(WBNG BINGHAMTON) There's no other way to put it -- the Binghamton Senators just fell flat in their 4-1 loss to Adirondack Saturday night.
It was evident to the coach, it was evident to the players.
After the Phantoms took a 2-0 lead in the second period, the B-Sens' frustration was evident to everyone at the Arena.
There were a total of 4 fights during the game as the B-Sens' frustration boiled over, plus 18 penalties in all.
And that's what the games against Adirondack are: they're physical. They're feisty. They're mean.
And Saturday Binghamton got beat at that game.
"I don't know if we were prepared to play as physical as them. So that's part of not being prepared to play. If you're not ready to play and commit to do what it takes against a team like that, the result is going to be like this," said head coach Luke Richardson.
"We've felt that a few times. The best thing about it right now is we play them Wednesday and it's in their rink and we can try to return the favor and be a lot more prepared and willing to do what it takes."
"When you have a chance against them, you have to bury it; they have good goalies, they finish checks, they play hard and they just flat out out-worked us," said captain Mark Borowiecki.
B-Sens will travel to Adirondack looking for revenge on Wednesday.