B-Sens home and home series kicks off the month of February with the Portland Pirates tonight at the Androscoggin Bank Colisée in Lewiston, Maine. This will be game three for the Sens against the Atlantic Division foes in the last four days as they look to gain momentum after last night’s loss to conclude the current New England road trip. Andrew Hammond (12-8-3 3.16) most likely will get the start after Nathan Lawson‘s forgettable appearance on Friday night.
(28-14-0-3) 59 pts
First in East Division
(16-17-2-7) 41 pts
Last in Atlantic Division
Hammond / Lawson
Injured Reserve: Forward Derek Grant, upper body.
Healthy: Forward Andre Petersson, Defenseman Tyler Eckford.
- Portland has been playing their home games at the Androscoggin Bank Colisée in Lewiston, Maine where the team relocated due to a lease dispute in August between the Pirates and the County. Meanwhile, the Cumberland County Civic Center in Portland has been doing some major renovations and the trustees of the Civic Center have sent the Pirates a lease proposal this past Wednesday.
- Senators should be hungry coming off a forgettable performance in Manchester last night. The D needs to hunker down in front of Hammond and we need to get a good start out of the gate or it’ll be a long night.
- Pirates are 6-8-0-6 at their temporary ‘home’ Arena while the Senators 13-9-0-0 on the road.
Players To Watch For
Portland: Forwards Andy Miele (18g 22a 40gms) and Lucas Lessio (14g 14a 35gms), Defenseman Brandon Gormley (5g 20a 41gms).
Binghamton: Forwards Jim O’Brien (7g 12a 36gms), Matt Puempel (17g 8a 45gms) and Defensman Fredrik Claesson (2g 20a 45gms).
Senators and Pirates play for the first time this season. Game two is slated for this Wednesday in Binghamton.
Sens Tweet of the Day
Derek Grant on ice this morning in Lewiston, but skating/stick handling very cautiously. Would guess a no-go tonite. pic.twitter.com/G0R4HVmqvT
— Grady Whittenburg (@BSensRadio) February 1, 2014
Cover photo courtesy of Jeff Ulmer.