-Tonight Binghamton defeated the Toronto Marlies 3-2 in a game I saw only a little of. Ben Bishop stood tall in net making 46 saves, while Silfverberg, Prince, and Wiercioch scored (Silfverberg also lead the way with two points). Eric Gryba returned to the lineup and was +2 (Chris Wideman sat and I’d expect him to be loaned back to Elmira if the blueline remains healthy).
-Binghamton plays Syracuse tomorrow. The Crunch are 10-2-2 on the season and will be a good test for the surging B-Sens. Cory Conacher leads the way with 17 points for Syracuse while Dustin Tokarski is their starting goaltender.
-Elmira plays South Carolina tomorrow, with the Stingrays sporting a poor 7-11-2 record.
-A couple of Robin Lehner articles are floating around and while there’s not much new in them I’ll quote Lehner:
I think the whole team has come together very well. As for myself, I’m taking steps, and it’s getting better. It’s a little bit easier this year, too. It’s a little bit different than last year. I made a couple of changes myself too, so I’m happy. I have lots of stuff left to improve. I haven’t really had that chance to be as consistent as I want. That stuff is on me, but it’s also a team effort, a team game. Last year we couldn’t get it going, but the year before that, the only consistency I could come up with was on the Calder Cup run. I just think it’s unnecessary, the whole thing. I don’t know. I’m not there. I see the highlights on the TV, when I get home … so many people get affected by this. Especially fans. I think there’s too much greed involved, for being such a big business and so much money already involved, I think it doesn’t necessarily have to be this way, I don’t think. I’m probably not the right guy to have too many comments on the thing anyway. I think it’s just weird. There’s still a time and place. Obviously, Craig is a great goaltender, and he’s the guy there right now. It’s all about what Ottawa wants, and how I play and stuff. There’s Ben Bishop there, too. You just have to sit back and see how it plays out. I don’t think anything is a bad scenario right now. Binghamton is a nice place to play. It’s a good league, and obviously, I would like to see the lockout end, so everything could clear up for a lot of people. I’m not looking forward anymore, I just try to stay in the present. If there would be a chance to prove yourself (in the NHL) sometime, of course I wouldn’t say no to that. But it’s far-fetched right now and I’m not there right now.
This article is written by Peter Levi (@eyeonthesens)