It was a game they had to have.
Down 1-0 in their series with the Manchester Monarchs, the Binghamton Senators desperately needed to get the split heading back to Bingo on Sunday. Fourth round pick Derek Grant gave them exactly what they needed with an overtime winner on Saturday night.
Here is the first entry in the Chirp of the Week feature. Received this email shortly after I made the announcement that Travis Yost would not be joining the site. I think the reader makes some great points about the regulars on this site and the direction of SensChirp moving forward.
Remember that if you have an entry for Chirp of the Week, you can send it to me at
All the talk in the hockey world is going to be about playoffs the next little while and that is also the case at the AHL level. The Binghamton Senators begin their pursuit of the Calder Cup tonight when they play Game 1 of their series with the Manchester Monarchs.
Puck drop is just after 7:00 PM with all the action available live on the Team 1200.
The NHL playoffs get started tonight and even though the Ottawa Senators aren't involved, we can still find ways to entertain ourselves over the next couple months. For the first time, we will be holding a SensChirp playoff pool.
Just like everything else this season, the bouncing lottery ball did not fall the Sens way tonight as the New Jersey Devils won the Draft Lottery, dropping the Ottawa Senators in the draft order.
The Ottawa Senators will select 6th, unless they make a deal to move up.
That is the chance the Ottawa Senators end up with the first overall selection when the NHL holds its annual draft lottery tonight at 8:00 PM. All the action can be seen live on TSN and a live blog will get underway here at 7:30 PM.
Live blogging tonight's draft lottery starting at 7:30. Click on the title to join in!
As the Sens came together for the last time before departing on what will be a long summer, there seemed to be a general sense of hope for the future. The team was much better down the stretch and a handful of young guys stepped up and made management and fans take notice.
Brighter days are ahead for the Ottawa Senators.
All year we heard about tension between Clouston and the players. It was mentioned on this site a few times actually.
The way he handled some of the guys in the room was an issue from the get go and communication never really was his strength. As the team continued to slide,it became clear that he wasn't on the same page as some of the veterans on the team.
The Ottawa Senators have done the expected and fired head coach Cory Clouston along with his assistants Greg Carvel and Brad Lauer. This was a move we have been talking about for quite some time but the fact that it came right after the game shows this was a move the team had planned for quite some time.
Sorry for the late post on this one but I got caught away from the computer. More analysis on the shake up in a little bit.