Behind the Boards: B-Sens gel together under Richardson (Web Extra Video)

By Travis Eldridge

January 22, 2014 Updated Jan 23, 2014 at 12:23 PM EDT

Binghamton, NY (WBNG Binghamton) Through call-ups and send downs the Binghamton Senators continue to thrive, sitting in first place in the East Division. Part of the reason is coach Luke Richardson.

Earlier this week Jean-Gabriel Pageau mentioned he was excited to be back playing with friends here in Binghamton.

Since Richardson took over the team last year, it has become a close-knit bunch. Captain Mark Borowiecki said it's one of the things that has made the team so successful.

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"I think a lot of it is his influence off ice. He really preaches being tight and being a family and spending time together, being close. I think that translates to the ice," said Borowiecki. "It's funny saying this, but I almost feel like it has the same sense of community that I did in college. The guys are so tight that we spend every minute together in college in class, and it seems like guys are always hanging out here, guys are always together. I think it translates to good relationships and good communication on the ice too."

It's a good thing they're close because the B-Sens will be spending plenty of time together this weekend.

Binghamton starts its three games in three nights run with Albany coming to town Friday. The team then welcomes Rochester to the Arena Saturday, who they have yet to lose to this season. Finally, the B-Sens finish things up with a trip to Albany to play the Devils on Sunday afternoon.

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