Binghamton, NY (WBNG Binghamton) Just 12 games stand between the Binghamton Senators and the AHL Playoffs, but as the season winds down, the standings continue to get tighter.
The B-Sens sit in first place in the division, for now, but that could all change very quickly. Just four points separate the top three teams in the East Division, and the B-Sens hold just a one-point edge over second place Wilkes-Barre/Scranton.
Toss in the fact that eight of the final 12 games are played against divisional foes, and it makes for a pressure-packed final four weeks of the season.
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"There will probably be a lot of change in the standings between now and the end of the year," said coach Luke Richardson. "We just need to make sure we take it that one game at a time and make sure we finish off and not look too far ahead. We need to prepare for the future, but we need to make sure we just attack and complete whatever is directly in front of us, game-by-game. We should land where we're supposed to and that's hopefully near the top."
If the playoffs started this week, the B-Sens would open with a series against the Albany Devils.
Binghamton currently ranks third in the Eastern Conference, behind Springfield and top-seeded Manchester.
A lot can change in the final month of the season, starting with Friday as the B-Sens host St. John's at the Arena.