Friday, Dec. 3: Binghamton 2, Wilkes-Barre/Scranton 4
Shots: Binghamton 14, Wilkes-Barre/Scranton 29
PP: Binghamton 0 for 4, Wilkes-Barre/Scranton 0 for 4
Last Friday, the B-Sens made their final regular season trip to the Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza. The Penguins outshot the Senators handsomely – 29 to 14 – as they cruised to a 4-2 victory over their I-81 rivals. Chris Collins net two goals, including the game winner for Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, while Joe Vitale and Dustin Jeffrey rounded out the scoring for the East Division leading Penguins. Bobby Butler and Kaspars Daugavins would each score goals for Binghamton. Barry Brust manned the pipes for the B-Sens, making 25 saves.
Saturday, Dec. 4: Binghamton 0, Hershey 4
Shots: Binghamton 26, Hershey 38
PP: Binghamton 0 for 5, Hershey 0 for 3
The B-Sens failed to muster any offense Saturday night at the Giant Center in Hershey, as the Bears shutdown the Senators 4-0. Four different Bears recorded goals in the Hershey victory: Maxime Lacroix, Francois Bouchard, Jay Beagle and Ashton Rome. Robin Lehner started in goal for Binghamton, turning away 34 of 38 shots on goal. His counterpart, Braden Holtby stopped all 26 Binghamton shots faced, on his way to earning his second shutout of the season.
Standings: The B-Sens are fifth place in the East Division (23 points).
Friday, Dec. 10 vs. Albany Devils (New Jersey Devils)
The B-Sens will host the Albany Devils for the first time in the 2010-11 American Hockey League regular season. The teams met for the first time Nov. 27 in Albany, where the B-Sens fell by a score of 4-3. The B-Sens scored two of their three goals against the Devils with the man advantage. The Devils are currently ranked 29 out of 30 AHL teams on the penalty kill having allowed 33 goals in 129 attempts (74.4%). The match-up is very important to both teams, as Albany enters the week trailing the B-Sens in the East Division standings by a single point (11-13-0-0, 22 points).
Saturday, Dec. 11 vs. Rochester Americans (Florida Panthers)
Sunday, Dec. 12 @ Rochester Americans
The B-Sens round out their week with a home-and-home series versus the North Division’s Amerks. The teams met for the first of eight meetings this season back on Nov. 10 – a 6-4 B-Sens loss. Rochester’s leading scorer Michal Repik (4+21=25) notched three points against the Senators scoring a goal and adding two assists in the first match-up between the teams. The Amerks added verteran right wing, Bates Battaglia to the roster today, signing the forward to a professional try-out contract. Battaglia has 202 career American Hockey League points (70+132) in 271 games played.
In case you missed it, B-Sens rookie forward Bobby Butler was named the Reebok/AHL Rookie of the Month for November. In 14 games during a busy month for the B-Sens, Butler scored nine goals – including four game-winners – and added six assists for 15 points along with a plus-6 rating. Butler, currently on recall to Ottawa, is tied for first among all AHL players in goals (15), is ranked first overall in game-winning goals (five), and is first among all AHL rookies in points (15+8=23).
B-SENS BRINGING IT HOME TO THE COMMUNITY…
B-Sens forward Cody Bass has spearheaded two special fundraisers for the B-Sens’ home games Dec. 10 versus the Albany Devils and Dec. 11 versus the Rochester Americans in memory of Ottawa Senators’ assistant coach Luke Richardson’s 14-year-old daughter Daron, who died after trying to commit suicide in the family home.
Saturday, Dec. 11 as the B-Sens host Rochester, a silent auction will be held. Fans have the opportunity to bid on a variety of items at auction tables located on the main concourse of the Broome County Veterans Memorial Arena through the second intermission of the game. Money raised in the auction will be donated to the Royal Ottawa Foundation for Mental Health and the Mental Health Association of the Southern Tier.
Items to be auctioned off include:
- 2009-10 Cody Bass specialty Saint Patrick’s Day jersey
- Team signed platter courtesy of the ClayGround in Vestal, N.Y.
- Full-year, unlimited membership to CNY MMA (Mixed Martial Arts)
- Autographed rock memorabilia
- Original “Hope” painting created at the Magic Paintbrush Project’s 2008-09 Binghamton Senators Paint with the Players event
- Mini computer with custom cover courtesy of Red Barn Computers in Binghamton
Also this weekend, the wives and girlfriends of the Binghamton Senators will be selling candy canes adorned with gift tags autographed by B-Sens players. Candy canes can be purchased for $2 at the wives’ table located on the main concourse of the arena. All proceeds from the candy cane sales will be donated in Daron Richardson’s name to the Royal Ottawa Foundation for Mental Health Youth Program.
PRACTICE SCHEDULE (Times are subject to change) …
Thursday, Dec. 9
9:15 a.m. practice – Broome Community College Ice Center
901 Upper Front St., Binghamton, N.Y.
Friday, Dec. 10
7:05 p.m. game vs. Albany Devils
Saturday, Dec. 11
7:05 p.m. game vs. Rochester Americans
Sunday, Dec. 12
12 p.m. bus departs for Rochester
5:05 p.m. game @ Rochester Americans
Blue Cross Arena, 1 War Memorial Square, Rochester, N.Y.
Monday, Dec. 13
Tuesday, Dec. 14
10:30 a.m. practice – Chenango Ice Rink
614 River Rd., Binghamton, N.Y.
-Go B-Sens Go-