Friday, Nov. 8: Binghamton 3, Rochester 2 (OT)
Shots: Binghamton 37, Rochester 32
PP: Binghamton 1 for 4, Rochester 0 for 2
Binghamton traveled to Rochester Friday night for their first of three games in three nights. Andrew Hammond turned in a great 30 save performance and Cody Ceci notched his second overtime-winning goal to give the B-Sens a 3-2 win over the Americans.
Rochester managed 17 first period shots on Hammond, who stopped all but Phil Varone’s tally four minutes into the period. Americans goaltender Matt Hackett stifled all 11 Binghamton chances during the first 20 minutes of play.
Binghamton came out of the first intermission strong registering 13 shots on goal while holding the Americans to just five chances. Mike Hoffman tied the game 1-1 at the 15:12 of the middle frame off feeds from Cole Schneider and Fredrick Claesson. Less than two minutes later Hoffman tallied his second goal of the evening, a power-play marker, putting the visitors ahead 2-1. Rochester’s Matt Mackenzie tied the game at 2-2 with less than three minutes remaining in the period.
After a scoreless third period the teams moved to overtime where Binghamton struck quick. Just 1:36 into extra time Ceci received the puck from Tyler Eckford a few feet inside the blueline where he ripped the game-winner past Hackett. Hammond improved to 2-3-0 for the season with the win.
Saturday, Nov. 9: Rochester 3, Binghamton 7
Shots: Rochester 34, Binghamton 44
PP: Rochester 2 for 6, Binghamton 4 for 6
Saturday brought the Americans to the Broome County Veterans Memorial Arena for the back end of the home-and-home series. Binghamton’s offense exploded for seven goals, including going four for six on the extra-man advantage. Nathan Lawson backstopped the Sens with 31 saves while Stephane Da Costa tied a franchise record with five points (two goals, three assists).
Binghamton’s first three goals of the night came off their power-play opportunities. Mike Sdao started things off 12:13 into the first period with his first goal of the season off helpers from Mike Hoffman and Da Costa.
Binghamton picked up the second period with two more power-play tallies. The first came just over three minutes into the middle frame with Da Costa taking a feed in the slot from Chris Wideman beating Rochester’s goaltender Nathan Lieuwen. Wideman extended the B-Sens lead to 3-0 at the 9:35 mark of the period. The Americans drew within 3-2 on two unanswered goals— the first at 12:01 of the second off Tim Schaller and the other from Luke Adam just 1:30 into the final period.
Binghamton was able to put the game well out of reach tallying four consecutive third period goals before Rochester added one final power-play goal of their own with under one minute to play ending the game 7-3.
Six B-Sens finished with multi-point games including Da Costa’s five point outing and Hoffman who ended the night with a goal and two assists. Lieuwen played strong in Rochesters loss making 37 saves while Lawson earned his sixth victory in seven starts this season.
Sunday, Nov. 10: Binghamton 5, Hershey 4 (SO)
Shots: Binghamton 27, Hershey 45
PP: Binghamton 1 for 7, Hershey 2 for 7
Ending their three game weekend on the road, Binghamton outlasted the Hershey Bears for a 5-4 shootout victory Sunday evening. Jean-Gabriel Pageau lead the B-Sens with one goal and two assists while Andrew Hammond played exceptional stopping 41 of 45 Bears shots.
Hershey started the scoring off 6:18 into the first when Josh Brittain sniped a shot directly off a faceoff win from Peter LeBlanc beating Hammond top right. Pageau evened the contest 12:33 into the period taking a great feed from Mike Hoffman and putting it pass Bears goaltender Philipp Grubauer. Hammond played a great first period stopping 22 of 23 shots faced.
Pageau gave Binghamton its first lead of the night when he tallied a power-play goal just under five minutes into the second period. Darren Kramer extended the B-Sens lead at the 13:50 mark pushing a rebound past Grubauer to make it 3-1 Binghamton. With two seconds remaining in the period, Hershey capitalized on a two-man advantage when Jeff Taffe beat Hammond cutting the lead to 3-2.
Buddy Robinson scored his second short-handed goal of the season less than five minutes into the third bringing Binghamton’s league-leading shorthanded goal total to six. However, Hershey never quit scoring two unanswered goals to force the game into overtime. After a scoreless extra period, the game moved to a shootout. Stephane Da Costa continued his strong weekend performance converting on Binghamton’s first round attempt. Matt Puempel’s fourth round attempt beat Grubauer while Hammond stopped four of five Hershey attempts giving the B-Sens the 5-4 victory.
Standings: After their six point weekend the B-Sens moved to a tie for second place in the East Division alongside Wilkes-Barre/Scranton with 18 points. Both teams trail division leader Syracuse by one point.
Friday, Nov. 15 vs. Adirondack Phantoms (Philadelphia Flyers)– 7:05 p.m.
The B-Sens will host the Adirondack Phantoms Friday night for the third of six total meetings between the teams. Adirondack won both of the first two games by a 3-1 score. Nick Cousins leads the Phantoms with nine points (three goals, six assists) while goaltender Cal Heeter sports a 4-3-0 record along with a 2.12 goals-against average and a .932 save percentage.
Adirondack currently sits tied for second place in the Northeast Division alongside the Hartford Wolf Pack with 16 points. Both trail division leader Springfield by one point.
Saturday, Nov. 16 vs. Rochester Americans (Buffalo Sabres)– 7:05 p.m.
Saturday the B-Sens welcome back the Rochester Americans for the third time in five contests. Rochester is lead offensively by centers Phil Varone (three goals, 11 assists) and Luke Adam (nine goals, four assists).
Rochester holds a one point lead in the North Division with 14 points off a 5-3-2-2 record through 12 games played.
Promotions: Friday night Broome & Tioga County Reality Check will have a table on the concourse with information regarding the dangers associated with tobacco use. Stop by the tobacco control table for more information and a chance to win a cold turkey in honor of those who will "go cold turkey" for the Great American Smokeout.
Saturday night’s game versus the Americans will be Girl Scout Night and Robert’s Eyecare Hat Giveaway Night. The first 2,000 fans through the gates will receive a FREE Binghamton Senators ball cap courtesy of Robert’s Eyecare. Girl Scout troop members along with their family and friends can also receive special discounted tickets for the game by calling the Binghamton Senators Executive Office at (607) 722-7367 or stopping by the office between 9 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.
Forward Stephane Da Costa turned in a seven points in three games played this past weekend. Da Costa tied the B-Sens franchise record in Saturday night’s 7-3 rout of Rochester with a five point performance. For his stellar weekend, Da Costa was named the CCM/AHL Player of the Week for the period ending November 10, 2013. He will be presented with a plaque from the league before an upcoming Senators home game.
Forward Mike Hoffman continues to lead Binghamton in points with 16 points through 13 games played. He has registered a point in nine of the past 11 contests for the B-Sens and currently has a four game scoring streak with three of the games being multi-point outings.
Rookie defensemen Cody Ceci leads Binghamton with 10 assists. The past five games Ceci has contributed a goal and six assists including his second overtime winner this past Friday in the B-Sens 3-2 win in Rochester.
Forward Jean-Gabriel Pageau has recorded nine points in just five games since being assigned to Binghamton from its National Hockey League affiliate the Ottawa Senators.
PRACTICE SCHEDULE (Practice times and locations are subject to change) …
Wednesday, Nov. 13 9:00 a.m. – On Ice at Broome County Arena
11:00 a.m. – Annual Magic Paintbrush Project’s
Paint with the Players
Thursday, Nov. 14 10:30 a.m. – On Ice at Broome County Arena
Friday, Nov. 15 10:00 a.m. – On Ice at Broome County Arena
7:05 p.m. – Binghamton vs. Adirondack
Broome County Veterans Memorial Arena
Saturday, Nov. 16 10:30 a.m. – On ice at Broome County Arena
7:05 p.m. – Binghamton vs. Rochester
Broome County Veterans Memorial Arena
Sunday, Nov. 17 OFF – NO MEDIA AVAILABILITY
Monday, Nov. 18 10:30 a.m. – On Ice at Broome County Arena
Tuesday, Nov. 19 10:30 a.m. – On Ice at Broome County Arena
4:45 p.m. – YMCA Floor Hockey Program
For more information, please contact:
Joe Battaglini, Director of Media Relations, 607-722-7367