Senators News: October 14th; Binghamton 2, Wilkes-Barre 1

-Binghamton opened their season with a 2-1 win over Wilkes-Barre.  I watched the game and it was not a particularly good one for Binghamton until the third period, but they survived on the goaltending of Robin Lehner and solid performances from Hugh Jessiman and Jakob Silfverberg (who scored each of Binghamton’s goals, the team coming from in the third).  The powerplay was brutal, although eventually the top unit began to apply pressure.  There are recaps here and here.  For some reason Mark Parisi posted his impressions while admitting he missed half the game (a Silver Seven trend)–look for it if that interests you.  There was general sloppiness in the team’s play; in particular keeping the puck in the Penguins zone and applying offensive pressure.  Bingo was awful on faceoffs and I suspect that will be something they work on in subsequent practices.  Luke Richardson emphasized character in his post-game remarks:

I said the word character and I’ll say it again because that’s what they showed tonight. In the third period it’s really easy to come apart as a team when you have a lot of offensive talent and everyone is going on their own page and trying to win it themselves, but we didn’t do that.

There were two fights in the game, the first with Marc Borowiecki (vs Eric Tangradi) trying to create energy after Wilkes-Barre opened the scoring while the second was a surprise battle with Fredrik Claesson (vs Adam Payerl) that was much more spur of the moment.

-Elmira crushed Greenville 7-1 last night with Marc Cheverie picking up the win.  Brad Peltz had a goal and an assist and finished +5, while Chris Wideman had an assist/+2, Danny New 2 assists/+2, and Ben Blood was +3.  Here’s the recap.

-D. J. Powers offers up part one of his WCHA preview, but it does not include any Sens prospects.

This article is written by Peter Levi (@eyeonthesens)