-Binghamton’s streak continues at eight as they defeated Syracuse in a game I was unable to watch (here are the highlights). Stephane Da Costa celebrated his return to the lineup with a hat trick and a team-leading four points; Silfverberg and Wiercioch had the other goals. Da Costa‘s line (Prince and Schneider) were all +4 and Ben Bishop earned the win facing23 shots. The game entered the goofy zone when the B-Sens made it 5-2, with Syracuse goon Eric Neilson earning 27 penalty minutes for attacking Mark Borowiecki wh0 talked about it in the post-game.
-Elmira defeated Trenton 6-2 last night with Cheverie picking up the win while Downing had a three point night and Caporusso picked up an assist.
-WJC Swedish coach Roger Ronnberg has asked the Swedish federation to intervene with Ottawa in the hopes of getting Mika Zibanejad to Ufa. He said:
It is a big disappointment that Ottawa does not want to release Mika to join the team for the World Juniors. I have asked our federation to intervene and I am confident they will. Having said that, I must focus on the players I have and I can’t let that [Ottawa not releasing Zibanejad] steal energy from my work.
As expected Sens prospect Mikael Vikstrand was named to the team.
-Speaking of the WJC rosters, neither Cody Ceci nor Matt Puempel were invited to Canada’s camp.
This article is written by Peter Levi (@eyeonthesens)