The Adirondack Phantoms are in town to take on the B-Sens tonight at the Arena. Senators remain hot winning their last nine out of ten and look to improve their home record (13-3-0-3). The Phantoms four game winning streak was snapped last night at home vs the Penguins 4-1. Adirondack has a 8-6-0-1 road record after losing their last two out of three before ending three straight wins away from the Civic Center. Nathan Lawson (14-5-0 2.49) gets his second start in as many days as Adirondack’s Cal Heeter was in net in last night’s loss so Coach Terry Murray might switch things up tonight and start Yann Danis (4-3-2 2.49).
(23-10-0-3) 49 pts
First in East Division
(18-14-0-2) 38 pts
Third in NorthEast Division
B-Sens Projected Lineup
Lawson / Hammond
Healthy: Forward Corey Cowick and Wacey Hamilton, Defenseman Tyler Eckford.
Notes & Observations
- Heeter is having a remarkable turn around to his season as of late. The second year pro is leading the AHL in sv% (0.932) and gaa (2.03) while posting a 13-10-0 record. Cal has credited his coach Murray for calling him out after letting in five goals on 18 shots in a loss to Albany. He is now more focused and mentally prepared in answering Murray’s pleas to be a better goaltender.
- Adirondack lost Friday night to the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins by a score of 4-1 ending their four game winning streak. The tilt was marked by the physical play as both teams were chippy throughout.
- B-Sens need to play some solid defense to back Andrew Hammond up who I think gets the start and rebuild his confidence by playing. Let’s not risk Lawson to an injury that puts too much pressure on the rookie netminder that last resulted in the team not winning in seven games. It’s not the playoffs and the Senators are in control perched in first place in the division so we shall see starts in net. UPDATE: Lawson to start just shows what I know.
- The town of Glens Falls is rumored to be negotiating with a current AHL team that is considering relocating to New York State to reduce travel expenses. Adirondack Phantoms are playing their last season at the Civic Center before moving to Allentown, PA next season. Oklahoma City Barons would be a likely candidate as they have no dance partner in the Midwest.
Three Cogs in the Machine
Adirondack: Forwards Jason Akeson (9g 19a 34gms) and Kris Newbury (9g 10a 26gms), Defenseman Brandon Manning (5g 11a 34gms).
Binghamton: Forwards Mike Hoffman (16g 24a 34gms) and Stephane Da Costa (12g 20a 33gms), Defenseman Chris Wideman (5g 20a 34gms).
B-Sens were victorious the last meeting on Nov.22, 6-2 in Glens Falls to even up the season series two games a piece.
B-Sens Tweet of the Day
— Corey Cowick (@ccows) January 8, 2014
*Cover photo courtesy of Alicia Strauch.