Binghamton Senators Season Is Over
The Binghamton Senators season has come to an end. It was a real good run for the Senators.
They were near the top of the AHL all season before settling for the 4th seed going into the Calder Cup playoffs. The Sens had the best record in the East at the All-Star break. Coach Richardson was the coach for the East All-Stars. Then it all ended on Thursday night.
A three goal third period helped the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins complete a first round sweep of the Binghamton Senators. The Penguins took game Game 3, 3-2 and the best-of-five series 3-0. The Senators lost all three games by a 3-2 score.
The B-Sens struck first as Matt Puempel put Binghamton on the board 1-0 just five minutes into the first period. Mark Stone drew the lone assist on Puempel’s goal – his second of the playoffs. The B-Sens held their 1-0 edge until 7:32 of the third period as Zach Sill cashed in a feed from Jayson Megna, shorthanded to tie the game at one.
Riley Holzapfel gave the Pens the lead, 2-1, with a goal at 18:42 of the third. Megna extended Wilkes-Barre’s lead to 3-1 with just 28 seconds remaining in the game. The B-Sens snuck in one more goal as captain Mark Borowiecki tallied his first of the playoffs with just 1.7 seconds remaining to set the score at 3-2.
Overall a very good season for the Binghamton Senators. I think they did better in the regular season then most thought they would. They had the worst record in the AHL last year. With a new coach, expectations weren't high. It was an exciting team to watch and once again the pesky Penguins seemed to have our number for the playoffs.