Last game: The B-Sens lost to Hamilton, 5-2 on Friday night. The Bulldogs scored two empty-net goals in the last 31 seconds.
Saturday’s opponent: The Adirondack Phantoms are the AHL affiliate of the Philadelphia Flyers. Binghamton has been affiliated with the Ottawa Senators since 2002.
Head-to-head: This is the second meeting of the season between these two squads. Binghamton won the initial meeting on opening night, 5-1. The teams will meet six more times in 2010-2011.
Standings: Binghamton is seventh in the Eastern Conference’s East Division with a record of 4-4-1-1 (10 points). Adirondack is last in the division with a record of 2-9-1(5 points); Binghamton is 2-2-1-0 at home, while Adirondack sports a 1-6-0-0 record on the road.
Binghamton by the numbers: Binghamton is averaging 2.40 goals-per- game, through 10 games (ranked 24th). They have allowed an average of 3.00 goals-per-game (ranked 19th). They are 9-for-53 on the power- play this season, 17.0%, (ranked 15th). The B-Sens’ have given up six goals on 43 chances on the penalty kill, 86.0% (ranked 11th).
Adirondack by the numbers: The Phantoms are averaging 2.08 goals-per-game, through 12 games, (ranked 29th). They have allowed 4.08 goals-per-game, (ranked 30th). The team is 10-for-74 on the power-play, 13.5% (ranked 21st). The Phantoms penalty kill has allowed 15 goals in 72 chances against 79.2%, (ranked 23rd).
Binghamton Ice Chips: Hamilton came into Friday’s game ranked second in the AHL on the power-play and left ranked fourth after Binghamton’s penalty kill held them scoreless on four chances. Andre Benoit scored in his third straight game with his goal on Friday against the Bulldogs. Corey Locke had an assist Friday night, extending his team-leading points total to 11.
Adirondack Ice Chips: The Phantoms made news last weekend when they released their leading point-scorer and arguably their best player, Patrick Maroon. They replaced him with a very familiar face to Binghamton fans, Denis Hamel, who was playing in Canada until he got the call to join the Phantoms.
He scored a goal in his Phantoms debut on Friday, a 5-2 loss and will make his return to Binghamton tonight as a visitor. B-Sens beat writer Joy Lindsay featured Hamel in an article in the Press & Sun-Bulletin. The Phantoms come into Binghamton with a franchise-record eight game losing streak.
PLEASE NOTE: The Hat Giveaway scheduled for Saturday, has been re-scheduled for November 13th.
Next up: The B-Sens host the Syracuse Crunch on Sunday at 5:05 PM.