Friday marked the first point of the season as the B-Sens dropped an overtime game against the Syracuse Crunch 5-4. Mark Parrish netted the game tying goal with 6.8 seconds left in regulation but the always pesky Kyle Palmieri netted the OT game winner, beating Mike McKenna on the right side with a shot that deflected off the post at 3:09 of OT. Nikita Filatov showed Ottawa what they are missing by netting two goals of his own and assisting Parrish on the game tying goal.
The theme of the weekend for the B-Sens was not putting the puck on net. Friday they put up 28 shots Saturday they put up 24, and only one shot in the first period. That is the second time in 4 games the B-Sens have only gotten one shot on goal and only the 4th time in team history. Sunday wasn’t much better against Albany as the B-Sens finished the game with 23 shots on goal and only 3 in the second period. One thing that can be said about the B-Sens is that they are making their shots count.
Saturday night the B-Sens took on their Pennsylvania bitter rival, the W-B/Scranton Penguins at Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza. This time the results were much better. After trailing the Penguins after one period the B-Sens got four more goals to send the game to OT where once again Mark Parrish came through in a clutch netting the game winner at 3:29 of the extra frame. The game could have been ended in the regulation had Jim O’Brien connected on his breakaway opportunity in the 3rd. If W-B/S goalie Brad Thiassan hadn’t been on his game and robbed O’B, the Pens would have not gotten a point.
Sunday the B-Sens went to New York’s Capital to face the Albany Devils. Again, the B-Sens fell behind but this time they recovered to take the win in regulation. Filatov netted his 3rd goal of the season in the first period of Sunday’s contest. Sunday’s game saw Pat Cannone get his first of the season and he also added an assist on Filatov’s first frame marker. Derek Grant got his 2nd of the season and Corey Locke added to his assist totals.
Goaltending for the weekend saw Mike McKenna take the OT Loss Friday night and Robin Lehner getting both wins against the Penguins and the Devils. Friday night’s game seemed to be full of turnovers as well as Saturday night’s game. That is, what I feel, the leading cause of the B-Sens not getting shots on net.
So other than the shots on goal department, the B-Sens can’t complain about this weekend’s three game performance. The B-Sens took 5 out of 6 points against Eastern Division Rivals this weekend and next weekend the head to Norfolk to take on the Admirals in a two game set at the Scope.
~From Bingo this is KTM on the BSens
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