Houston, TX (WBNG Binghamton) Game one of the 2011 Calder Cup finals did not play out as B-Sens fans may have hoped.
After jumping out to a 1-0 lead, the B-Sens gave up 3 goals in the 3rd period en route to a 3-1 loss in game 1.
Action Sports Director Brendan O'Reilly is in Houston for the Calder Cup finals, and has this preview for game 2.
Nothing went the way the Binghamton Senators wanted in game one of the Calder Cup finals.
They were held to just one goal for the first time since the first game of the playoffs, and now trail Houston 1 game to none.
Watching the game it was clear the B-Sens were out of rhythm offensively, and as a result were outshot by 17.
Maybe that had something to do with being off for a week, or the strong defense of the Aeros, or the physical play that Houston came out with, particularly at the start of the game.
And while the team says it, and the fans hope it, houston coach Mike Yeo says he knows the B-Sens will be a different team tonight.
The Senators held an optional game two skate this morning, but the most important factor may be the ice itself.
Coach Kleinendorst says there are about 8 good minutes at the start of the period before this 95 degree heat turns the surface to slush.
We'll see if the Sens can capitalize in that 8:00 window tonight.
Remember game 2 is a 8:35 start, so check out wbng.com tonight for a recap of game 2.
Reporting from Houston and the Calder Cup finals, Brendan O'Reilly action sports.