Wednesday, Nov. 10: Rochester 6, Binghamton 4
Shots: Rochester 29, Binghamton 28
PP: Rochester 3 for 4, Binghamton 1 for 4
Three power play goals helped the Amerks cruise past the B-Sens last Wednesday. Bill Thomas notched three assists in the game, while four Rochester teammates tallied two points: Chris Clackson (one goal, one assist), Michal Repik (one goal, one assist), Colby Robak (two assists), and Clay Wilson (one goal, one assist). B-Sens forwards Erik Condra and Jim O’Brien each recorded a goal and an assist in the loss, while Bobby Butler and Andre Benoit also scored for Binghamton. Robin Lehner earned the start in goal, making 22 saves before being pulled in favor of Barry Brust for the third period of play.
Friday, Nov. 12: Binghamton 5, Wilkes-Barre/Scranton 1
Shots: Binghamton 23, Wilkes-Barre/Scranton 30
PP: Binghamton 2 for 5, Wilkes-Barre/Scranton 0 for 6
The B-Sens rebounded from Wednesday’s loss to Rochester handsomely at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Wilkes-Barre, P.A. as they defeated the East Division leading Pens. Rookie forward Bobby Butler led the Senators offense, scoring two goals. Erik Condra (two assists) and Corey Locke (one goal, one assist) would also put forth a two-point performance. Roman Wick and Frank Lessard each scored their first goal of the season, while Barry Brust started in goal making 29 saves. Chris Collins notched the lone Penguins goal.
Saturday, Nov. 13: Toronto 4, Binghamton 3
Shots: Toronto 26, Binghamton 35
PP: Toronto 1 for 3, Binghamton 0 for 4
A season-high crowd of 4,239 witnessed Binghamton native Jerry D’Amigo and the Toronto Marlies defeat the B-Sens Saturday night. Justin Hodgman opened the scoring just 2:48 into the first period, with his first of two points in the game. He added an assist to defenseman Josh Engel’s game winning goal in the third period. D’Amigo would also earn credit for an assist on the game winner. Colin Greening (one goal, one assist) and Andre Benoit (two assists) each earned a pair of points in the game, while Geoff Kinrade and Corey Locke rounded out the scoring for the B-Sens. Barry Brust made his second straight start in goal for the B-Sens making 22 saves.
Sunday, Nov. 14: Binghamton 3, Hershey 8
Shots: Binghamton 24, Hershey 36
PP: Binghamton 2 for 6, Hershey 2 for 6
Six first period goals scored by the Bears helped Hershey coast to victory over the B-Sens Sunday. Mathieu Perreault earned first star honors as he assisted on six of the eight Bears goals in the game. Andrew Gordon and Brian Willsie each finished with a pair of goals and a pair of assists in the game. Jim O’Brien, Zack Smith and Derek Smith each scored for the B-Sens.
Standings:The B-Sens are fifth place in the East Division (16 points).
Wednesday, Nov. 17 @ Syracuse Crunch (Anaheim Ducks)
The B-Sens hit I-81 North tonight to face the Syracuse Crunch for the third of eight meetings between the two teams. The Senators and Crunch have split the season series thus far. Oct. 16 Binghamton dropped a 2-1 decision to the Crunch, while the B-Sens cruised to a 5-0 victory Nov. 7. The Crunch (6-5-1-2 record, 15 points) enters the week trailing Binghamton in the standings by only a single point. Nicolas Deschamps currently leads Syracuse in scoring with seven goals and three assists for ten points. A far cry from Binghamton’s scoring leader Corey Locke. Locke has six goals and 17 assists for 23 points. Locke and Bobby Butler have each recorded four points against the Crunch in their two meetings. Locke has tallied four assists, while Butler has scored three goals and added an assist.
Friday, Nov. 19 vs. Hershey Bears (Washington Capitals)
As the Bears make their return to the Broome County Veterans Memorial Arena this Friday, the B-Sens will be seeking redemption after a lopsided loss in Hershey this past Sunday. Binghamton has yet to win a game against the Bears this season. In the two games played between these East Division rivals so far in the 2010-11 season, Hershey has outscored Binghamton 15 to 4. Forward Mathieu Perrault became the first American Hockey League player since 2005 to earn six assists in a single contest in the last meeting between these two teams.
Saturday, Nov. 20 vs. Hartford Wolf Pack (New York Rangers)
The B-Sens welcome the Hartford Wolf Pack for the final time to the Broome County Veterans Memorial Arena on Sunday. As of Nov. 27 the team will be rebranded as the Connecticut Whale. The Pack are tied for sixth place in the AHL’s Atlantic Division with 12 points (4-10-2-2). Their visit to Binghamton comes in the midst of a five game road trip and is the second and final regular season meeting between the two teams. Binghamton defeated the Wolf Pack 1-0 on Oct. 22. Erik Condra scored the lone goal of the game, assisted by Jim O’Brien. Hartford has gone 1-7-1-1 in their past ten games.
Sunday, Nov. 21 @ Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins (Pittsburgh Penguins)
The B-Sens return to the Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza on Sunday for the third time so far in the 2010-11 season. The Pens won’t see action in Binghamton until Thanksgiving eve. Last Friday the B-Sens handed the Penguins (12-2-0-0, 24 points) only their second loss of the season. Dustin Jeffrey leads the Pens in scoring with five goals and 11 assists for 16 points. Corey Locke (two goals, one assist), Erik Condra (three assists), and Andre Benoit (two assists) are the only three Senators to record points in both games played against the Penguins so far this season.
B-Sens center Corey Locke currently ranks first overall in the American Hockey League in points with 23 (six goals, 17 assists). In four games last week, Locke scored two goals and added three assists. The Toronto native has points in ten straight games. 13 of Locke’s 23 points have come on the power play for Binghamton. He has scored three power play goals and assisted on ten others.
Rookie forward Bobby Butler’s two goals against the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins earned him the top spot in the American Hockey League for goals scored, bringing his total for the 2010-11 season to 12. Butler is second overall in the league in rookie scoring with 18 points (12 goals, six assists), trailing Portland’s Luke Adam (11 goals, eight assists) by a single point.
Forward Frank Lessard amassed 49 penalty minutes in four games last week, including 26 in Sunday’s 8-3 loss to Hershey. Lessard now leads the AHL in penalty minutes with 99.
B-SENS BRINGING IT HOME TO THE COMMUNITY…
Colin Greening has rounded up his Binghamton Senators teammates to take part in the Holiday Hat Trick, a trio of fundraising events to benefit the Family Enrichment Network’s Adopt-A-Family holiday program. The “hat trick” concludes on Dec. 7 as the California Grill (912 Vestal Parkway East, Vestal, N.Y.) generously donates 10% of their gross sales of the day to the cause. Greening and his Binghamton Senators teammates will assist in serving food at California Grill beginning at 5 p.m. Additionally there will be a 50/50 raffle and silent auction for items provided by the Binghamton Senators, the Basket Case Soap Company and various other businesses. For more information please visit www.binghamtonsenators.com.
Ottawa Senators’ assistant coach Luke Richardson and his family experienced a great loss last week, as their 14-year-old daughter Daron died Saturday after trying to commit suicide in the family home. B-Sens forward Cody Bass, a close friend of the Richardsons, was deeply affected by the tragedy. Bass has enlisted the support of the Binghamton Senators wives and girlfriends as well as members of the Binghamton community for a pair of special fundraisers in which a donation will be made in memory of Daron. Stay tuned as details are expected to be released early next week.
PRACTICE SCHEDULE (Times are subject to change) …
Wednesday, Nov. 17
3:30 p.m. bus departs
7 p.m. game at Syracuse Crunch
War Memorial at Oncenter, 800 S. State St., Syracuse, N.Y.
Thursday, Nov. 18
10:15 a.m. practice – Broome County Veterans Memorial Arena
Friday, Nov. 19
7:05 p.m. game vs. Hershey Bears
Saturday, Nov. 20
7:05 p.m. game vs. Hartford Wolf Pack
Sunday, Nov. 21
12 p.m. bus departs
3:05 p.m. game at Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins
Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza, 255 Highland Park Blvd., Wilkes-Barre, P.A.
Monday, Nov. 22
Tuesday, Nov. 23
10:15 a.m. practice – Broome County Veterans Memorial Arena
-Go B-Sens Go-