Binghamton at the Seventy-Game Mark

The Binghamton Senators have reached the 70-game mark so it’s time to take stock and see how the team and the players are doing (for the previous ten games go here).  Binghamton went 4-5-1 (1-4-1 over their last six), remaining 4th in their conference 2nd in their division.  Their 206 goals-for are 4th in their conference, while their 178 goals allowed also puts them in 4th.  The B-Sens have locked up a playoff spot so are now only playing for positioning.

Player’s stats (INJ=games missed due to injury, SCR= scratched, SUS=suspended, NHL=games in the NHL, ECHL=games in the ECHL):

Cole Schneider 9-3-6-9 +5 INJ 1
Mark Stone
9-4-4-8 +3 INJ 1
Shane Prince
10-2-4-6 +2
Stephane Da Costa
10-2-3-5 +2
Chris Wideman 10-1-4-5 +2
Mike Hoffman 3-0-4-4 +1 [NHL 3-0-0-0]
Mark Borowiecki 8-1-3-4 +2 INJ 2
Brett Lebda 10-0-4-4 +3
Wacey Hamilton 10-2-1-3 -1
Danny New 10-1-2-3 +4
Derek Grant 10-1-2-3 +2
Jean-Gabriel Pageau 10-1-2-3 -4
Louie Caporusso 7-0-3-3 +4 [ECHL 2-1-2-3]
Corey Cowick 10-2-0-2 -2
Hugh Jessiman 7-1-1-2 -1 INJ 3
Pat Cannone 10-1-1-2 +1
Fredrik Claesson 10-0-2-2 -1
Michael Sdao 9-1-0-1 +2 [NCAA 31-7-8-15]
David Dziurzynski 5-0-0-0 -1 [NHL 2-0-0-0]
Tyler Eckford 1-0-0-0 Even INJ 9
Jack Downing 1-0-0-0 Even INJ 9
Buddy Robinson 1-0-0-0 Even [NCAA 38-8-8-16]
Ben Blood 2-0-0-0 -3 [ECHL 5-0-2-2]
Darren Kramer 3-0-0-0 Even SCR 7
Dustin Gazley 4-0-0-0 Even INJ 6
Jakub Culek DNP [QMJHL 9-3-4-7]
Brad Peltz DNP (scratched)
Andre Petersson DNP (injured)

Nathan Lawson 4-3-1 2.28 .936
Marc Cheverie 0-2-0 3.32 .900
Andrew Hammond DNP [NCAA 10-15-3 2.47 .917]

Schneider and Stone paced the B-Sens over these games offensively, with the former truly beginning to blossom after a slow start to his pro career.  Of the many young additions to the lineup Sdao has made the most impact, essentially banishing Blood to Elmira.  The PageauCowick magic disappeared, perhaps partially due to the influx of players returned from Ottawa; Grant‘s production also remains AWOL and Gazley returned to earth prior to his injury.  Wideman remains the offensive catalyst from the blueline, which is not something I would have imagined earlier in the season.  Cannone continues to disappoint and on the goaltending front Binghamton has to rely on Lawson almost exclusively.  With a playoff spot wrapped up I expect to see players like Hammond and Culek sprinkled into the lineup, although after all this time it seems like Peltz is never going to get his shot with Binghamton.

This article is written by Peter Levi (@eyeonthesens)