Senators News: April 14th

-A game after the fact The Raaymaker looks at the Neil-Smith-Kassian line, concluding Smith was the lynchpin of their success.

Scott had the scoring chances in the Jersey game 7/17.

Jean-Gabriel Pageau talked about his season thus far:

Luke [Richardson] helped me a lot, he gave me really good tips all year long. He helped me defensively and offensively, and I think that’s helped my game a lot. At the start [of the season], I didn’t expect to play a game here — and now I have my chance, I just try to enjoy the moment and live like there’s no tomorrow. For now, everything’s been great.

Craig Anderson compared Ben Bishop to Robin Lehner (link above):

Ben was pretty laid back, he just kind of went with the flow. Robbie‘s pretty intense in there. He likes to get the blood flowing, get his emotions involved. That definitely is an asset he brings to the table. Usually when he’s aggressive and emotional, he’s usually at his best.

Don Brennan writes about Craig Anderson‘s chance to set an NHL record for GAA and save percentage in a season; it would be a great accomplishment, but it’s also an indication of how much goal scoring has dropped in the league.

-Binghamton crushed Albany 5-0 yesterday; Nathan Lawson picked up the win and the shutout (35 saves), while Fredrik Claesson, Dustin Gazley, Mark Stone, Buddy Robinson (his first), and Corey Cowick each scored; Hugh Jessiman picked up three assists.  It has been an auspicious debut for Robinson, who also led the team in shots last night with six.  Here’s the boxscore.

-The B-Sens play Adirondack (29-36-7) this afternoon; the Phantoms are lead by Jason Akeson (51 points) and backstopped by Brian Boucher (5-7-1 2.67 .902).  There’s little chance Lawson plays a third game in a row, so expect either Marc Cheverie or Andrew Hammond to get the start.

Matt Weinstein writes a good piece on Luke Richardson’s road to coaching.

Jack Downing was recalled from Elmira yesterday.

-Elmira defeated Florida 5-1 last night to stay alive in the series; Louie Caporusso had a goal and an assist.

This article is written by Peter Levi (@eyeonthesens)