The first place Senators take their high-flying act on the road tonight to the Mohegan Sun Arena in Wilkes-Barre, Pa for a 7:05 pm faceoff. The two rivals are separated by two points in the competitive East Division. The red-hot Sens have won nine out of their last ten games and won seven of ten road games so far this season. The Pens are 5-3-0-1 at home and second in the league with a whopping 490 PIM’s. Nathan Lawson was hit by a stick in the neck (not a puck) however he should be ready to go either tonight or Saturday. Jeff Deslauriers should get the call as he has handled the majority of the work load for WB/S.
1st in East Division
2nd in East Division
B-Sens Projected Lineup*
Lawson / Hammond
Healthy: Forward Darren Kramer and Mark Stone, Defenseman Troy Rutkowski.
* Line up changes may be tweaked by puck drop
Notes & Observations
- Penguins starter Deslauriers leads the league with 10 wins in 16 games 2.38 gaa. Lawson has 8 wins in 12 games and a 2.44 gaa followed by Andrew Hammond 6-3, 3.19 gaa.
- B-Sens fall to third place at 23.4% on the pp and the Pens register a 15.8% good for 20th. WB/S sits on the pk in 13th place at 83.5% and Sens are 83.0% for 17th position.
- WB/S lost some fire power in their line up as Zach Sill, Andrew Ebbett, Chris Conner, Jayson Megna and Simon Despres all are promoted to the Pittsburgh Penguins. Forward Dominik Uher took a puck to the face in Adirondack Wednesday night and most likely will be out.
- “They’re a strong team and we want to make sure that we show them our best,” B-Sens coach Luke Richardson said. “I thought we had a really good game against them here last time and now we’re going into their environment which they are very good there.” ~Press & Sun-Bulletin
Three Cogs in the Machine
Wilkes-Barre/Scranton: Forwards Brian Gibbons (7g 16a 16gms) and Tom Kostopoulos (8g 9a 16gms), Defenseman Brendan Mikkelson (2g 12a 18gms).
Binghamton: Forwards Shane Prince (5g 6a 17gms), Andre Petersson (7g 4a 11gms) and Jim O’Brien (1g 3a 10gms).
Head-to-Head Season Results
Binghamton wins 4-3 in a SO at home for their only contest so far.
B-Sens Tweet of the Day
Happy Thanksgiving US! Trying to catch our bird for tonight! http://t.co/Ky2awMhSFi
— Mike Hoffman (@MHoffy68) November 28, 2013
Highlights of Last Game (10-25-13)