B-Sens Recap: Six In A Row
The Binghamton Senators had another great weekend, winning both of their scheduled games, collecting four points, and moving their winning streak to six games.
On Friday night, the pesky Adirondack Phantoms invaded the Arena. The B-Sens had yet to defeat the Phantoms on the year but were able to pick up a 4-2 win over them.
Andre Petersson got the Sens on the board 7:31 into the second period on assists from Corey Cowick and Frederick Claesson. The Phantoms knotted the game just one minute later.
Just over three minutes into the third, Adirondack was able to break the tie and put themselves up 2-1. Stephane Da Costa scored a power play goal to tie the score once again before Jean-Gabriel Pageau tipped the puck past Phantoms netminder Cal Heeter for the eventual game winning goal. The Sens added an empty net goal for the 4-2 decision.
Nathan Lawson stopped 48 of 50 shots in another contest where Binghamton was severely out shot. He is now 7-1-0 on the season.
Then on Saturday night, the Rochester Americans returned to the Arena. After a slow start and first period defect, it was all Binghamton.
The B-Sens trailed 1-0 after the first period after Rochester scored a shorthanded goal from Mike Zigomanis. The second period was an offensive showcase by the Sens as they scored 3 goals in less than seven minutes and added a fourth for good measure in the second frame. Corey Cowick evened the score at one before goals from Mike Hoffman, Buddy Robinson, and Stephane Da Costa.
Just 3:20 into the third period, the Phantoms got within two before birthday boy Shane Prince netted his third of the year to make it 5-2. Zigomanis scored his second of the night to get Adirondack back within two, but the Sens added an empty net goal and Robinson's second of the night with less than a minute to play for the 7-3 win.
Andrew Hammond was steady in net making 31 saves for his fourth win of the year. Matt Hackett, who had to content with a chorus of Sens fan chanting his name all evening, fell to 4-4-2.
The Binghamton Senators improve to 11-4-0, have won sic straight and are now tied atop the East Division standings with 22 points. The B-Sens do not return home until the day before Thanksgiving against Syracuse, but in the meantime have three road games this upcoming weekend, one in Adirondack and two in Hershey.