The Binghamton Senators wrapped up the month of March this past week and were looking to try and stay atop their division. They did manage 3 out of a possible 6 points this past week to finish off the month and will look to start off the month of April against the Norfolk Admirals.
The B-Sens played the W-B Penguins in home and home games and also hosted the Adirondack Phantoms. Binghamton started off their stretch of games on a bad note , as Nathan Lawson was back in net and allowed 4 goals on 34 shots. The visitors could not score on the power play going 0 for 4. Corey Cowick and Hugh Jessiman were the only two to score for the B-Sens in the road loss.
Two nights later the B-Sens hosted the Phantoms, in a game were defense was non-existent. This game had a total of 79 shots and an astounding 34 shots in the 2nd period; 20 shots from the phantoms. (twenty!!) The hosts once again could not score on the power play going goalless on five attempts, but did manage to score at even strength and on a penalty shot. Cole Schneider continues to heat up and impress as he finishes the game with two goals, one from a penalty shot to open the scoring and 1 assist. Nathan Lawson also started this game making 37 saves. Both Mark Stone and Mark Borowiecki finished the game with 2 points, on Binghamton’s 5-2 win at home.
Binghamton hosted the Penguins this time around and were hoping to redeem themselves after losing the first game. Both clubs traded goals twice and once again for the 4th straight game could not score on the power play, going 0 for 5. This game need a shootout as Nathan Lawson started his 3rd game in 4 nights. He had a hard time stopping the Penguins players as they scored 3 straight times against him as only Stephane Da Costa and Pat Cannone scored for the home team. Binghamton would go on to drop this one 3-2 via the skills competition.
After his sophomore season with the UConn Huskies Cole Schneider was signed by the Ottawa Senators and was assigned to Binghamton. He started off slow getting used to his new surroundings, but has really heated up of late, being a steady producer on the score sheet. Cole has been one of their top players in the last month and is really starting to be a top player for this team now being fourth in team scoring. Keep an eye on Schneider as the season ends and the playoffs begin to see if he can keep producing. Should be interesting to see what this team does once it starts receiving more players back as the Ottawa Senators start getting more healthy bodies in their line-up. This boost will be needed for a long playoff push.