-Ottawa faces Montreal (12-4-2) tonight; the Habs are lead by Tomas Plekanec and Max Pacioretty (13 points each) and backstopped by Carey Price (10-3-1 1.97 .923).
-Scott had the scoring chances in the Toronto game 10/12.
-Luke Richardson is not surprised that the call-ups from Binghamton have done so well:
I’m not surprised. The coaching staff is really engaged with the players and the players follow the gameplan well. When you have a team that follows the game plan well, and they make (the players) do it in a way where they make the players feel a part of it, not sitting there yelling and telling them how to do it, you’re going to have success. They make sure the players push themselves. They ask the questions of the players that make the players ask the questions of themselves.
-Both Colin Greening and David Dziurzynski talked about how chemistry has kept the team going despite the injuries:
You know the guys you went though those playoff series [2011 Calder Cup run], those hard series, the bus rides, and to have that familiarity, it’s important, because you feel comfortable and you know what kind of players they are as well.
We just keep gelling and grinding out wins, and I think (you gain) confidence knowing all the guys — that helps a lot. We were a pretty close group of guys when we won (the Calder Cup) and we’re just familiar with a lot of faces.
-Pierre LeBrun has Ottawa 9th in his power rankings, saying:
Not sure how long we can keep ranking the Senators this high, but they deserve it, winners of four straight games and missing all their top players. Paul MacLean, we bow to you.
-Binghamton fell to Adirondack 2-1 despite heavily outshooting the Phantoms; Marc Cheverie made 20 saves in the loss while Dustin Gazley scored the only goal.
-Binghamton released both David Marshall and Ian Keserich from their PTO’s.
-Here is the latest prospect update (for players with more than 10 games played I’ve indicated where they are in scoring; for blueliners they are compared to other defensemen on the team):
Cody Ceci (OHL Ottawa/Owen Sound) 61-16-38-54 (1st)
Matt Puempel (OHL Kitchener) 44-29-9-38 (3rd)
Stefan Noesen (OHL Plymouth) 43-23-19-42 (t-5th)
Jordan Fransoo (WHL Victoria) 56-5-13-18 (3rd)
Jakub Culek (QMJHL Cape Breton) 9-4-3-7 (10th) (injured)
Jarrod Maidens (OHL Owen Sound) (injured)
Chris Driedger (WHL Calgary) 30-13-3 2.48 .917
Francois Brassard (QMJHL Quebec) 27-17-3 2.84 .906
Mikael Wikstrand (Mora) 40-11-11-22 (1st) WJC 6-0-4-4 (1st)
Nikita Filatov (Salavat) 47-10-11-21 (6th)
Ryan Dzingel (Ohio) – 34-14-18-32 (1st)
Max McCormick (Ohio) – 34-11-13-24 (3rd)
Jeff Costello (Notre Dame) – 26-8-15-23 (4th)
Bryce Aneloski (Nebraska-Omaha) – 31-4-15-19 (2nd)
Michael Sdao (Princeton) – 27-7-6-13 (1st)
Tim Boyle (Union) – 15-0-2-2 (t-7th)
Robbie Baillargeon (Indiana/Omaha) – 48-16-21-37 (1st)
This article is written by Peter Levi (@eyeonthesens)