The Adirondack Phantoms invade the B-Sens territory tonight for a 7:05 pm puck drop at the Broome County Arena. The Phantoms are off to a rough start this season by losing all but 1 game. After winning that first game down in Hershey, they would go on and drop their next 6 games in a row, albeit 2 in SO’s. The Senators, on the other hand, are coming off last night’s performance against the previous unbeaten Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins as winners in a 4-3 SO to give the Pens their first loss.
(5-2-0-0) 10 pts
Tied for 2nd in East Division
(1-4-0-2) 4 pts
4th in Northeast Division
Projected B-Sens Lineup
- Forward Lines
Lawson / Hammond
– Phantoms seem to be on paper a better team than what their record indicates as they have had a tough schedule to begin their season. First game resulting in a OT win in Hershey, then back to back losses to Hartford, on the road losses to Albany and Wilkes-Barre, followed by home losses to Springfield then Norfolk last night. 6 out of 7 teams the Phantoms have played have a winning record, but you eventually need to get on track and win to stay competitive so they must be playing desperate hockey nowadays and the Senators need to prepare for it or it’ll bite them in the you know where.
– Adirondack leads the league with 205 pm with toughie Zack Fitzgerald‘s 53 pm leading the way. Fitzgerald won’t be seeing any action tonight as he had surgery on a broken nose last night after his fight with Norfolk’s Zack Stortini. Phantoms are tied for first with giving up the most goals at 27 and their powerplay sits in 27th slot at 9.1%. Bingo is #1 on the pp at a whopping 34.6% and is 20th on the pk at 78.6%.
– Forward Michael Raffl remains on recall for Philadelphia. Meanwhile, forwards Kris Newbury and Tye McGinn have been returned to Adirondack. That should help the Phantoms anemic offense as both Newbury and McGinn are proven AHL scorers.
– B-Sens gotta be feeling good after last night’s win against Wilkes-Barre/Scranton. Anytime you knock off the first place team you are chasing in your division gains momentum to the next game. Look for Adirondack responding in a desperate fashion to end their winless streak.
-3 Key Players To Watch For
Adirondack: Rookie forwards Petr Straka (0g 5a 7 gms) and Nick Cousins (2g 3a 6 gms), and forward Jason Akeson (5a 7 gms).
Binghamton: Forwards Cole Schneider (3g 1a 6 gms), Matt Puempel (2g 2a 7 gms) and Defenseman Cody Ceci (1g 4a 7 gms).
Injured: Mark Stone, shoulder. Forward Andre Petersson remains banged up.
Healthy: Defebseman Michael Sdao, UPDATE: Defenseman Troy Rutkowski and forward Jakub Culek sent down to the Elmira Jackals. Forward Ludwig Karlsson called up to Binghamton from Elmira.
-Head to Head Results
Sens and Phantoms split their 8 game series 4 games a piece last season. Bingo lead in goals 26-18.
-B-Sens Tweet of the Day
Huge win for the
@Cardinals! Great pitching by the young guns!
-Last Game’s Highlights (3-29-13)