The Binghamton Senators head to Rochester for their first of 8 meetings against the Amerks. The Senators would dictate play all 60 minutes as David Leggio attempted to keep the Amerks in the game with Robin Lehner stopped 32 of 33 shots, most of which being routine saves. Zemgus Girgensons recorded his first point as a professional, an assist on Kevin Porter’s goal. The loss put the Amerks at 1-2-0 on the season.
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The Amerks need every win they can get and continued to do that on Friday night with a 3-1 win over the Binghamton Senators to move into eighth place, at least for the time being. Paul Szczechura, Luke Adam and Derek Whitmore are three players the Amerks need to rely on for scoring and they did just that scoring Friday night for the win.
There’s 16 regular season games left and every game and every point counts with only six points separating 3rd place and 11th place in the Western Conference. The same two teams play again tonight and even though the Binghamton Senators are in last place they are not a team to be taken for granted. As long as the Amerks play the same way they did on Friday night they should finish the weekend with four points.
Thanks again to Kevin Wright / Disengage for capturing and uploading the videos!
Here’s the highlights:
Travis Turnbull and Mark Borowiecki drop the mitts in the first period of the game between the Rochester Amerks and the Binghamton Senators.
Mike Hoffman collides with David Leggio and the net in the first period of the game between the Rochester Amerks and Binghamton Senators.[...]Read More
In my 5 Reasons to go to the Amerks game on Friday night I said one of the reasons was the power play (or lack of) and that the 0 for 26 drought was bound to end and that it did on Friday night. After 27 failed power play opportunities the Amerks finally connected not once but twice during the game. The second goal of the game and first of two power play goals was scored by Zack Kassian which was the game winner.
The first period saw Binghamton have control for much of the period not giving the Amerks much room at all to create chances. The box score says that the Amerks had eight shots on goal, only a couple of them were quality.
Andre Petersson put the Senators on the scoreboard first scoring late in the first period on the power play. He received a pass from Mike Hoffman, skated about five feet and snapped a quick wrist shot high glove side past Drew MacIntyre. That would be the only goal of the game though for Binghamton.
Derek Whitmore scored at 3:44 of the second period to tie the game at one. Mark Voakes redirected the [...]Read More
The Amerks are on the road tonight in Binghamton looking to kill their four game winless streak against the reigning Calder Cup Champions. Even though the Amerks are on a losing streak they’ve managed to earn points in three out of four of those games. After tonights game the Amerks will be back home to practice and then go back again to Binghamton next Friday.
Looking at the positives, the Amerks know they’re missing a couple of key players that could make a difference in the roster but they continue to stay competitive in games and are finding ways to score. Players like Michael Ryan and Paul Szczechura out of the lineup are forcing others to move up in roles that they are not be ready for. Things are headed in the right direction, they’re not being embarrassed on the ice night in and night out.
The Amerks coaching staff see’s positive signs with what they have and will continue to coach to that. Rolston immediately said no when asked if there have been any talks with the Buffalo Sabres to make changes to the roster to improve it. They understand the veteran element is missing that could help lead [...]Read More
Had a great start to the month of June over the weekend hanging out in Binghamton for two days for games four and five of the Calder Cup finals where we witnessed Binghamton take a 3-2 series lead. Game 6 is tonight in Houston where the Binghamton Senators are hoping to win their first Calder Cup. As an Amerks and Sabres fan a part of me dislikes the Senators but it’d be great for the city of Binghamton to get the Calder Cup.
The Senators controlled the game from start to finish on Friday night and won the game 3-0. On Saturday night they had their backs to the boards for most of the game but in the end won the game 4-2. Playing in front of a packed arena of over 4,700 fans certainly helped give the players some additional momentum.
The added story line to this series is that Senators assistant coach Steve Stirling underwent successful quadruple bypass surgery on Sunday after experiencing chest pains. The B-Sens team was obviously wanting to win the cup for themselves, the coaches, the fans, the city and now for Stirling. I don’t know the guy but it reminds me of the scene [...]Read More