The B-Sens will be packing up their six game winning streak and head up north as they face the Adirondack Phantoms in Glens Fall at the Civic Center tonight for a 7:00 pm contest. This will be the first of three games in two and a half days this weekend as all three are on the road for the Senators. However, Bingo has been quite successful away from home ice this season in winning five of seven as one of their defeats comes from the hands of these same stubborn Phantoms team, a 3-1 set back on November 1st in Glens Falls.
2nd in East Division
(7-6-0-2) 16 pts
4th in Northeast Division
Projected B-Sens Lineup
Lawson / Hammond
Healthy: Forwards Jim O’Brien and Darren Kramer.
Notes & Observations
- Adirondack’s streaky season continues as they have lost their last two games after previously winning six in a row. The down, up, and down again Phantoms are led by Captain Ben Holmstrom and are 3-2-0-1 at home. Goaltender Cal Heeter (4-4-0-1) will likely be playing as the Senators finally scored more than one goal on him as he was lit up three times in his previous start in last Saturday’s 4-2 Senators win. (Sens scored an empty netter)
- Phantoms remain in last place on the power play at 6.8% while Senators are second with a 26.2%. Bingo is tied for 19th spot on the penalty kill at 81.8% as Adirondack dropped to second at 89.6%.
- Binghamton has a very potent line up and ranks second in the league at 3.80 goals per game scoring 57 goals in 15 games with forwards Mike Hoffman (9g) and Stephane Da Costa (5g) leading the way. Netminder Nathan Lawson (7-1-0-0) continues his hot hand in the crease as well as his back up Andrew Hammond (4-3-0-0) winning his last three games. Forward Andre Petersson (3g 3a 7gms) remains determined to crack the big club and has been playing well since his return from injury. JOB is also healthy enough and will return at some point this weekend for his first game since suffering a pulled hamstring.
- Who’s going to be the next Captain for the Sens? Is it too early to discuss this? Defenseman Mark Borowiecki has been seeing regular ice time for Ottawa and doesn’t look likely he’ll be coming back anytime soon. No official announcement has been made and at some point the coaching staff will have to address it and make a decision. Question remains is who will it be? Defenseman Chris Wideman, or forwards Corey Cowick, Hoffman and David Dziurzynski seem to be the front-runners.
Three Cogs in the Machine
Adirondack: Forwards Nick Cousins (3g 6a 14gms) and Jason Akeson (1g 7a 15gms), Defenseman Bruno Gervais (2g 5a 15gms).
Binghamton: Defensemen Cody Ceci (2g 11a 15gms) and Chris Wideman (2g 8a 13gms), Forward Mark Stone (2g 3a 6gms).
Head-to-Head Season Results
Binghamton won the last meeting by a score of 4-2 for their first win in three tries against the Phantoms.
B-Sens Tweet of the Day
Thanks to everyone who came out to CVS tonight! If you didn’t be sure to get your tickets and help support St. Jude’s!
— Corey Cowick (@ccows) November 21, 2013
Highlights of Last Game (11-15-13)