I called it a must win going in and the Binghamton Senators certainly played like it was. In what was certainly their best game of the Calder Cup Finals, the BSens scored a 3-0 win over the Houston Aeros and pulled even in the best of seven series.
The pivotal game five is tomorrow night in Binghamton and SensChirp and the RSU will be there to cheer them on!
Houston has been pretty tough defensively in this series but right off the bat you could just see that the BSens had an extra gear. They made life tough on the Aeros defence and seemed to be much quicker than in the previous two games.
Cody Bass, Corey Locke and Derek Smith had the goals for the home side and Robin Lehner stopped 21 shots for his third shutout of the playoffs. Getting the first goal is huge against this Houston game because they can lock it down when they get the lead. That will be a key again tomorrow night.
Really impressed with the play of Jared Cowen since joining the team down in Bingo. His transition to the AHL game has been seamless. He looks like an extremely confident player and he has been an absolute force defensively. His reach and overpowering strength make him an extremely difficult guy to play against.
The crowd in Binghamton was in fine form tonight but I completely expect tomorrow night’s crowd to be just as loud. You could see the tensions boiling over between these two teams at the end of the game so you know Game 5 will be wild! Can’t wait to get on the BingoBus tomorrow afternoon.
Prepare yourself Binghamton- SensChirp and the RSU are on the way!
GO BSENS GO!