After riding an impressive nine game winning streak and tying a club record in the process, the Binghamton Senators have finally come back down to Earth.
Luke Richardson's group dropped their second straight last night, this time falling short against the Syracuse Crunch by a 4-3 final. BSens goals came from Mike Hoffman, who had two, and Mark Stone. Next game comes on Friday night when they visit Wilkes Barre Scranton.
When the NHL’s ridiculously unnecessary lockout ends in late December, or perhaps early January, teams will be expected to hit the ground running.
With a shorter than usual training camp and a condensed schedule, the Ottawa Senators are going to need to start strong if they want to stay in the mix in the Eastern Conference. In what will likely be a season of less than 50 games, any extended slump would essentially end their playoff hopes.
While his potential final season continues to remain stuck in lockout limbo, today is a significant milestone for the Captain of the Ottawa Senators.
Daniel Alfredsson, the one they call Alfie, turns 40 years old today. He is the undeniable face of the franchise, the NHL's longest serving captain, and one of the classiest players and more importantly people, in all of the National Hockey League.
The Binghamton Senators impressive run came to an end on Saturday night in Binghamton.
The Norfolk Admirals stopped the BSens franchise record winning streak at nine games with a 3-1 win at the Broome County Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Binghamton, New York. Bingo's next game comes on Wednesday night against the Syracuse Crunch,
While there is nothing but bad news on the CBA front, the team in Binghamton continues to give fans something to cheer about.
The Binghamton Senator scored another easy win, this time over the Portland Pirates. The win was the 9th straight for a Binghamton Senators team that suddenly finds itself as the hottest team in the American Hockey League.
(UPDATE 7:55 PM)- Bettman addressed the media tonight as well and certainly did not paint as positive a picture as Fehr attempted to. He spoke about how upset the owners were with the players reaction to the latest league proposal. General sense from the Commissioner is that the Union has been constantly changing the "key" issues. Bettman says elements that were added by the league, are now off the table. Rock. Bottom.
For the first time since this excruciating process began, there seems to be unanimous optimism on the NHL’s labour front.
The much talked about Players and Owners session went extremely well last night, with Penguins owner Ron Burkle and Captain Sidney Crosby apparently bridging what at times seemed like an insurmountable gap between the two sides. The same group is expected to continue discussions today.
Last night a news report from a somewhat obscure source, allowed fans of the NHL a moment of hope and optimism.
The hope that lingered in the air last night has been quickly extinguished this morning with a who’s who of the hockey world stepping forward to deny the reports that originated out of Boston on Monday evening. At this point, fans of the NHL are used to that kind of disappointment.
After another undefeated weekend, the Binghamton Senators are beginning to establish themselves as one of the top teams in the American Hockey League.
Stephane Da Costa scored three times and added an assist and Ben Bishop picked up another win as the BSens scored a convincing 5-2 victory over the top team in the Eastern Conference, the Syracuse Crunch. The win is Binghamton's eighth straight.
The red hot Binghamton Senators continued to cruise along last night with a convincing win over the Adirondack Phantoms in American Hockey League action.
The 7-4 decision was the seventh straight win for the BSens and comes ahead of a big showdown with against the Syracuse Crunch, the only team ahead of them in the East Division, set for Sunday at 5:00 PM.