The Utica Comets lost to the Adirondack Flames on Friday night ending their 10 game winning streak as they faceoff with the Binghamton Senators tonight in which should be a challenging one for this young Senators team that are fresh off their 6-3 win over the Albany Devils.
(31-33-7-1, 70 Pts) 4th in East Division
(44-20-6-1, 95 Pts) 1st in North Division
Floyd L. Maines Veterans Memorial Arena
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The Comets have been winners of the last two games taking the series lead three games to one with the final two remaining in Binghamton beginning with tonight’s contest and concluding next Wednesday.
PLAYERS TO WATCH
Cory Conacher, UTI – The one time Ottawa Senator has bounced around quite a bit in his fifth year in the pros as he has played for 11 different teams during that span. Ottawa really messed up in hindsight with the Ben Bishop trade in dealing Cory back in 2013, but hey, Andrew Hammond is now getting the job done! Conacher has 5 goals and 7 assists in 15 games with the Comets as the last time he took the ice here in Binghamton was two seasons ago with the Syracuse Crunch.
Cole Schneider, BNG – Another player with a break out season this year is Cole as he recently had a four point night in Binghamton’s 6-3 victory over the Albany Devils on Friday night. He leads the team with 27 goals and has 27 assists in 65 games and is third with 54 points behind Shane Prince and Chris Wideman.
THREE KEYS TO THE GAME
1. Chris Wideman – In setting a new record for points by a Senator defenseman, Chris will surely go out with a bang during the remaining four games left as the player he beat out is no slouch himself being Andre Benoit, currently manning the blue line for the Buffalo Sabres. Benoit did it in 73 games where as Wideman in 71.
2. Alex Wideman Will Score his 1st – There it is, a prediction to look back on after the game is completed. Will he be assisted by his older brother Chris as it will remain to be seen as Alex makes his mark leading to a possible off-season contract for next season during his transition to the pro pace of the game.
3. 3rd Place Still Up for Grabs – Nothing really to take from the club missing out in the post season for the first time in three seasons other than third place in the division that is still up for grabs with one point separating the Phantoms and Senators. It won’t matter much when the season is completed but something to shoot for, eh?
B-SENS TWEET OF THE GAME
Thanks all for the kind words over the past few days. They are an individual honors but truly an extension of my teammates hard work!
— Chris Wideman (@Chris_Wideman) April 11, 2015
*Cover Art Courtesy of SenShot’s Graphic Artist Matt Trayling
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