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B-SENS WEEKLY #1: Binghamton Opens with a Shutout, Back in Action

October 18, 2016 - American Hockey League (AHL) - Binghamton Senators News Release

Saturday, October 15, 2016 vs. Hershey Bears (3-0 W)

Casey Bailey recorded two goals and Francis Perron added two assists as the Binghamton Senators held the Hershey Bears scoreless in a 3-0 win on opening night in front of 4,479 fans at Floyd L. Maines Veterans Memorial Arena on Saturday night. Casey Bailey tallied the Binghamton Senators' first goal of the season after an amazing set up from Francis Perron. Perron started tangled in a battle between the two offensive zone circles before finding Bailey sitting to his left and chipping the puck to him. Bailey then sent a one-timer off the inside of the right post and in for the 1-0 lead.  Perron collected the lone assist on the goal at 15:27 of the first period. The connection of Perron and Bailey came through again for a two-goal lead in the second period. After taking the puck in the neutral zone, Perron went in all alone on a breakaway and was denied by Hershey goaltender Vitek Vanecek. Bailey followed up and sent in the rebound for a 2-0 lead 9:05 of the middle period. With the net empty, Mike Blunden sent a shot down the ice, off the post, and over the goal line for the 3-0 lead with only 46 seconds left in the game. Goaltender Chris Driedger stopped all 25 shots he faced in the shutout.

LOOKING AHEAD

Friday, October 21, 2016 @ Albany Devils

a0;    - Binghamton takes the ice for the first time of the season against the Albany Devils at 7:00

                  p.m. inside Times  Union Center.  Last season, Binghamton went 2-5-1-0 against the

                  Devils during the 2015-16 season. The B- Sens came away with wins over Albany on

                  opening night, 4-1, and April 9, 2-1. Both victories came on home  ice. 

Saturday, October 22, 2016 vs. Rochester Americans

a0;   - After two preseason games against the Americans, the B-Sens will take the ice against

                  Rochester for the first  time in the regular season. Binghamton wrapped up its preseason                     at home against the Amerks in a 5-0 win.  Last season, the two sides went 5-5-0-0 against                   one another in ten games.

NEXT FIVE GAMES

Friday, October 21 - at Albany Devils - Times Union Center - 7:00 p.m.

Saturday, October 22 - vs. Rochester Americans - Floyd L. Maines VMA- 7:05 p.m.

Wednesday, October 26 - at Utica Comets - Utica Memorial Auditorium - 7:00 p.m.

Friday, October 28 - vs. Syracuse Crunch - Floyd L. Maines VMA - 7:05 p.m.

Saturday, October 29 - at Hershey Bears - Floyd L. Maines VMA - 7:05 p.m.

B-SENS NEWS & NOTES

BAILEY & PERRON ;  

a0;    - Casey Bailey and Francis Perron teamed up for a pair of goals on Saturday night 

a0;     against the Hershey Bears. Perron set up Bailey with both assists in the shutout 

a0;     victory over Hershey. In the final preseason game this year, Perron had two helpers

a0;     as well in a 5-0 win over Rochester.  

OVER ONE-HUNDRED MINUTES

a0;   - Including the preseason, the Binghamton Senators have not given up a goal in the

a0;     last 125:55 of play. The last goal for an opponent came with 5:55 left in regulation

a0;     of the first preseason game against Rochester on October 6.

WHAT A CROWD

a0;   - Fans flocked to Floyd L. Maines Veterans Memorial Arena for Saturday night's 

a0;     home opener against the Hershey Bears. They were a part of the American Hockey

a0;     League's average of 6,677 fans per game last week. According to the AHL, it was

a0;     the highest for opening weekend since 2005. 

B-SENS TOP FIVE IN POINTS

1.             (RW) Casey Bailey - 1g, 2a, 2pts

2.             (LW) Francis Perron - 0g, 2a, 2pts

3.             (RW) Mike Blunden     - 1g, 0a, 1pts

4.             NONE

5.             NONE

B-SENS STATISTICAL LEADERS

Games : 19 Tied (1)

Goals : Bailey (2)

Assists : Perron (2)

Points : Bailey, Perron (2)

PIM : Robinson, Harpur (2)

PPG : NONE

SHG : NONE

GWG : Bailey (1)

Goalie Wins : Driedger (1)

GAA : Driedger (0.00)

SAV % : Driedger (1.000)

Plus/Minus : Bailey, Carlisle, Englund, Flanagan, Perron (+2)

SPECIAL TEAMS

Power Play

TYPE        RNK        GP         ADV       PPGF        PCT

Overall      27             xa0; xa0; xa0; 0.0

Home        17             xa0; xa0; xa0; 0.0

Road         28             xa0; xa0; xa0; 0.0

Penalty Kill

TYPE        RNK       GP         TSH       PPGA        PCT

Overall      xa0; xa0; xa0; 0            100.0

Home        xa0; xa0; xa0; 0            100.0

Road         xa0; xa0; xa0; xa0; 0.0             

OFFENSE/DEFENSE RANKINGS

Offense

RNK        GP          GF         GF/GAME

  11           xa0; xa0; 3.00

Defense

RNK       GP           GA        GA/GAME

  3            xa0; xa0; 0.00

NORTH DIVISION STANDINGS

Toronto Marlies                     | 2gp | 2-0-0-0 | 4pts | 1.000

Syracuse Crunch                  | 2gp | 2-0-0-0 | 4pts | 1.000

Albany Devils                        | 2gp | 2-0-0-0 | 4pts | 1.000

Binghamton Senators          | 1gp | 1-0-0-0 | 2pts | 1.000

Rochester Americans          | 3gp | 1-2-0-0 | 2pts | 0.333

Utica Comets                         | 2gp | 0-2-0-0 | 0pts | 0.000

St. John's IceCaps                | 3gp | 0-3-0-0 | 0pts | 0.000

UPCOMING TEAM PRACTICE

DATE                    TYPE                  LOCATION                     TIME

Mon., Oct. 17      Practice       Floyd L. Maines VMA        10:30 a.m.

Tue., Oct. 18      Practice           BCC Ice Center             2:00 p.m.

Wed., Oct. 19     Practice            BCC Ice Center             2:00 p.m.

Thu., Oct. 20      Practice      Floyd L. Maines VMA       10:30 a.m.

Fri., Oct. 21       Pre-Game   Floyd L. Maines VMA        10:00 a.m.

Sat., Oct. 22      Pre-Game                  TBA                              TBA

TEAM TRANSACTIONS

ASSIGNED - (D) Chris Rumble to Wichita (ECHL)

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