Offensive firepower leads B-Sens; O'Brien works for ice time (Web Extra Video)
Binghamton, NY (WBNG Binghamton) The B-Sens have won eight of their last nine games and are scoring nearly four goals per game, but coach Luke Richardson credits the winning to the attitudes of some of those offensive weapons. "Sometimes it's not a first instinct for a naturally skilled guy to chip it off the glass or dump it in," said Richardson. "They want to make a pass, they want to make a play and I think that is showing in our offensive numbers, but I think the most important part is we're not giving up leads at the ends of games because we're doing the right things defensively." Stephane Da Costa, Jean-Gabriel Pageau, Mike Hoffman and Mark Stone all had multi-point games in the three games this past weekend. One guy just getting back into the B-Sens the line-up is Jim O'Brien. O'Brien had been out for about a month with a hamstring injury. He played in just one of the teams three games this past weekend, mainly because of how much depth the B-Sens have at the moment. "It's a frustrating year for him," said Richardson. "I said we understand that, the guys are just on a role and they're playing well, so everybody deserves to play. Just be ready Saturday or be ready Sunday and that's what he did. He said, 'I'll be ready' and I thought that was his best game of the year." O'Brien had an assist against Hershey on Sunday in his first game back.