B-Sens Weekly

Wednesday, Feb. 11: Binghamton 1, Wilkes-Barre/Scranton 4  
Shots: Binghamton 27, Wilkes-Barre/Scranton 31
PP: Binghamton 0 for 2, Wilkes-Barre/Scranton 1 for 7    
 
Dominik Uher notched a pair of first period goals to help the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins defeat the visiting Binghamton Senators 4-1.
 
Uher scored the game’s first tally 2:31 into the first period when he skated down the left side of Binghamton’s goaltender Scott Greenham and wristed a shot from a tough angle to the back of the net for his sixth tally of the season.  The Penguins made it 2-0 with Uher’s second of the game less than six minutes later when the forward sent a wrist shot from the right wing faceoff circle past Greenham.  Wilkes-Barre/Scranton outshot Binghamton 16-12 in the first 20 minutes to take the two-goal advantage into the intermission break. 
 
Conor Sheary made it 3-0 with a power-play goal just 3:32 into the second off assists from Tom Kostopoulos and Scott Wilson.  Binghamton managed to cut the host’s lead to 3-1 with less than four minutes to play when Aaron Johnson jumped a pass in the neutral zone and beat the Penguin’s Jeff Zatkoff for his first goal in the last 43 games played for the Binghamton captain.  The teams traded nine shots each in the middle frame as the Penguins went into the final break with a 3-1 lead. 
 
Binghamton failed to maintain pressure in Wilkes-Barre/Scranton’s zone through the final 20 minutes of play recording just six shots on goal in the period.  Bobby Farnham put the game out of reach for the B-Sens with less than three minutes to play in regulation as he completed a 2-on-1 rush with Matia Marcantuoni to push the final score to 4-1.  
 
Greenham finished the night with 27 saves on 31 shots to fall to 7-6-2 on the season.     
   
Friday, Feb. 13: Binghamton 3, Lehigh Valley 2 
Shots: Binghamton 32, Lehigh Valley 30
PP: Binghamton 1 for 6, Lehigh Valley 2 for 8 
 
The Binghamton Senators held on for a 3-2 win over the Lehigh Valley Phantoms giving the B-Sens their first victory on the road over their newest division foe.  Peter Mannino stopped 28 of 30 shots faced to guide Binghamton to the win.  
 
Guillaume Lepine opened the scoring 2:12 into the first period with his first American Hockey League goal off an assist from Brad Mills.  Binghamton managed to extend its lead to 2-0 when Matt Puempel knocked home his own rebound past Lehigh Valley’s Rob Zepp for his 12th of the year with less than four minutes to play.  The B-Sens appeared to be heading to the intermission with a two-goal lead but Nick Cousins sent a loose puck past Mannino with just over 1 second remaining making it just a 2-1 Binghamton lead at the break.  
 
A penalty-filled second period allowed a power-play goal from Shane Prince with just 36 seconds remaining which gave the B-Sens a 3-1 lead heading into the final intermission.  
 
Brandon Manning cut Binghamton’s lead to 3-2 with a power-play goal with less than 13 minutes to play in the third; however, Mannino held strong stopping 14 of 15 shots in the final 20 minutes of play to preserve the B-Sens 3-2 win.  
 
Puempel finished with a goal and an assist to lead Binghamton offensively while Zepp stopped 29 of 32 shots faced in the losing effort.
 
Sunday, Feb. 15: Toronto 2, Binghamton 5  
Shots: Toronto 39, Binghamton 35
PP: Toronto 1 for 5, Binghamton 2 for 5 
 
The Binghamton Senators did not disappoint the 8,559 fans at the Canadian Tire Centre as they witnessed the club explode for four goals in the final period to claim a 5-2 win over the Toronto Marlies.  The B-Sens took the first leg of a home-and-home set at each team’s respective National Hockey League affiliate’s arena.  
 
Colin Greening got Binghamton off to a fast start just 27 seconds into the opening frame when he took a feed from Derek Grant behind the net and one-timed it past Antoine Bibeau for his second goal of the year.  Toronto responded just past the three-minute mark when Connor Brown beat B-Sens’ Greenham for his 15th of the year.  The teams went to the first intermission tied 1-1 with Binghamton outshooting the Marlies 14-12. 
 
Toronto managed to control the puck for most of the second frame as they outshot Binghamton 15-4.  However, Greenham made clutch save after clutch save to keep the game even through 40 minutes. 
 
With an early power-play chance in the third period, the B-Sens took a 2-1 lead off of Carter Camper’s seventh tally of the year just over two minutes into the frame.  Binghamton doubled its lead to 3-1 with less than six minutes to play as Jean-Gabriel Pageau completed a great short-handed rush with Buddy Robinson and Chris Wideman for his second short-handed marker and ninth overall on the year.  Toronto responded just seven seconds later when Ryan Rupert grabbed his sixth of the season off a cross-ice feed from Brown to make it 3-2.  Binghamton needed less than three minutes to regain their two-goal cushion as Cole Schneider completed a tic-tac-toe sequence on the power play between Wideman and Puempel.  With just under 1:10 to play in the period, the B-Sens put the game out of reach when Pageau grabbed his second short-handed goal on an open net to push the final score to 5-2.
 
Greenham stopped 37 of 39 shots faced to earn his eighth victory of the year while Bibeau allowed four goals on 34 shots faced to fall to 8-8-5 for the season.
  
Monday, Feb. 16: Binghamton 4, Toronto 5  
Shots: Binghamton 26, Toronto 31
PP: Binghamton 1 for 4, Toronto 0 for 6 
 
The Binghamton Senators fell 5-4 to the Toronto Marlies in their final matchup of the season.
 
Sam Carrick opened up the scoring 6:16 into the first period on a shorthanded goal with an assist from Eric Knodel.  Binghamton evened the score at the 12-minute mark of the frame when Schneider sent a puck towards the Marlies crease from the corner boards that caught a defenders skate giving him his 16th of the year.  The B-Sens grabbed the 2-1 lead with just over two minutes remaining when Garrett Thompson redirected a feed from Darren Kramer past Christopher Gibson for his fourth tally of the year.  Each team recorded nine shots on goal in the opening 20 minutes of play with Binghamton taking the one-goal lead into the first intermission.
 
Toronto struck just 36 seconds into the middle period to even the score 2-2 when Josh Leivo put home a rebounded puck off an initial save by Mannino for his sixth of the year.  The Marlies took their first lead of the night with a delayed penalty call coming against the Sens.  With Gibson on the bench in favor of the sixth-attacker, Troy Bodie found Rupert on the backside of the crease and beat Mannino for his first of the night.  Toronto made it 4-2 with less than five minutes to play in the period off of Rupert’s second of the game to take the two-goal lead into the final intermission. 
 
The B-Sens managed to tie up the game 4-4 following two goals that came 33 seconds apart. The first goal was from Derek Grant on a power-play opportunity. Alex Grant sent a hard shot from the blue line right to Derek Grant who was waiting to tip the drive in past Gibson for this 16th goal of the season. The second came after Puempel dumped the puck behind the Marlies net. Puempel turned and found an open Pageau on the crease who buried it for his 11th of the season.  Just shy of the midway point, Carrick knocked home a loose puck to push the score to 5-4. 
 
Toronto held on for the victory with Gibson finishing the night with 22 saves picking up his 12th victory of the year. Mannino finished with 26 saves to move to 3-6-2 for the year in his 13th appearance in net.
 
THIS WEEK…
 
Wednesday, Feb. 18 @ Lehigh Valley Phantoms (Philadelphia Flyers) – 7:05p.m.
 
Friday, Feb. 20 vs. Hershey Bears (Washington Capitals) – 7:05p.m. 
 
Saturday, Feb. 21 @ Syracuse Crunch (Tampa Bay Lightning) – 7:00p.m.  
        
PROMOTIONS… 
 
The B-Sens have partnered with the Mental Health Association of the Southern Tier (MHAST) and DIFD (Do It For Daron) for Power to the Purple Night this Friday, February 20, when they host the Hershey Bears at 7:05p.m.  All fans are encouraged to wear purple to the game in support of youth mental health.
 
Mention ordering code “DIFD” when purchasing and receive just $15 tickets!  To purchase tickets call (607)722-SENS (7367) or visit the B-Sens Executive Office located on the third floor of the Floyd L. Maines Veterans Memorial Arena.  $2 from every ticket sold through this offer will go directly to MHAST to help support their programs enhancing youth mental health.  
 
During the game fans can stop by the DIFD Raffle Ticket Table on the front concourse to enter into the FREE JERSEY RAFFLE for the Special DIFD-themed jerseys worn by the players February 15 in Ottawa as well as during the game that night.  No purchase is necessary; just wear purple to show your support for youth mental health. 
 
Select players will have their jerseys auctioned off online with bids being accepted until February 22 at noon.  Visit stores.ebay.com/Binghamton-Senators-Team-Shop or go to bsens.com, scroll over to the shop link and click on eBay auctions.  Bids will start at $299.99.  All proceeds from the online auction will be donated to MHAST.  Special thanks to Sunstream Corporation and Bothar Construction for generously donating the DIFD-themed jerseys.   
 
At the conclusion of the game all fans in attendance that are wearing purple are invited down to the ice to form the shape of a heart.  A commemorative photo will be taken by JustSports Photography.
 
Representatives from the Binghamton Mets will also be in attendance Friday night with information regarding the upcoming season as well as a chance for fans to have their picture taken with the Balfour Eastern League Championship Trophy.  Stop by their table on the front Arena course.  
 
SENS SNIPPETS… 
 
Forward Jean-Gabriel Pageau leads the entire American Hockey League with four shorthanded points while sharing the league-lead with three shorthanded goals in just 27 games played this season.  
 
Shane Prince was recalled by the Ottawa Senators following Sunday’s 5-2 victory over the Toronto Marlies at the Canadian Tire Centre in Ottawa and made his National Hockey League debut with the Senators Monday versus the Carolina Hurricanes.  Prince wore number 10 with the parent club while notching his first NHL point with an assist on Erik Condra’s first period goal.  
 
PRACTICE SCHEDULE (Practice times and locations are subject to change) …
 
Wednesday, Feb. 18    10:00a.m. – On Ice at Floyd L. Maines Arena
                                       2:00p.m. – Bus Departs for Lehigh Valley
                                       7:05p.m. – B-Sens @ Lehigh Valley
 
Thursday, Feb. 19        11:00a.m. – On Ice at Floyd L. Maines Arena  
 
Friday, Feb. 20             10:00a.m. – On Ice at Floyd L. Maines Arena  
                                       7:05p.m. – B-Sens vs. Hershey
           
Saturday, Feb. 21        10:30a.m. – On Ice at Floyd L. Maines Arena
                                      3:30p.m. – Bus Departs for Syracuse
                                      7:00p.m. – B-Sens @ Syracuse
 
Sunday, Feb. 22          OFF – NO MEDIA AVAILABILITY 
          
Monday, Feb. 23         10:30a.m. – On Ice at Floyd L. Maines Arena
 
Tuesday, Feb. 24        10:30a.m. – On Ice at Floyd L. Maines Arena
                                        6-8p.m. – Celebrity Bartending- Wideman & New
                                                         Enfield’s Restaurant in Endwell  
 
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For more information, please contact:
Joe Battaglini, Director of Media & Community Relations, 607-722-7367
 
 

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