Binghamton at the 30-Game Mark

The Binghamton Senators have passed the 30-game mark so it’s time to take stock and see how the team and the players are performing.  The B-Sens went 4-3-3, putting them 1st in their division and 3rd in the conference (for their previous ten games go here).  The team’s 107 goals remain 1st in the conference, while their 90 goals are tied for 11th worst.

Player’s stats (NHL=games in the NHL, ECHL=games in the ECHL):

Cole Schneider 7-5-6-11 +5
Mark Stone 9-5-5-10 -1
Mike Hoffman
8-5-4-9 -2 [NHL 3-0-0-0 -2]
Stephane Da Costa 10-3-5-8 +2
Fredrik Claesson 10-1-6-7 +3
Chris Wideman
10-0-7-7 -5
Derek Grant 9-1-5-6 +1 [NHL 1-0-0-0 Even]
Jim O’Brien 10-2-3-5 +2
Andre Petersson 10-1-4-5 -2
Matt Puempel
10-3-1-4 -2
David Dziurzynski
10-2-1-3 +2
Jean-Gabriel Pageau 4-1-1-2 +1 [NHL 8-1-0-1 -2]
Cody Ceci 4-0-2-2 +2 [NHL 8-1-1-2 -1]
Danny New
5-1-1-2 +2 [ECHL 6-1-5-6 Even]
Buddy Robinson 8-1-1-2 Even [ECHL 1-0-0-0 -1]
Mark Borowiecki 8-1-0-1 -2 [NHL 1-0-0-0 -1]
Michael Sdao 8-0-1-1 -2
Corey Cowick
8-0-1-1 -4
Wacey Hamilton
7-0-1-1 -1
Shane Prince
6-0-1-1 +2
Ben Blood
8-0-0-0 Even
Tyler Eckford
6-0-0-0 +2
Darren Kramer
4-0-0-0 -2
Troy Rutkowski
1-0-0-0 Even [ECHL 8-0-2-2 -3]
Jakub Culek [ECHL 8-1-5-6 -4]
Ludwig Karlsson [ECHL 9-2-6-8 +1]

Nathan Lawson 3-1-0 2.37 .928
Andrew Hammond 1-2-3 3.33 .895

The B-Sens went through the bulk of an awful losing streak in the absence of Lawson, but have bounced back since the veteran returned.  Hammond wasn’t terrible during the streak, but isn’t ready to take on that kind of workload.  On the positive side, Schneider is red-hot and a healthy Stone along with Hoffman and Da Costa are lighting it up.  Claesson is providing unexpected offence, matching Wideman‘s tally over the stretch as the pair took over the scoring duties in Ceci‘s absence.  On the downside, Cowick‘s season last year is looking more and more like a fluke as he cannot produce, Prince (when in the lineup) is struggling again, and Robinson was demoted briefly due to performance.  On the blueline Blood and Eckford add nothing offensively and Borowiecki is well off his usual pace.  Rutkowski has been mediocre in Elmira, while Culek has cooled off in the ECHL while Karlsson is heating up (we might see him called up in the near future).  Schneider lead the team as a plus (+5), while Wideman anchored the team as a minus (-5).  It’s difficult to guess what the parent club might do if they choose to call up a player (this would require sending someone down or an injury/trade), but at this point it would be hard to ignore Schneider (Claesson, alas, just has too many bodies in front of him while Ottawa is healthy).

This article is written by Peter Levi (@eyeonthesens)