The Binghamton Senators and the Rochester Americans play game two following Saturday night’s 2-1 win as this is the make up game following Wednesday’s postponement in Rochester due to their inclement weather. This contest will be game three for the weekend for both clubs and will be set for a 5:05 pm puck drop. Senators are fifth in the Eastern Conference and a point back of W/B-Scranton in the East Division as they will looking to make it three straight wins.
(35-20-1-4) 75 pts
Second in East Division
(30-21-6-4) 70 pts
Second in North Division
Rochester making the trip back home after last night’s game while the Senators enjoyed the comforts of their beds before heading out this morning.
Rochester has an amazing 13 Wednesday home games scheduled for the season. 13! Senators by comparison, has only four. A lot has to do with sharing the market with parent club Buffalo and their weekend games but that’s a bit on the ridiculous side as for midweek meetings vs Friday/Saturday night’s that has to have an effect on their attendance numbers. I know Senators fans, including myself, would be up in arms if we had that sort of set schedule.
Senators turn back to the bus for the coming week as they play their next four games on the road after today’s match. Two in Albany and two in Norfolk where the Sens don’t usually have too much luck playing at the Scope Arena. If they can come away with a split that would be great as the East Division is getting really tight with teams jockey over one another in the standings. Every point is critical from here on out and the race is on for the final push of the season.
Players To Watch For
Rochester: Forwards Kevin Porter (13g 13a 36gms) and Jamie Tardif (18g 18a 46gms), Defenseman Nick Crawford (3g 10a 48gms).
Binghamton: Forward Jean-Gabriel Pageau (14g 22a 37gms) and Matt Puempel (22g 12a 58gms), Defenseman Patrick Mullen (7g 13a 50gms).
Sens have won five out of six meetings so far this season with two more scheduled including today’s tilt in Rochester.
Current Playoff Picture
- Percentage of Binghamton reaching the playoffs: 98.3%
- Overall position (out of 100%) : 9th in the league
- Won or loss after last game +/-: +0.9 (W over Rochester).
Sens Tweet of the Day
It’s been a solid 3 weeks of only driving when it’s dry out but I think today’s the day I bite the bullet and get a second windshield wiper.
— Andrew Hammond (@andrewhammond31) March 12, 2014
Cover photo courtesy of Matt Trayling.