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B-SENS WEEKLY

LAST WEEK…

Friday, Nov. 1: Binghamton 1, Adirondack 3
Shots: Binghamton 38, Adirondack 23
PP: Binghamton 0 for 3, Adirondack 0 for 3

Binghamton traveled to Glens Falls Civic Center looking for redemption after losing to the Phantoms 3-1 at the Broome County Arena the previous Saturday.  The B-Sens managed 38 shots on goal, but Adirondack was still able to walk away with another 3-1 victory. 

Tye McGinn put the puck past Sens starting goaltender Andrew Hammond to start the scoring 2:26 into the opening period off feeds from Ben Holmstrom and Nick Cousins.  McGinn added his second of the game with under a minute and a half to go in the first to send the home team to intermission holding a 2-0 lead. 

Despite managing 15 shots on net for the second consecutive period, Binghamton was not able to get anything to count offensively.  Phantoms goaltender Cal Heeter remained perfect after 40 minutes of play stopping all 30 B-Sens tries and holding the score at 2-0.

Chances proved to be minimal for both squads throughout the final period.  The penalty-kill unit produced the only offense of the night for Binghamton when Jean-Gabriel Pageau, who was recently assigned to the B-Sens from Ottawa, created a turnover deep in Adriondacks defensive zone and found Buddy Robinson to pull the game to 2-1 with just over five minutes remaining.  Phantoms Kris Newbury put the game out of reach for Binghamton when he added an empty-net insurance goal with 45 seconds remaining and sealed the win for the home team.

Andrew Hammond suffered his third loss of the season stopping 20 of 22 Adirondack shots.  Heeter improved to 3-2 squashing 37 of 38 Binghamton tries.   

Saturday, Nov. 2: Binghamton 4, Syracuse 2
Shots: Binghamton 37, Syracuse 39
PP: Binghamton 0 for 4, Syracuse 1 for 5

Saturday the Sens hosted the Syracuse Crunch for the third time this season.  Shane Prince broke a 1-1 tie with 5:37 to go in the second period to put Binghamton on top for good and successfully end the Crunch five-game win streak.  Nathan Lawson returned to the ice after having Friday night off putting together a brilliant 37 save performance to earn his fifth victory of the year.

Mike Hoffman scored his team-leading fifth goal of the season at the 7:31 mark to open the scoring with Cody Ceci and Pageau earning the helpers.  Syracuse drew the game even on Evan Rankin’s power-play goal sending the teams to the locker room tied 1-1. 

Prince put the Sens back on top with just over five minutes remaining in the second after knocking home a rebound from a Pageau shot to break the tie game. With just 10 seconds remaining in the period, Matt Puempel took a great behind the net feed from Pageau stretching Binghamton’s lead to 3-1.

Cole Schneider made it three unanswered scores for Binghamton less than six minutes into the final period putting the hosts in command 4-1.  Nikita Kucherov scored his league-leading eleventh goal of the year 7:38 into the third to cut the lead to 4-2, but that would be as close as they would get. 

Lawson improved to 5-1 on the season with three of the victories coming against the Crunch.  Cedrick Desjardins made 33 saves for Syracuse but dropped to 2-3 on the year with the loss.  Pageau assisted on all four of Binghamton goals giving him five assists in two games since being assigned to the B-Sens by Ottawa on Thursday.    
 
Record: 6-4-0-0

Standings: Binghamton currently sits in fourth place in the East Division with 12 points trailing third place Syracuse by one.  Wilkes-Barre/Scranton and Norfolk sit atop the division with 17 points each.  
    

THIS WEEK…

Friday, Nov. 8 @ Rochester Americans (Buffalo Sabres)– 7:05 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 9 vs. Rochester Americans (Buffalo Sabres)– 7:05 p.m. 

The B-Sens will travel to Rochester Friday night for the first of a home-and-set against the Americans before returning home to host the Amerks on Saturday night; both games are set for 7:05 p.m.  This will be the first two of eight total games played between the teams. 

Rochester currently sits in third place in the North Division with a record of 4-2-1-1 (10 points).  Center Phil Varone leads the Americans with 12 points in eight games played (2 goal, 10 assists) while center Luke Adam’s eight goals lead the team.     

Sunday, Nov. 10 @ Hershey Bears (Washington Capitals) – 5:00 p.m.

Sunday the Senators will faceoff against East Division rival the Hershey Bears for the first of eight meetings this season.  Playing in their third game in as many nights, Binghamton will look to complete their weekend with a divisional victory.

Hershey sits in last place in the East Division with a 2-4-2-1 record (seven points).  Jeff Taffe leads all active Bears offensively with five points (three goals, two assists). 


Promotions: Saturday night’s game versus the Americans will be Military Appreciation Night presented by Lockheed Martin.  All veterans and active duty military members receive a FREE TICKET to the game.  The B-Sens will be wearing special camouflaged-themed jerseys during the contest and auction them off following the game.

Saturday night will also be New York Lottery Night with the first 500 fans 18 years and older receiving Buy-One-Get-One coupons good for the PowerBall drawing.  

SENS SNIPPETS…
 
Forward Jean-Gabriel Pageau was assigned to Binghamton Thursday, October 31.  Playing in two games this past weekend, Pageau assisted on all five goals the B-Sens scored including a four assist performance in Saturday night’s victory over the Crunch.  

Goaltender Nathan Lawson improved to 5-1-0 on the season with a 37 save performance versus Syracuse on Saturday.  In his three victories over the Crunch this season, Lawson has a 2.31 goals-against average and a .940 save percentage.           
 
PRACTICE SCHEDULE (Practice times and locations are subject to change) …

Wednesday, Nov. 6   10:30 a.m. – On Ice at Broome County Arena
                                 6:00 p.m. – Lockheed Martin Dinner
                                 7:30 p.m. – Booster Club Meeting
   
Thursday, Nov. 7       10:30 a.m. – On Ice at Broome County Arena

Friday, Nov. 8            10:00 a.m. – On Ice at Broome County Arena 
                                 2:00 p.m. – Bus departs for Rochester
                                 7:05 p.m. – Binghamton @ Rochester
                                              Blue Cross Arena, Rochester NY  

Saturday, Nov. 9       10:30 a.m. – On ice at Broome County Arena
                                7:05 p.m. – Binghamton vs. Rochester
                                        Broome County Veterans Memorial Arena

Sunday, Nov. 10       11:30 a.m. – Bus Departs for Hershey
                                5:00 p.m. – Binghamton @ Hershey 
                                                Giant Center, Hershey PA
 
Monday, Nov. 11           OFF – NO MEDIA AVAILABILITY  

Tuesday, Nov. 12      10:30 a.m. – On Ice at Broome County Arena
                                4:45 p.m. – YMCA Floor Hockey Program

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