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B-Sens Weekly: At home on the road with two wins

by Staff Writer / Ottawa Senators
Veteran forward Mark Parrish scored a pair of goals in leading the Binghamton Senators to their first victory of the season, a 5-4 triumph over the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins. The B-Sens followed that up by dumping the Albany Deivls 4-2 (Photo by Just Sports Photography).

LAST WEEK …

Friday, Oct. 14: Syracuse 5, Binghamton 4 (OT)
Shots: Syracuse 35, Binghamton 28
PP: Syracuse 1-for-2, Binghamton 1-for-3

Crunch forward Kyle Palmieri scored the game-winning goal and added a pair of assists as Syracuse defeated the B-Sens in front of 3,080 fans at the Broome County Veterans Memorial Arena.  Bryan Rodney also had a multi-point night for the Crunch, earning a pair of assists. Nikita Filatov, assigned to Binghamton by the Ottawa Senators earlier in the day, scored a pair of goals and added an assist. Kaspars Daugavins (1-1-2) and Corey Locke (0-2-2) each tallied two points in the loss. Mike McKenna made his second straight start in goal for the B-Sens, making 30 saves. 

Saturday, Oct. 15: Binghamton 5, Wilkes-Barre/Scranton 4 (OT)
Shots: Binghamton 24, Wilkes-Barre/Scranton 29
PP: Binghamton 0-for-2, Wilkes-Barre/Scranton 1-for-4

The B-Sens earned their first victory of the 2011-12 season at the Mohegan Sun Arena as they defeated the Penguins in overtime. Mark Parrish scored the game winner for Binghamton at 3:29 of overtime, his second goal of the game. Derek Grant, Mike Hoffman and Kaspars Daugavins also scored for Binghamton, while Jim O’Brien and Corey Locke each added a pair of assists.  Bryan Lerg had a two point night for the Pens as he scored the game tying goal at 12:48 of the third period and received credit for an assist. Robin Lehner started in goal for Binghamton, turning away 25 of 29 shots. 

Sunday, Oct. 16: Binghamton 4, Albany 2
Shots: Binghamton 23, Albany 31
PP: Binghamton 0 for 2, Albany 0 for 2

Three third-period goals helped power the B-Sens past the Albany Devils at the Times Union Center. Derek Grant, Pat Cannone and Kaspars Daugavins each notched goals in the third for Binghamton, while Nikita Filatov scored his third goal of the weekend for the B-Sens in the first period. Robin Lehner tended goal for the second straight game, making 29 saves to improve to 2-1-0 on the season. Steve Zalewski and Matt Taormina each scored for the Devils. 

Record: 2-2-1-0

Standings: The B-Sens are tied with the Syracuse Crunch for third place in the East Division (five points).

THIS WEEK …

Friday, Oct. 21 at Norfolk Admirals (Tampa Bay Lightning) – 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 22 at Norfolk Admirals – 7:15 p.m.

The B-Sens will travel to Norfolk to take on the East Division rival Admirals in back-to-back games this weekend. Last week the Admirals faced the Hershey Bears in a home-and-home series.  Friday in Norfolk, the Bears defeated the Admirals 7-5. The next night in Hershey, Michel Ouellet scored at 1:06 of overtime to send the Admirals home with a 6-5 victory. Right wing Carter Ashton currently leads all Admirals in points having scored four goals and three assists for seven points over four games. Defenceman Mark Barberio currently leads all American Hockey League defensemen in points with six (1-5-6) in four games. 

B-SENS SNIPPETS …

Forwards Kaspars Daugavins, Mark Parrish and Corey Locke are currently tied for first overall on the B-Sens in points. Daugavins and Parrish both have four goals and two assists for six points in five games played. Locke has six assists for six points in five games played. 

Daugavins currently has the longest active point streak for the B-Sens. He has recorded a point in each of the B-Sens five games played, including a two-point performance (one goal, one assist) Oct. 14 versus Syracuse.

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