It has been a week since the last update from the Ottawa Senators affiliate. Since then the Binghamton Senators have played 3 games.
The B-Sens continued their road trip from February and finished on a good note. They have visited the Adirondack Phantoms, Hamilton Bulldogs and Toronto Marlies twice.
As for the Phantoms Luke Richardson chose to start Marc Cheverie, who saved 20 of 22 shots. Binghamtom outshout The flyers affiliate shooting 31 times at Cal Heeter but he only let in one shot making 30 saves to the victory. The B-Sens didn’t manage to score on 6 power play attempts while the home team did score one, being the difference maker in the game. Dustin Gazley, a ECHL call-up, being the lone scorer for the B-Sens.
On March 1st they began a 3 game in 3 night stretch versus the Hamilton Bulldogs. Richardson opted to go with Nathan Lawson, the former Bulldog stopped 28 of 30 shots. Binghamton did capitalize on a power play to begin the scoring, it was Cole Schneider who scored for the visiting team. But it was Jean-Gabriel Pageau who scored the eventual game winning goal in the second period and also added an assist to Corey Cowick’s goal who also had a multi-point game. Mark Stone also made his return that night, but did not manage a point.
The following day the guys traveled to Toronto to face the Marlies on back to back nights. In round one Mark Stone recorded his first points since returning from injury, recording 2 assists, one of them the primary assist on Pat Cannone’s game winning goal. Lebda, Da Costa and Prince also had multi-point games. It was Marc Cheverie bouncing back from a losing effort winning this one with 25 saves.
In round two of this back to back, the coach went with Lawson to start. It was the Elmira call-up, Dustin Gazley, that started the scoring for this one. But the B-Sens could not hold on the the lead at the Marlies tied it up in the second period and won it in the shootout. The weekend finished with the B-Sens and Marlies splitting their back to back games, but the Sens affiliate walking away with 3 of 4 points.
The B-Sens did well in their road trip collecting 5 out of 8 possible points, going 2-1-0-1. Which is a fairly good considering their lineup is also hurting from all the Sens injuries. The return of Stone will help the team a lot but there is also an outside shot the Sens give him a chance later on this season.
Check back next week for another update!