Well, well, well. Look! Our old friends are back in town.
After Senators dominating play during the regular season, the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins returns to Binghamton for the first time since last season’s playoffs. Three points separate the two rivals in the East as the two rivals play for a big two points in tonight’s tilt.
(4-6-2, 10 pts) Tied for 4th in East Division
(6-5-1, 13 pts) Tied for 1st in East Division
Floyd L. Maines Veterans Memorial Arena
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Penguins had lost five out of eight to Senators during the regular season but gets revenge in the first round of the playoffs advancing in four. This season Pens won the first one 3-2 in Wilkes-Barre in the first of eight scheduled.
PLAYERS TO WATCH
Jayson Megna, WBS – Megna scored in the final minute in tying up the Hershey Bears that sent the game into overtime, then scoring the game winner in the extra session for the Penguins 3-2 victory on Friday.
Carter Camper, BNG – The veteran had played his best game of the young season registering two timely assists as that was why he was brought over, to be a table-setter for the goal scorer’s, as that hasn’t been the case. Hopefully, he has found his game as it’s not too late to turn the tide.
TOP 3 STORYLINES FOR THE GAME
1. 60 Minute Effort Pays Off – Last night’s 3-1 win over Rochester had featured good, solid defense and some offense as for once, Andrew Hammond wasn’t part of the news, good, bad or indifferent. This is the team we’ve been waiting for to show up, and they need to carry that over into tonight’s match up with the Pens.
2. Typical East Division Fashion – Other than the Atlantic, the East have five teams separated by only three points as Binghamton has been riding towards the bottom but remains in the race. Every point matters in this division as teams jockey for position all season long.
3. Hardware to be Handed Out – The CCM/AHL Player of the Week & CCM/AHL Player of the Month for October is defenseman Chris Wideman as he will receive two etched crystal awards pre-game to tonight’s contest. Past Sens Player of the Week winners include Robin Lehner (01/2013), Josh Hennessy (03/2010, 11/2009), Mike Brodeur (11/2009), Denis Hamel (12/2007, 11/2005), Jeff Heerema (04/2006), and Jason Spezza (01/2005, 12/2004). Wideman is the first Senator to have earned the Player of the Month honors.
B-SENS TWEET OF THE GAME
Huge road win tonight for @BSens_Hockey! Great team effort!
— Chris Wideman (@Chris_Wideman) November 8, 2014
*Cover Pic Courtesy of Alicia Strauch