Friday, Feb. 1: Binghamton 2, St. John’s 4
Shots: Binghamton 23, St. John’s 34
PP: Binghamton 1 for 5, St. John’s 2 for 9
The Binghamton Senators travelled to St. John’s for the first of back-to-back road games last weekend. The B-Sens failed to get off to a good start, falling to the home standing IceCaps by a pair of goals, 4-2.
Hugh Jessiman and Shane Prince each tallied goals for Binghamton in the loss.
Eric O’Dell led the charge for the IceCaps, notching a pair of goals, including the game winner. Kevin Clark and Kael Mouillierat also scored for St. John’s.
Robin Lehner started in goal for the B-Sens, turning aside 30 of 34 shots. Eddie Pasquale started in goal for the IceCaps, turning aside 21 of 23 shots.
Saturday, Feb. 2: Binghamton 0, St. John’s 1
Shots: Binghamton 24, St. John’s 30
PP: Binghamton 0 for 3, St. John’s 1 for 7
The B-Sens dropped their second straight game against the IceCaps in St. John’s on Saturday. Eddie Pasquale started in goal for St. John’s and stonewalled Binghamton stopping all 24 shots he faced and help lead his team to a 1-0 shutout victory.
Eric O’Dell scored the lone goal of the game for the IceCaps, his third against the B-Sens in two games.
Robin Lehner made his second consecutive start in goal for the B-Sens, turning aside 26 of 30 shots.
Wednesday, Feb. 6: Binghamton 3, Adirondack 0
Shots: Binghamton 28, Adirondack 29
PP: Binghamton 1 for 7, Adirondack 0 for 6
The B-Sens continued a stretch of four straight road games with a trip to Glens Falls to face the Adirondack Phantoms on Wednesday night. Binghamton rebounded nicely from a disappointing trip to St. John’s by defeating the Phantoms 3-0.
Robin Lehner started in goal for the B-Sens and turned aside all 29 shots he faced to earn his third shutout of the season and eighth career American Hockey League shutout.
Corey Cowick, Daniel New and Brett Lebda each scored goals for the B-Sens. Dustin Gazley drew the primary assist on Cowick’s goal to earn his first AHL point.
Brian Boucher tended goal for the Phantoms and made 26 saves.
Standings:The B-Sens are first place overall in the East Division (60 points).
Saturday, Feb. 9 @ Hershey Bears (Washington Capitals) – 7 p.m.
Following a rare Friday night off, the B-Sens will travel south to Hershey on Saturday to face off against the East Division rival Bears. Saturday will be the fifth of eight meetings between the teams this season. The B-Sens currently hold the edge in the season series boasting a record of 3-1-0-0. The B-Sens and Bears last met at the Broome County Veterans Memorial Arena on Jan. 26 – a 3-2 win in the shootout for the B-Sens.
The Bears enter the weekend with a record of 22-19-2-3 and 49 points – good for fourth place overall in the East Division. Hershey has earned points in their last four games, going 2-0-1-1 in that stretch.
Jeff Taffe continues to lead the Bears in assists (29) and points (38). Former Binghamton Senator Ryan Potulny has appeared in 36 games in the chocolate and white this season, scoring five goals and 16 assists.
Sunday, Feb. 10 vs. Albany Devils (New Jersey Devils) – 5:05 p.m.
On Sunday, the B-Sens will return home to face the Albany Devils. The meeting will be the third of eight between the teams this season. The teams last met back on Jan. 6 in Albany – a commanding 5-2 victory for the Devils.
The Devils enter the weekend with a record of 18-16-1-8 and 45 points, which ranks them in fourth place overall in the Northeast Division.
Former Binghamton Senator Bobby Butler leads the Devils in points with 27 (16 goals, 11 assists), but as of today is on recall to Albany’s National Hockey League affiliate New Jersey Devils.
Joe Whitney is the Devils current active scoring leader with 25 points (11 goals, 14 assists). Matt Anderson (8+16=24) and Steve Zalewski (7+17=24) are hot on his heels, each having 24 points.
Tuesday, Feb. 12 @ Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins (Pittsburgh Penguins) – 7:05 p.m.
The B-Sens will travel to Wilkes-Barre on Tuesday to take on the Penguins in the seventh of 10 total meetings between the East Division rivals this season. When the B-Sens and Pens take to the ice next Tuesday it will be the first time in over a month that the teams have seen each other. The B-Sens visited the Penguins back on Jan. 9, escaping Mohegan Sun Arena with a 3-1 victory. Binghamton has a commanding 5-0-0-1 lead in their season series and has outscored the Pens 15 to 8.
The Penguins enter the weekend having won four straight games and they are 9-1-0-0 in their past 10 games. Overall they have a record of 24-18-2-1 and 51 points, ranking them in third place overall in the East Division.
Chad Kolarik, who began the season with the Connecticut Whale, currently leads the Pens in scoring with a combined 37 points (18 goals, 19 assists).
Goaltender Robin Lehner made 29 saves on Wednesday to help the B-Sens to a 3-0 victory against the Adirondack Phantoms. The shutout was Lehner’s third of the season and eighth in his AHL career. With the shutout, Lehner moves into second place overall on the B-Sens list of all-time shutout leaders. He trails only Ray Emery, who is tops on the list with 10.
B-SENS BRINGING IT HOME TO THE COMMUNITY…
The B-Sens have partnered with the Mental Health Association of the Southern Tier (MHAST) and D.I.F.D. (Do It For Daron) for Power to the Purple Night on Sunday, Feb. 10, when the B-Sens host the Albany Devils at the Broome County Veterans Memorial Arena.
Power to the Purple Night seeks to inspire conversations about youth mental health and promote mental well-being. Mental health isn’t always easy to talk about but it’s definitely worth talking about - the earlier a mental illness is recognized and treated, the better the chances are for recovery.
The event was created in honor of Daron Richardson, the 14-year-old daughter of B-Sens head coach Luke Richardson, who lost her life to suicide in November 2010.
All fans are encouraged to wear purple to the game in support of youth mental health.
Also in an effort to generate awareness and inspire conversations, all players on both teams that night will wear special purple warm-up jerseys. All B-Sens players will wear D.I.F.D purple heart stickers on their helmets and don purple laces in their skates. Additionally B-Sens coaches and staff members will all be wearing purple that evening.
During the game the B-Sens will auction and raffle off both teams’ warm-up jerseys. The autographed
jerseys of three fan favorite players will be up for bid in a silent auction on the main concourse of the arena. All other jerseys will be raffled off.
For more information on Power to the Purple please CLICK HERE!
PRACTICE SCHEDULE (Practice times and locations are subject to change) …
Friday, Feb. 8
1:15 p.m. practice – Broome Community College Ice Center
901 Upper Front Street, Binghamton, N.Y.
Saturday, Feb. 9
1:30 p.m. – Bus departs for Hershey
7 p.m. game @ Hershey Bears
Giant Center, 550 Hershey Park Drive, Hershey, P.A.
Sunday, Feb. 10
5:05 p.m. game vs. Albany Devils
Monday, Feb. 11
10:30 a.m. practice – Broome County Veterans Memorial Arena
Tuesday, Feb. 12
10 a.m. skate – Broome County Veterans Memorial Arena
3:30 p.m. – Bus departs for Wilkes-Barre
7:05 p.m. game @ Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins
Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza, 255 Highland Park Blvd., Wilkes-Barre, P.A.
Wednesday, Feb. 13
11 a.m. practice – Broome County Veterans Memorial Arena
Thursday, Feb. 14
9:15 a.m. practice – Broome Community College Ice Center
901 Upper Front Street, Binghamton, N.Y.
-Go B-Sens Go-