The Binghamton Senators looked to close out their second round AHL playoff series against the Portland Pirates Tuesday night, but the Pirates had other plans. On the brink of elimination, the Pirates swashbuckled their way to a 6-2 win. With game six set to go Friday night in Portland, Binghamton will have two more chances to finish the Pirates’ year. Hoping not to suffer the same fate as their first round opponents, the Manchester Monarchs, Bingo hopes to close out this series and not blow their once 3-1 series lead.
Game five saw B-Sens goalie Robin Lehner get shelled as he only lasted 14:29 into the first period as he allowed four goals. Barry Burst came in and made 25 saves, but still allowed two goals. The game result could have been predicted as Binghamton only had two regulars on the blue line as their defensive corps has been decimated by injuries. On a positive note, Jimmy O’Brien got his first of the playoffs and Bobby Butler continues his torrid pace as he notched his seventh of the year.
Check out the game highlights courtesy of the Binghamton Senators.
Here is a video of rookie defenceman Mark Borowiecki who has seen his role on the team increase in round two as the team has lost defenceman after defenceman.
The B-Sens blue line will get a very big boost as 2009 first rounder Jared Cowen will join the team for the rest of their playoff run.
Cowen and the Spokane Chiefs were just eliminated from the WHL playoffs this past week. Cowen appeared in 58 games with the Chiefs this season posting career highs in goals (18), assists (30), points (48) and penalty minutes (91). In 239 career WHL games, Cowen has recorded 37 goals, 108 assists and 274 penalty minutes. He also has four goals and 17 assists in 51 playoff contests. The 6’5″, 220 lbs defenceman will surely help the depleted Bingo D-corps.
With defenceman Patrick Wiercioch going down in game four, the bad news conitinues as forward Kaspars Daugavins went down with an injury in practice today. Tied for third in team scoring, Daugavins was having a good playoff run with seven goals in 12 games thus far. Robin Lehner will get the start in game six as he will look to redeem himself.
Game six goes Friday night as the Binghamton Senators look to close out Portland on their ice. Puck drop is at 7 pm. Enjoy the game and GO B-SENS GO!!!!
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