Binghamton Senators and Albany Devils play for the final time as the 2013-’14 winds down with less than a handful of games left in the season. Albany is winless in their last four while the Senators look to make it five in a row while leading the East Division by a single point over W/B-Scranton with two games in hand minus today’s meeting with the Devils. Binghamton is coming off a tough win in Syracuse and look to reduce their magic number from 10 as this is the best, most exciting time for a hockey fan of the year leading up to the post season.
(40-21-1-4) 85 pts
First in East Division
(34-21-4-8) 80 pts
Second in North East Division
Binghamton has crossed that 40 win threshold with their 4-3 victory in Syracuse on Saturday for the sixth time in 12 seasons being affiliated with the Ottawa Senators and improved Luke Richardson’s two season record to 84-45-2-11. The Sens magic number is 10 heading into this afternoon’s tilt with Albany as the Devils are seventh in the Eastern Conference and three up on the falling Norfolk Admirals.
The remaining schedule favors Binghamton as April rolls in to decide some teams fate for the post season. It looks to be a two team race in the East with the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins with one point separating the two clubs as Norfolk has recently falling off the pace losing their last four. I have an upcoming article that is ready to publish on Monday laying out the current situation concerning the East Division and the remaining schedule as the team is 99.9% of making the playoffs.
Players To Watch For
Albany: Forwards Joe Whitney (21g 29a 65gms) and Mike Sislo (23g 16a 56gms), Defenseman Adam Larsson (3g 16a 32gms).
Binghamton: Forwards Derek Grant (8g 7a 37gms) and David Dziurzynski (9g 11a 57gms), Defenseman Chris Wideman (7g 38a 63gms).
Sens are 3-1-0-1 against the Devils this season with today’s contest being the last.
Current Playoff Picture
- Percentage of reaching the playoffs: 99.9%
- Overall position (out of 100%) : 8th in the league
- Won or loss after last game +/-: +0.8 (W over Syracuse).
Sens Tweet of the Day
Absolutely speechless.STHA 18-U not only great hockey players but great people. Cannot thank you enough for what you and your families did!
— Corey Cowick (@ccows) March 29, 2014
Cover photo courtesy of Matt Trayling.