Senators News: December 10th; Binghamton 1, Norfolk 5

Peter Regin joins Matt Carkner in returning to the lineup; Zenon Konopka comes out of the lineup.  There’s no sign of Nikita Filatov and the longer this drags on the more I begin to wonder if Paul MacLean wants him on the team.

The Ottawa Citizen‘s Ken Warren writes about Ottawa’s third period collapses (link), with Paul MacLean stating the obvious, “The guys that turned over (the puck), the mistakes we made weren’t just the  young guys, so we can’t just paint it with that broad brush.”

-Binghamton lost their second game in a row last night.  Playing with just five defenseman, they only scored one goal (Andre Petersson), but the big news out of the game was Patrick Wiercioch getting hit in the throat by a puck and then rushed to hospital.  Joy Lindsay reports that he’s in stable condition (link).  For the box score go here link and for Joy’s game summary go here link.

Tim Conboy returns to action for Binghamton after missing the last seven games; Jack Downing and Mike Ratchuk are filling out the roster and Mike McKenna gets the start

-In a classic case of skewed priorities, the NHL (and the media that covers it) wasted a great deal of time having a hissy fit over Artem Anisimov‘s goal-scoring celebration.  Player celebrations used to be something the NHL used to differentiate themselves from the non-demonstrative Soviet-style of hockey, but that’s no longer the case.  Given all the rhetoric that’s poured out I wonder if the proper behaviour would have been Anisimov apologising to Mathieu Garon because he embarrassed him by scoring.  If the NHL spent this kind of energy on serious issues the league would be in much better shape.