Friday, Nov. 5: Binghamton 2, Hamilton 5
Shots: Binghamton 25, Hamilton 39
PP: Binghamton 1 for 2, Hamilton 0 for 4
Two empty net goals in the final minute of play, sealed the fate of the B-Sens Friday night as the Hamilton Bulldogs went on to win 5-2 in front of a crowd of 13,267 at the Bell Centre in Montreal. It was the B-Sens’ first loss against the Bulldogs at the Bell Centre. Forward Jim O’Brien and defenseman Andre Benoit each scored for the B-Sens. Robin Lehner manned the Binghamton net making 34 saves before being pulled in favor of the extra attacker. Bulldogs forward Aaron Palushaj put forth a multi-point performance, recording two assists, including a helper on Yannick Weber’s game winning goal.
Saturday, Nov. 6: Adirondack 3, Binghamton 7
Shots: Adirondack 40, Binghamton 36
PP: Adirondack 2 for 6, Binghamton 1 for 6
Saturday marked the return of former B-Sens captain Denis Hamel and the Adirondack Phantoms. Although “Hammer” tallied two goals in the contest, the B-Sens cruised past the Phantoms 7-3. Five different Binghamton players would put forth multi-point performances in the contest; Bobby Butler (one goal, two assists), Kaspars Daugavins (two assists), Colin Greening (one goal, two assists), Ryan Keller (two goals) and Corey Locke (one goal, three assists). Defenseman Craig Schira and forward Mike Hoffman also tallied goals for the B-Sens. Hoffman’s was his first as a pro. Barry Brust tended goal, turning away 37 of 40 shots.
Sunday, Nov. 7: Syracuse 0, Binghamton 5
Shots: Syracuse 33, Binghamton 37
PP: Syracuse 0 for 4, Binghamton 2 for 5
The B-Sens completed a stretch of three games in three nights with a commanding 5-0 shutout victory over the Syracuse Crunch Sunday evening. Jim O’Brien tallied a pair of goals, while rookie forward Bobby Butler net his first hat trick as a pro. Following a four point effort Saturday, forward Corey Locke added another three points earning an assist on all three of Butler’s goals. Robin Lehner earned the nod in goal, and the W, making 33 saves.
Standings:The B-Sens are currently tied with the Norfolk Admirals for 3rd place in the East Division (14 points).
Wednesday, Nov. 10 vs. Rochester Americans (Florida Panthers)
The B-Sens welcome the Amerks to town Wednesday night in the first of eight meetings between the intra-division rivals. The Amerks are currently tied for third overall in the North Division with a record of 7-6-1-0 (15 points). Forward Michal Repik leads the league in assists with 16. Repik also leads all Rochester players in points with 19 (three goals, 16 assists) in 14 games. Former B-Sens’ defenseman Paul Baier returns to the Broome County Veterans Memorial Arena in the red, white and blue. In nine games with the Amerks Baier has recorded two assists, is a plus-two and has amassed 17 penalty minutes.
Friday, Nov. 12 @ Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins (Pittsburgh Penguins)
The B-Sens make the trek down to Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza this Friday to take on the East Division leading Penguins (10-1-0-0, 20 points). The teams last met Oct. 23 in Wilkes-Barre where they B-Sens fell in the shootout 2-1. Corey Locke scored the lone goal in regulation for the B-Sens. Pens forwards Dustin Jeffrey and Joe Vitale are tied for first in the league in shorthanded goals with a pair apiece. The Penguins goaltending duo of John Curry and Brad Thiessen were recently honored as co-winners of the Reebok/AHL Goaltender of the Month for the month of October. Curry and Thiessen combined for a record of 8-0-0-0, 1.84 goals-against average and .935 save percentage.
Saturday, Nov. 13 vs. Toronto Marlies (Toronto Maple Leafs)
The B-Sens welcome Binghamton native Jerry D’Amigo and the Toronto Marlies to town Saturday. The Marlies (4-6-0-2, 10 points) are looking to move out of the basement of the North Division. The team is in the midst of a stretch of ten road games. They enter this week having earned six out of a possible eight points over their last four games. Center Nazem Kadri currently leads the Marlies in points with 11 (five goals, six assists) in 12 games.
Promotions: The first 2,500 fans in attendance receive a B-Sens hat courtesy of Roberts Eyecare Associates.
The B-Sens will be selling special commemorative Jerry D’Amigo t-shirts at their merchandise stand on the main concourse of the Arena. Shirts range in cost from $16 to $18.
Tickets for Saturday’s game are selling quickly! Fans are encouraged to purchase tickets in advance of the game. Tickets are $17.75 for side seating, $16.75 for end seating. Fans can purchase tickets at www.ticketmaster.com, by phone at 1-800-745-3000 or in person at the Binghamton Senators’ executive office or the Broome County Veterans Memorial Arena box office.
Sunday, Nov. 14 @ Hershey Bears (Washington Capitals)
The B-Sens complete a stretch of four games in five nights as they hit the road for Hershey this Sunday looking for redemption after falling to the Bears 7-1 at the Broome County Veterans Memorial Arena on Oct. 15. The Bears enter the week tied for fifth place in the East Division with a record of 6-4-0-1 (13 points). Bears forward Brian Willsie currently leads the league in first goals, having scored four first goals for Hershey. The Bears enter the week without top goaltender Braden Holtby, who is currently on recall to Washington. In five games with Hershey, Holtby holds a record of 4-0-1, a stingy 1.97 goals-against average and a .933 save percentage.
B-Sens center Corey Locke earned the B-Sens nomination for Reebok/AHL Player of the Week for the week ending Nov. 8. In three games last week Locke recorded eight points, including a four-point performance Saturday versus Adirondack (one goal, three assists) and a three-point performance Sunday versus Syracuse (three assists). The Toronto native currently leads the B-Sens in points with 18 (four goals, 14 assists) in 12 games played. He is also leading the team in power play points with 10 (two goals, eight assists). Locke is currently in the midst of a six game point streak and a five game assist scoring streak.
Rookie forward Bobby Butler also had an impressive weekend, recording seven points in three games. Butler had back-to-back three-point performances. Saturday versus Adirondack the Marlborough, Mass. native notched one goal and two assists. Sunday versus Syracuse he recorded his first professional hat trick in a 5-0 B-Sens victory over the Crunch. Butler currently ranks second overall among all American Hockey League rookies in scoring with 14 points (nine goals, five assists).
B-Sens forward Mike Hoffman recorded his first professional goal on Saturday versus Adirondack.
B-SENS BRINGING IT HOME TO THE COMMUNITY…
Have you heard about the Binghamton Senators 7th Man Program? The B-Sens have teamed up with the Magic Paintbrush Project for this special program which increases access for families and individuals with special needs in the Southern Tier community, enabling them to actively participate in the B-Sens hockey experience. For each B-Sens home game, one lucky family receives four tickets to the game, with a special concierge assigned to assist the family and provide accessibility support. Each family is visited by the B-Sens mascot Max and has the opportunity to meet and greet a player post game (schedule permitting). If you or someone you know would be interested in participating in the 7th Man Program please contact the Magic Paintbrush Project at 607-729-5059.
PRACTICE SCHEDULE (Times are subject to change) …
Wednesday, Nov. 10
7:05 p.m. game vs. Rochester Americans
Thursday, Nov. 11
10:15 a.m. practice – Broome County Veterans Memorial Arena
Friday, Nov. 12
3:30 p.m. bus departs
7:05 p.m. game at Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins
Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza, 255 Highland Park Blvd., Wilkes-Barre, P.A.
Saturday, Nov. 13
7:05 p.m. game vs. Toronto Marlies
Sunday, Nov. 14
12 p.m. bus departs
5:05 p.m. game at Hershey Bears
Giant Center, 550 East Hershey Park Drive, Hershey, P.A.
Monday, Nov. 15
DAY OFF – NO MEDIA AVAILABILITY
Tuesday, Nov. 16
10:15 a.m. practice – Broome County Veterans Memorial Arena
-Go B-Sens Go-