With Friday night’s 3-0 blanking of the Charlotte Checkers, the Binghamton Senators sit firmly in the driver’s seat in the Eastern Conference finals. Bingo now returns home for three straight on home ice with Game 3 going on Tuesday night.
It may sound a little bit selfish but I sure hope the Checkers can win at least one game so we don’t have to scrap Saturday’s road trip!
Gotta love the bounce back performance from Robin Lehner in Game 2. After lasting just 20 minutes in the series opener, Lehner responded with a perfect performance and his second shutout of the playoffs. Kudos to Kurt Kleinendorst for going back to the kid after a rough outing.
Lehner has been a huge of part of this playoff run and deserved to get back between the pipes.
The game also featured two more goals from deadline pick up Ryan Potulny. He now has 13 goals in just 15 playoff games. There wasn’t much talk about the Potulny pick up when it happened but he has been a top performer for Bingo in these playoffs. Gotta hand it to Murray for giving that team every chance to succeed.
- I know I’ve mentioned this before but I would expect the Sens coaching search to pick up steam next week. There are a few vacancies around the league so the Sens would be wise to get moving on this front to ensure they get their guy.
- Sens Assistant GM Tim Murray was on the Team1200 late last week and mentioned that the club has made an offer to University of Michigan forward Louie Caporusso and are waiting to hear back. Caporusso was a third round pick in 2007.
- The team also plans to sign forward Jakob Silfverberg in the near future. Silfverberg, Rundblad and the rest of Team Sweden take on the Finns for the Gold Medal today at 4:30 PM.