Binghamton Senators at the 20 Game Mark

The Binghamton Senators have passed the 20-game mark so it’s time to take stock and see how the team and the players are doing (ignoring their 21st game, a 4-3 SO loss, in terms of their record and player stats below).  The B-Sens went 8-2-0, putting them 2nd in their division and 4th in the conference (for their previous ten games go here).  The team’s 78 goals are 1st in the conference and their 59 goals against remain tied for 10th.

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

Mike Hoffman 10-5-9-14 +6
Stephane Da Costa 10-5-9-14 +5
Jean-Gabriel Pageau 9-5-8-13 +7 INJ 1
Mark Stone 9-4-4-8 +2 INJ 1
Cole Schneider 10-2-6-8 +6
Andre Petersson 7-5-2-7 +7 INJ 3
Shane Prince 10-3-4-7 +4
Cody Ceci 10-1-6-7 +4
Matt Puempel 10-3-2-5 -2
Buddy Robinson 9-3-2-5 +4 SCR 1
Chris Wideman 9-1-4-5 +6 INJ 1
Fredrik Claesson 10-0-5-5 +12
Corey Cowick 9-3-1-4 +2 INJ 1
Michael Sdao
10-2-2-4 +7
David Dziurzynski 9-0-4-4 Even INJ 1
Wacey Hamilton 10-0-4-4 +3
Jim O’Brien 3-0-3-3 +5 INJ 7
Darren Kramer 5-1-1-2 Even SCR 5
Tyler Eckford 8-0-2-2 +2 SCR 2
Ben Blood 10-0-1-1 +3
Troy Rutkowski 4-0-0-0 Even [ECHL 1-0-1-1 +1]
Jakub Culek DNP [ECHL 8-3-4-7 +3]
Ludwig Karlsson DNP [ECHL 5-1-1-2 -3]

Nathan Lawson 3-2-0 2.32 .932
Andrew Hammond 5-0-0 3.14 .904

A number of interesting changes from the beginning of the season: Prince is back to form, Cowick‘s offence continues to elude him (I have to wonder how much of his production last season was because he played with Pageau), both Sdao and Blood have played regularly (with the former beginning to chip in offensively), Claesson‘s play is getting better and better, Hammond‘s performance was spectacular, Karlsson is struggling to recover his form after suffering a concussion, and Rutkowski and Culek are looking to achieve AHL-form.  It was an incredible positive stretch for the team.  If Hoffman can continue to produce at the same level I’ll have to retract my prediction at the end of last season that he can put up points at the next level.

This article is written by Peter Levi (@eyeonthesens)