Binghamton, NY (WBNG Binghamton) The Binghamton Senators will be without one of their leaders when it travels to Houston for the Calder Cup Finals.
The Senators say assistant coach Steve Stirling underwent quadruple bypass surgery after complaining of chest pains Sunday afternoon.
He is resting comfortably but won't travel with the team to Houston.
The B-Sens now have even more motivation to win the Cup not only for themselves, but also Coach Sterling.
Saturday night, the Sens took advantage in the series thanks to a 4-2 win in game 5.
They lead the series 3 games to 2 and need to win just one of the next two games to capture the Calder Cup.
"We didn't want to leave here down 3 games to 2. We have been a good road team all year but they've been a good home team all year. They've been very good at home in the playoffs and we know the 4th one is the hardest one to get," says head coach Kurt Kleinendorst.
"I think we need to just play how we play and we're a pretty good road team and we just have to continue that...just go there and focus on us really and just focus on the first period, first 5 minutes," says Bobby Butler.
Game 6 will be Tuesday night in Houston, starting at 8:00.