Binghamton at the Fifty-Game Mark

Binghamton has now played 50 games and it’s time to take a look at how they’ve done over the last 10 (for the previous segment go here link). The B-Sens are 4-5-1, collecting nine points (a drop from the previous segment). They continue to be 5th in the division, 15th in the conference, and have dropped to 30th in the league (down from 28th). They are still 21st in goals for and have improved to 28th in goals against (up from 29th). Player’s stats (INJ=games missed due to injury, SCR= scratched, SUS=suspended, NHL=games in the NHL, ECHL=games in the ECHL):
Corey Locke 10-2-11-13 -6
Mike Hoffman 10-3-9-12 -6
Rob Klinkhammer 10-1-10-11 -7
Stephane Da Costa 9-5-5-10 -6 INJ 1
Andre Petersson 8-5-3-8 -7 (NHL 1-0-0-0)
Jim O’Brien 6-5-2-7 +2 (NHL 5-0-0-0)
David Dziurzynski
10-4-3-7 -1
Jack Downing 8-4-1-5 +3 (ECHL 2-2-0-2)
Pat Cannone
10-2-2-4 -5
Dan Henningson 8-0-4-4 Even
Mark Borowiecki 7-0-3-3 -2 INJ 1 (NHL 2-0-0-0)
Josh Godfrey 4-1-1-2 Even INJ 2 SCR 4
Derek Grant 8-1-1-2 -1 SCR 2
Eric Gryba
10-1-1-2 -3
Patrick Wiercioch
5-0-1-1 -4 INJ 4 SCR 1
Wacey Hamilton 10-0-0-0 -2
Bobby Raymond 10-0-0-0 -2
Mike Bartlett 10-0-0-0 -3
Craig Schira 10-0-0-0 -5
Francis Lessard 6-0-0-0 -2 SCR 4
Corey Cowick 6-0-0-0 -5 (ECHL 5-1-0-1)
Tim Conboy 3-0-0-0 -5 INJ 7
Andy Thomas 2-0-0-0 Even
Louie Caporusso (ECHL 6-3-3-6)
Maxime Gratchev (ECHL 5-2-1-3) (traded)
Mark Parrish
 (injured)
Robin Lehner 1-3-0 3.32 .906 INJ 3 GAA and SV declined
Mike McKenna 3-2-1 2.99 .916 GAA and SV declined
Brian Stewart (ECHL 2-3-1 2.82 .914, GAA and SV improved)

No one who played the full ten games is a plus and only Jim O’Brien and Jack Downing are pluses overall (Andre Petersson and Rob Klinkhammer were a team worst -7).   Robin Lehner continues to struggle to stay healthy and get into a rhythm.  Corey Cowick played his way down to the ECHL, while if Jack Downing can continue his strong play it’s hard to imagine him going back to Elmira.  Patrick Wiercioch returned from his throat injury, but the Binghamton blueline continues to struggle to produce offence.  Finally, Mike Hoffman has taken over the team lead in scoring (although he does not lead in points-per-game) and I’ll be interested to see if he can maintain a higher level or production.

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Senators News: February 13th; Binghamton 3, St. John’s 6

Daniel Alfredsson talked about the effect of the players fathers being around, “I think everybody wants to show off for their dads, and I don’t think that’s ever going to change. Your old man is your old man. He’s not going to be impressed with too much. You’ve got to make sure you do something extra.”

The Silver Seven‘s Mark Parisi looks back on the Sens week that was including individual performances.  I agree with the bulk of his assessments, with the exceptions of Sergei Gonchar (he was mediocre, not bad), Colin Greening (the same distinction), and Milan Michalek (who was average, not good).

ESPN‘s power rankings are out, with Ottawa 17th

-Binghamton got hammered by St. John’s yesterday, with Mike McKenna allowing all six goals on 38 shots.  Josh Godfrey, Jack Downing, and Derek Grant scored, with Godfrey (a healthy scratch the past three games) leading the way with two points.  Stephane Da Costa was out of the lineup with a minor injury.  Here’s the box score and Joy Lindsay’s game summary.

-Elmira lost 4-2 last night, with Brian Stewart taking the loss and Corey Cowick held off the score sheet (Louie Caporusso did not play).  The signs are not good for Cowick, who has no points in three straight games and is expected to produce more.

-Prospect updates (their position in team scoring is noted in brackets, defence compared to defence; I’ve also indicated if the player’s scoring position has change (with a + for up, – for down, and = for unchanged):
CHL
Mark Stone (RW, Brandon, WHL) 51-36-54-90 (1st=)
Shane Prince (C/LW, Ottawa 67s, OHL) 44-34-38-72 (2nd=)
Stefan Noesen (C/RW, Plymouth, OHL) 49-25-38-63 (1st=)
Jean-Gabriel Pageau (RW, Chicoutimi, QMJHL) 37-30-28-58 (t-2nd=)
Matt Puempel (LW, Peterborough, OHL) 30-17-16-33 (injured)
Darren Kramer (C/LW, Spokane, WHL) 54-19-15-34 (6th-)
Jakub Culek (C/LW, Rimouski, QMJHL) 43-10-18-28 (6th=)
Jordan Fransoo (D, Victoria, WHL) 55-2-13-15 (2nd=)
SEL
Jakob Silfverberg (C/RW, Brynas) 39-17-22-39 (1st=)
Mika Zibanejad (C/RW, Djurgarden) 16-4-4-8 (16th=)
Fredrik Claesson (D, Djurgarden) 39-1-5-6 (5th=)
Allsvenskan
Marcus Sorensen (RW, Boras) 23-7-6-13 (7th=)
NCAA
Ryan Dzingel (C, CCHA-Ohio State) 29-7-16-23 (2nd+)
Max McCormick (LW, CCHA-Ohio State) 23-10-11-21 (t-3rd+)
Michael Sdao (D, ECAC-Princeton) 24-8-9-17 (1st=)
Bryce Aneloski (D, WCHA-Nebraska-Omaha) 30-5-12-17 (1st=)
Chris Wideman (D, CCHA-Miami) 32-1-16-17 (1st=)
Ben Blood (D, WCHA-North Dakota) 29-2-12-14 (2nd+)
Jeff Costello (LW, CCHA-Notre Dame) 22-3-6-9 (11th-)
Brad Peltz (LW, ECAC-Yale) 8-1-0-1 (20th=)

None of the Swedes have played since last Monday.  I believe Jeff Costello is injured, but haven’t specifically seen a report to confirm it (while his team has played games since last week, he has not).