Senators News: January 21st; Binghamton 4, Hershey 3

Andre Petersson will play tonight while Bobby Butler sits; Mark Borowiecki will sit in favour of Matt Carkner.

The Ottawa Sun‘s Don Brennan looks at why the Sens are fifth in the league on the road and provides five reasons: 1. Goaltending, 2. Coaching, 3. Strength down the middle, 4. Penalty-killing, 5. Team comaraderie.  Brennan has a short memory when it comes to goaltending, as early in the season the team was winning despite their goaltending.  I agree with #2 and #5, but the team’s penalty-killing has spent most of the season at the bottom of the league while the parade of different centerman belies strength throughout the season.

-The Binghamton Senators halted their losing streak with a 4-3 win over Hershey.  They blew a 3-0 lead, but Jim O’Brien gave them the game with a late short-handed goal.  Robin Lehner got the win, making 42 saves.  O’Brien scored twice while Corey Locke and Pat Cannone added the other goals.  Click here for the box score and here for Joy Lindsay’s game summary.

-Elmira won last night, with Louie Caporusso picking up a goal and an assist and Brian Stewart getting the win.  Maxime Gratchev was held off the score sheet.