Friday, Dec. 17: Syracuse 0, Binghamton 7
Shots: Syracuse 25, Binghamton 37
PP: Syracuse 0 for 3, Binghamton 3 for 4
Three power play goals and a 25 save performance from Robin Lehner helped propel the B-Sens to a 7-0 shutout over their I-81 rival, the Syracuse Crunch. Seven different Binghamton players found the back of the Crunch net: Bobby Butler, Erik Condra, Kaspars Daugavins, Colin Greening, Jim O’Brien, Zack Smith and Roman Wick. O’Brien earned first star honors, as he also earned two assists in the game. The shutout was Lehner’s second of the season.
Saturday, Dec. 18: Charlotte 4, Binghamton 2
Shots: Charlotte 40, Binghamton 32
PP: Charlotte 2 for 6, Binghamton 0 for 5
Three third period goals pushed Charlotte past the B-Sens Saturday night at the Broome County Veterans Memorial Arena. Jon Matsumoto led the charge for the Checkers scoring a pair of Charlotte’s four goals. Colin Greening scored both goals for Binghamton, while Barry Brust returned to goal for Binghamton turning away 36 of the 40 shots he faced.
Sunday, Dec. 19: Binghamton 3, Rochester 2
Shots: Binghamton 34, Rochester 33
PP: Binghamton 0 for 4, Rochester 0 for 3
The B-Sens kicked off their Christmas vacation with a win over the Amerks at the Blue Cross Arena in Rochester. Robin Lehner stopped 31 of 33 Rochester shots faced to help lead the B-Sens to victory. All three Binghamton goals came in the first period of play. Colin Greening, Kaspars Daugavins and David Hale scored for the B-Sens, while Scott Timmins and Triston Grant scored for the Amerks.
Standings:The B-Sens are fifth place in the East Division (32 points).
Sunday, Dec. 26 vs. Adirondack Phantoms (Philadelphia Flyers)
The B-Sens welcome the Adirondack Phantoms back to town for their lone game of Christmas week. The Phantoms roster features former B-Sens captain Denis Hamel. Hamel has averaged nearly a point per game with Adirondack scoring 11 goals and adding eight assists for 19 points in 20 games played. The game in Binghamton will mark for the first for Joe Paterson as head coach of the Phantoms. Paterson, named new head coach this week, began the 2010-11 season scouting for the Atlanta Thrashers. In two games against Adirondack this season, the B-Sens are 2-0 and have outscored the Phantoms 12 to 4. The Phantoms coast into Binghamton riding a two-game win streak. Saturday, Dec. 17 Adirondack defeated Hershey 3-1, and Sunday, Dec. 18 they ousted Abbotsford 2-1.
Promotions: All fans in attendance of Sunday’s game will receive a B-Sens team poster. There will also be a post-game, on-ice autograph session with B-Sens players.
Rookie B-Sens forward Colin Greening is riding a hot streak, scoring points in three straight games. Greening scored the game winning goal Friday in the B-Sens 7-0 shutout over the Syracuse Crunch. Saturday the product of Cornell University had his second multi-point performance of the season scoring the only two goals in Binghamton’s 4-2 loss to Charlotte. He also added a goal Sunday in Binghamton’s 3-2 win over Rochester.
Defenseman David Hale’s game-winning goal scored in Rochester on Sunday was his first of the season and his first as a B-Sen. Hale also scored a goal for the B-Sens National Hockey League affiliate Ottawa Senators on Nov. 4 in their 4-1 win over the New York Islanders, which also proved to be a game-winner.
For the first time in the 2010-11 season, goaltender Robin Lehner won two straight games; Friday versus Syracuse and Sunday versus the Amerks. His 7-0 shutout over the Crunch Friday night at the Broome County Veterans Memorial Arena moved him into a tie with Mike Brodeur for eighth place among B-Sens all-time leaders in shutouts. Lehner is currently with Sweden’s national junior team for the 2011 IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship set to take place in Buffalo, N.Y. from Dec. 26 to Jan. 5.
B-SENS BRINGING IT HOME TO THE COMMUNITY…
The Senators have been busy during the month of December raising money for a variety of charitable causes, including the Children’s Home, Family Enrichment Network’s Adopt-A-Family holiday program, the Magic Paintbrush Project, Toys for Tots of Broome County, the Royal Ottawa Foundation for Mental Health and the Mental Health Association of the Southern Tier. In all, the events the B-Sens players, coaches, wives and staff have participated in have raised nearly $20,000 for the charitable causes. The B-Sens wish to thank their fans for their continued generosity and wish everyone a happy and healthy holiday season.
PRACTICE SCHEDULE (Times are subject to change) …
Thursday, Dec. 23
CHRISTMAS BREAK – NO MEDIA AVAILABILITY
Friday, Dec. 24
CHRISTMAS BREAK – NO MEDIA AVAILABILITY
Saturday, Dec. 25
7 p.m. practice – Broome County Veterans Memorial Arena
Sunday, Dec. 26
7:05 p.m. game versus Rochester Americans
Monday, Dec. 27
10:15 a.m. practice – Broome Community College Ice Center
901 Front Street, Binghamton, N.Y.
Tuesday, Dec. 28
2 p.m. bus departs for Hershey
7 p.m. game versus Hershey Bears
Giant Center, 550 Hershey Park Drive, Hershey, P.A.
-Go B-Sens Go-