Executive Office.

Friday is also CSEA Member Discount Night where CSEA members can show their cards at the time of purchase and receive $16.50 side seats or $15.50 end seats.  This offer is available at either the Arena Box Office or the B-Sens Executive Office.

Fans can also save money with the Friday 2 Pak.  Receive two tickets (sections 6-10), two hotdogs and two small sodas all for just $32.  This offer is only valid at the B-Sens Executive Office.      

Binghamton’s Cole Schneider has recorded points in six consecutive games (five goals, three assists).  Schneider, playing in his third full season with the B-Sens, has 18 points (nine goals, nine assists) in 22 games played this season.  

Defensemen Alex Grant has assists in five straight games.  Grant, who was dealt to Binghamton from Norfolk last season, has two goals and 10 assists in 23 games with the B-Sens this season.  

Rookie goaltender Chris Driedger has won each of his two starts in net this season for Binghamton.  Driedger, 20, has allowed three goals in each outing and sports a 0.891 save-percentage.     

PRACTICE SCHEDULE (Practice times and locations are subject to change) …

Wednesday, Dec. 10    10:30a.m. – On ice at Floyd L. Maines Arena
Thursday, Dec. 11       10:30a.m. – On ice at Floyd L. Maines Arena 

Friday, Dec. 12            10:00a.m. – On ice at Floyd L. Maines Arena
                      7:05p.m. – Binghamton vs. Lehigh Valley  
Saturday, Dec. 13     10:30a.m. – On ice at Floyd L. Maines Arena 
                                      1:30p.m. – Bus Departs for Hershey
                                      7:00p.m. – Binghamton @ Hershey 

Monday, Dec. 15    10:30a.m. – On ice at Floyd L. Maines Arena 
                                       6-8p.m. – Booster Club Christmas Party
                       Atrio Restaurant – Endwell  

Tuesday, Dec. 16      10:30a.m. – On ice at Floyd L. Maines Arena
Wednesday, Dec. 17 10:00a.m. – On ice at Floyd L. Maines Arena
            2:15p.m. – Bus Departs for Lehigh Valley 
            7:05p.m. – Binghamton @ Lehigh Valley 

For more information, please contact:
Joe Battaglini, Director of Media Relations, 607-722-7367

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