Friday, Dec. 18: Binghamton 1, Norfolk 3
Shots: Binghamton 26, Norfolk 34
PP: Binghamton 1 for 3, Norfolk 0 for 1
The B-Sens failed to put together much offensely Friday night in Norfolk as they dropped the first of two games at the Scope in Norfolk, Virginia. Norfolk’s Adam Hall scored two goals, leading the Admirals offense. Veteran defenseman Drew Bannister scored the lone B-Sens goal, while Andy Chiodo stopped 31 of 33 shots faced in net.
Saturday, Dec. 19: Binghamton 5, Norfolk 4
Shots: Binghamton 23, Norfolk 29
PP: Binghamton 1 for 6, Norfolk 2 for 8
The B-Sens came back swinging Saturday night in Norfolk. Derek Smith and Kaspars Daugavins each scored a goal and recorded an assist for two points in the game. Geoff Kinrade, Denis Hamel and Zack Smith would also score for the B-Sens, while Chris Holt made 25 saves in Binghamton’s victory. With the win, the B-Sens jumped one point ahead of Norfolk in the standings to take third place in the East Division.
Standings:The B-Sens are third place in the East division (32 points)
Saturday, Dec. 26 vs. Adirondack Phantoms (Philadelphia Flyers)
The B-Sens welcome the Adirondack Phantoms in a post holiday match. This will be the third of ten meetings between the teams this season. The B-Sens have defeated the Phantoms twice so far, outscoring Adirondack 12-0. Denis Hamel has been the most troublesome B-Sens forward for the Phantoms, scoring four of the 12 Binghamton goals.
Promotions: Fans in attendance of the game will receive B-Sens thunder sticks courtesy of Verizon Wireless.
Sunday, Dec. 27 @ Rochester Americans (Florida Panthers)
Sunday the B-Sens travel to Western New York to take on the Rochester Americans. All-time the B-Sens have the edge on the Amerks holding a record of 30-17-3-4-3, but red-hot Rochester has had Binghamton’s number this year. The Amerks have gone 2-1 versus the B-Sens in three games so far this season and will be seeking redemption after dropping their Nov. 28 match at the Broome County Veterans Memorial Arena 5-0. Martin St. Pierre led the offense versus Rochester in that Nov. 28 match recording a goal and three assists for his second four point game of the season.
Defenseman Derek Smith earned the B-Sens nomination for Reebok/AHL player of the week for the week ending Dec. 20. Smith tallied two points this weekend, one goal and one assist versus the Norfolk Admirals. His goal proved to be the game winner Saturday night at the Scope. D. Smith leads all B-Sens defensemen in scoring with six goals and 12 assists for 18 points in 26 games played. He is a plus-ten and currently has four multi-point games under his belt in the 2009-10 American Hockey League season.
Some familiar faces contributed to the B-Sens parent club Ottawa Senators in their 4-1 victory over the Minnesota Wild Saturday, Dec. 19. Mike Brodeur helped lead the Sens to victory stopping 22 shots for a .957 save percentage. Also, defenseman Erik Karlsson notched his first National Hockey League goal.
The Binghamton Senators are selling tickets for the upcoming Outdoor Classic versus the Syracuse Crunch at the Grandstand at the New York State Fairground on Feb. 20, 2010. Tickets are $30 and $40. Fans can place their orders by calling the Binghamton Senators at 607-722-7367 or by visiting the B-Sens executive offices, located on the third floor of the Broome County Veterans Memorial Arena.
PRACTICE SCHEDULE (Times and venues are subject to change) …
Tuesday, Dec. 22 – Thursday, Dec. 24
Friday, Dec. 25
7 p.m. practice – Broome County Veterans Memorial Arena
Saturday, Dec. 26
10 a.m. practice – BCVMA
7:05 p.m. game versus Adirondack
Sunday, Dec. 27
10 a.m. practice – Chenango Ice Rink
12 p.m. bus departs for Rochester, N.Y.
5:05 p.m. game versus Amerks – Blue Cross Arena
Monday, Dec. 28
10:15 a.m. practice – Broome Community College Ice Centre
-Go B-Sens Go-