B-Sens in midst of tight playoff race

By wbng sports

March 19, 2014 Updated Mar 19, 2014 at 6:43 PM EDT

(WBNG BINGHAMTON) The B-Sens are back in first place. Off of three straight wins, Binghamton has a 1-point lead over Wilkes-Barre Scranton. But with 4th place Hershey just 7 points back, it's a tight race in the division.

Over the last few weeks, the B-Sens have dealt with a lot of nagging injuries. But coach Luke Richardson says right now, his team is pretty close to full strength.

With a lot of what coach calls "hard hockey" left in the playoff race, the team needs healthy bodies.

"We're going to need bodies," Richardson said. "You're not going to make it through this time of year playing hard hockey -- that's what you have to play to win. We're going to need more than the 20 bodies we have, so it's good to have everybody available."

"All season it's been tight," said right wing Mark Stone. "If you look at the playoffs, we're only 7 points up and we're first place in our division. So, it's been tight all year. Right now, it looks like 9 teams vying for 8 spots. It's a good time of year and a tight race."

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