Last game: The B-Sens earned a point on Saturday against the visiting Hartford Wolf Pack. Barry Brust made 40 saves, but Jeremy Williams scored 1:03 into the extra stanza, to win it for Hartford.
Sunday’s opponent: The Wilkes-Barre Scranton Penguins are the AHL affiliate of the Pittsburgh Penguins. Binghamton has been affiliated with the Ottawa Senators since 2002.
Head-to-head: This is the third of eight meetings this season between these two squads. Each team has won once. The Penguins got a 2-1 shootout win on October 23 and Binghamton won 5-1 on November 12.
Standings: Binghamton is fourth in the Eastern Conference’s East Division with a record of 9-7-2-1 (21 points). W-B/S leads the division with a record of 13-3-0-0 (26 points). Binghamton is 4-3-0-1 on the road, while the Pens’ are 4-3-0-0 at home.
Binghamton by the numbers: The B-Sens are averaging 3.21 goals-per- game, through 19 games (ranked 5th). They have allowed an average of 3.00 goals-per-game (ranked 22nd). They are 19-for-91 on the power- play this season, 20.9%, (ranked 4th). The B-Sens’ have given up 18 goals on 88 chances on the penalty kill, 79.5% (ranked 24th).
W-B/S by the numbers: The Penguins are averaging 3.06 goals-per-game, through 16 games, (ranked 9th). They have allowed 2.31 goals-per-game, (ranked 3rd). The team is 14-for-74 on the power-play, 18.9% (ranked 12th). The W-B/S penalty kill has allowed 12 goals in 76 chances against 84.2%, (ranked 12th).
Binghamton Ice Chips: Corey Locke got an assist on Ryan Keller’s goal Saturday night, boosting his league-leading total to 27. Bobby Butler got an assist on the same goal and now leads all rookies with 21 points. He is fifth in the AHL in that category and still leads the league with 14 goals.
Enforcer Francis Lessard missed his second straight game on Saturday and is still day-to-day with a shoulder injury.
W-B/S Ice Chips: The Penguins scored three times in the third period to beat Hershey 4-3 on Saturday at Giant Center. It was their ninth straight road victory of the season, without a loss.
Next up: Binghamton hosts Wilkes-Barre Scranton Thursday in the annual Thanksgiving Day game at the arena. Game time is 6:05 PM.