Hamilton Wins in Double OT, B-Sens Must Wait For Opponent

By WBNG News

May 22, 2011 Updated May 22, 2011 at 10:02 PM EST

(WBNG Binghamton) All along, the Binghamton Senators have said they aren't rooting for either Houston or Hamilton in the Western Conference Finals.

They were rooting for the series to go 7 games.

Well, they got their wish.

Hamilton defeated Houston 5 to 4 in double over time of game 6 to even that series at 3 games a piece.

Game 7 will be Tuesday night at 8:05 pm in Houston.

The Binghamton Senators are keeping an eye on that series, but they say they're more worried about themselves.

Coach Kurt Kleinendorst says the Sens have been taping every game of the series as a scouting tool.

Players say they're not worried about losing their focus before the next series begins.

They say the coaching staff is getting them prepared.

"Guys start reading the papers and they start listening to what everybody has to say and obviously everything right now is very positive so we have to keep things in perspective and we've done that all year long...we're not going to get full of ourselves...believe me," says head coach Kurt Kleinendorst.

"Coach keeps us pretty level headed so we don't worry about that. He just told us the schedule and he's going to keep us pretty sharp through the week. Its going to be short practices but hard and intense and his big motto has always been like short shifts and sharp minds," says forward Colin Greening.

Game one of the 2011 Calder Cup finals is scheduled for Friday.

No matter what, the B-Sens will start on the road.

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