Friday, Oct. 18: Binghamton 6, Syracuse 2
Shots: Binghamton 20, Syracuse 42
PP: Binghamton 1 for 3, Syracuse 2 for 5
The Binghamton Senators traveled up Interstate 81 Friday night for the first of five games to be played at Syracuse’s War Memorial Arena. Although shots favored the Crunch 42 to 20, the B-Sens handed the home team a 6-2 loss backstopped by a stellar 40 save performance from goaltender Nathan Lawson.
Mike Hoffman started the night for the B-Sens with their lone power-play goal of the night 7:05 into the opening period, his first of two goals on the evening. Buddy Robinson, Wacey Hamilton, Andre Petersson and Matt Puempel also added goals for Binghamton while Chris Wideman chipped in three assists.
Nikita Kucherov and Vladislav Namestnikov each had a goal and an assist for the home team.
Cedrick Desjardins turned away 14 of 20 Binghamtons chances while dropping to 0-2 on the season. Lawson earned his second victory of the season allowing only two goals on 42 Crunch shots.
Saturday, Oct. 19: Syracuse 4, Binghamton 1
Shots: Syracuse 32, Binghamton 27
PP: Syracuse 1 for 6, Binghamton 1 for 3
Saturday night brought Syracuse down to the Veterans Memorial Arena for the second game of a home-and-home series with Binghamton. Sparked by three unanswered final period goals, the Crunch pulled off 4-1 victory.
Artem Sergeev, Vladislav Namestnikov, Nikita Kucherov and Cedric Paquette scored for Syracuse while Shane Prince managed the lone goal of the evening for the home team. Wideman and Petersson picked up the helpers on Prince’s tally.
Riku Helenius stopped 26 of 27 B-Sens shots to earn his second win of the year while Lawson suffered his first loss of the season in a 28 save performance.
Sunday, Oct. 20: Binghamton 6, Bridgeport 5 (OT)
Shots: Binghamton 27, Bridgeport 33
PP: Binghamton 4 for 4, Bridgeport 1 for 7
Mike Hoffman’s power-play goal with 00:44 remaining in overtime lifted the B-Sens 6-5 over Bridgeport Sunday. Andrew Hammond picked up his first win of the year stopping 26 of 31 Sound Tiger shots in regulation before going two for two in save opportunities during the extra period.
Troy Rutkowski scored his first American Hockey League goal to start the B-Sens power play unit off to a great evening. Cole Schneider scored his first and second goals of the 2013-2014 season back-to-back in the second period while Mika Zibanejad posted three points for the day with a goal and two assists. Prince and defenseman Cody Ceci both added two assists for Binghamton.
The Sound Tigers were led by winger John Persson who finished the day with two goals and one assist. Bridgeport also received goals from Ryan Strome, Mike Halmo and Johan Sundstrom.
Anders Nilsson started the afternoon between the pipes for Bridgeport before surrendering three goals in the first period. Kenny Reiter took over goaltending responsibilites to start the second period making 14 saves on 17 shots faced.
Standings: The B-Sens are currently tied with the Norfolk Admrials for second place in the Eastern Conference. They trail Wilkes-Barre/ Scranton Penguins, who are a perfect 6-0-0-0, by four points.
Friday, Oct. 25 vs. Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins (Pittsburgh Penguins) – 7:05 p.m.
The Senators will welcome East Division rival the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins to the Broome County Veterans Memorial Arena for the first of eight games this season.
Wilkes-Barre/Scranton currently leads the league with 12 points and a perfect 6-0-0-0 record.
Forward Brian Gibbons leads the Penguins with 11 points through six games (4 goals, 7 assists) while forward Andrew Ebbett and defenseman Brendan Mikkelson are tied for second with seven points apiece.
Saturday, Oct. 26 vs. Adirondack Phantoms (Philadelphia Flyers) – 7:05 p.m.
Saturday night the B-Sens will host the Adirondack Phantoms in a 7:05 p.m. matchup. This will be the first of six meetings between the two teams this season. The Phantoms currently sit in fourth place in the Northeast Division with a 1-3-0-2 record.
Rob Bordson leads Adirondack through six games with four goals scored. He is tied for the team lead in points with Nick Cousins, Bruno Gervais, Jason Akeson and Petr Straka with five. Goaltender Reto Berra has appeared in every game this season for the Phantoms posting a 3-2-1 record and a 0.923 save percentage.
Promotions: Binghamton will hold Outdoorsman Night this Friday, October 25, when they host the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins. Fans in attendance are encouraged to wear camouflage. There will be a drawing during the game for two tents courtesy of Johnson Outdoors, as well as a drawing for a $50.00 Dick’s Sporting Good Gift Certificate. Friday night will also be New York Lottery night as the first 500 fans (18 and over) will receive Buy-One-Get-One coupons good for New York State Lottery scratch-offs.
Fans who present their Price Chopper AdvantEdge Card at either the Binghamton Senators Executive Office or Arena Box Office will receive $4.00 off the face value of their ticket.
Saturday will be both a Halloween Celebration and our annual Season Ticket Holder Party postgame on the concourse. Fans are encouraged to put on their best get-ups for the Costume Contest which will be held during 2nd intermission. Other Halloween festivities include a Guess the Weight-Pumkin Contest, a magician performing on the concourse and Trick or Treating around the arena for the kids. Masterpiece will be performing a pregame concert for fans in attendance starting at 6:00 p.m. and entertaining guests of the Season Ticket Holder Party postgame.
Saturday is also AAA Member Night at the B-Sens. Present your AAA Membership card at either the Binghamton Senators Executive Office or the Arena Box Office and receive $4.00 off your ticket.
Forward Mike Hoffman turned in a five point weekend registering two goals in Friday’s win over the Crunch along with two goals and an assist in Sunday’s overtime win versus Bridgeport.
Rookie Defensemen Troy Rutkowski scored his first AHL goal Sunday versus Bridgeport. Rutkowski’s power-play goal was the first of four man advantage markers.
Forward Mika Zibanejad, who was recalled to the Ottawa Senators October 22, had four assists and a goal in the three games played this past weekend.
PRACTICE SCHEDULE (Practice times and locations are subject to change) …
Wednesday, Oct. 23 10:30 a.m. – On Ice at Arena
1:30 p.m. Pucks 4 Paws Calendar Shoot
Thursday, Oct. 24 10:30 a.m. – On Ice at Arena
Friday, Oct. 25 10:00 a.m. – On Ice at Arena
7:05 p.m. – Binghamton vs. WBS
Saturday, Oct. 26 10:30 a.m. – On ice at Arena
7:05 p.m. – Binghamton vs. Adirondack
Sunday, Oct. 27 DAY OFF – NO MEDIA AVAILABILITY
Monday, Oct. 28 10:30 a.m. – On Ice at Arena
6:00 p.m. – Meet the Players Dinner
Tuesday, Oct. 29 10:30 a.m. – On Ice at Arena
Wednesday, Oct. 30 10:30 a.m. – On ice at Arena
For more information, please contact:
Joe Battaglini, Director of Media Relations, 607-722-7367