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B-Sens Weekly: No rocking the Rock for Binghamton

St. John's plays poor host by sweeping pair of games from Ottawa's AHL affiliate

Thursday, 16.02.2012 / 7:13 PM / Binghamton Senators
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B-Sens Weekly: No rocking the Rock for Binghamton
LAST WEEK ...

Saturday, Feb. 11: Binghamton 3, St. John’s 4
Shots: Binghamton 21, St. John’s 48
PP: Binghamton 1-for-5, St. John’s 1-for-4

 
The Binghamton Senators continued a four-game road swing in Canada on Saturday night, falling to the St. John’s Ice Caps 4-3 at Mile One Centre.
 
The game-winning goal came in the final two minutes of regulation courtesy of Jason King. Jason Jaffray, Eric O’Dell and Spencer Machacek also added goals for the IceCaps.
 
Stephane Da Costa, David Dziurzynski and Mike Hoffman scored goals for the B-Sens.
 
Robin Lehner started in goal for Binghamton, making 44 saves. Edward Pasquale turned aside 18 shots to earn the win and improve to 14-6-0.
 
Sunday, Feb. 12: Binghamton 3, St. John’s 6
Shots: Binghamton 25, St. John’s 38
PP: Binghamton 1-for-6, St. John’s 3-for-6

 
The B-Sens wrapped up their road trip with a 6-3 loss to the St. John’s IceCaps on Sunday afternoon.
 
Jason Jaffray and Ben Maxwell lead the offence for the IceCaps, as each player scored a pair of goals in the game. Maxwell would also draw an assist in the game, ending the afternoon with three points.
 
Jason King and Carl Klingberg would also score, while Jason DeSantis tallied a pair of assists.
 
Jack Downing, Josh Godfrey and Derek Grant each tallied goals for the B-Sens.   
 
Mike McKenna started in goal for Binghamton, turning aside 29 of 35 shots faced. He was pulled in favor of Robin Lehner in the third period. Lehner stopped three of four shots faced. David Aebischer made 22 saves for the IceCaps in the game.   
 
Record: 20-27-2-1
 
Standings: The B-Sens are fifth place in the East Division (43 points).
                                                                      
THIS WEEK …

Friday, Feb. 17 vs. Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins (Pittsburgh Penguins) — 7:05 p.m.

The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins come to town Friday for the eighth game of a 10-game season series between the East Division rivals. The teams last met on Jan. 28, a 7-4 B-Sens victory.
 
Following a 4-0 shutout loss to the Norfolk Admirals on Wednesday night, the Penguins are now tied with the Admirals for first place in the East Division with 65 points. Wilkes-Barre enters Friday’s game with a record of 29-15-2-5. They also boast a road record of 18-5-0-3.
 
Bryan Lerg (21-18-39) and Colin McDonald (12-27-39) are tied for the lead in points among their Pens teammates.
 
Saturday, Feb. 18 vs. Portland Pirates (Phoenix Coyotes) – 7:05 p.m.
 
Up next this weekend, the B-Sens welcome the Portland Pirates for their first and only regular season visit to the Broome County Veterans Memorial Arena this season. The B-Sens travelled to Portland on Feb. 4, falling to the Pirates by a score of 5-2.
 
The Pirates are currently sitting in fourth place overall in the Atlantic Division with a record of 24-21-3-3 and 54 points.
 
Forward Brock Trotter leads the Pirates in points, amassing 14 goals and 24 assists for 38 points through 40 games.
 
Sunday, Feb. 19 at Albany Devils (New Jersey Devils) — 4 p.m.
 
The B-Sens wrap up a weekend of three games in three nights as they travel to the Times Union Center in Albany on Sunday for a matinee versus the Devils.
 
Friday’s game will be the seventh of eight between the teams this season. Binghamton holds the edge in the season series, having gone 4-2-0-0 against the Devils thus far.
 
The Devils currently sit in third place in the Northeast Division with a record of 22-19-5-3 and 52 points.
 
Joe Whitney (12-14-26) and Steve Zalewski (10-16-26) are tied for the team lead in points.
 
SENS SNIPPETS …
 
Forward Jim O’Brien scored his first NHL goal in the Ottawa Senators’ 6-2 victory over the Florida Panthers last night. Prior to his Feb. 3 recall, O’Brien posted 14 points (seven goals, seven assists) in 27 games for the B-Sens. O’Brien remains the B-Sens’ leader in shorthanded goals (three) and game-winning goals (four).


SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

ATLANTIC DIVISION
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - BOS 82 54 19 9 261 177 117
2 x - TBL 82 46 27 9 240 215 101
3 x - MTL 82 46 28 8 215 204 100
4 x - DET 82 39 28 15 222 230 93
5 OTT 82 37 31 14 236 265 88
6 TOR 82 38 36 8 231 256 84
7 FLA 82 29 45 8 196 268 66
8 BUF 82 21 51 10 157 248 52

STATS

2013-2014 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
E. Karlsson 82 20 54 -15 74
J. Spezza 75 23 43 -26 66
K. Turris 82 26 32 22 58
C. MacArthur 79 24 31 12 55
B. Ryan 70 23 25 7 48
A. Hemsky 75 13 30 -15 43
M. Michalek 82 17 22 -25 39
M. Zibanejad 69 16 17 -15 33
M. Methot 75 6 17 0 23
P. Wiercioch 53 4 19 -1 23
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Anderson 25 16 8 .911 3.00
R. Lehner 12 15 6 .913 3.06