Penalties prove costly for B-Sens

By wbng sports

May 3, 2014 Updated May 3, 2014 at 8:46 PM EST

Wilkes-Barre, PA (WBNG BINGHAMTON) Add up the Binghamton Senators' league-leading 276 goals and their 96 points on the season. It all amounts to another round one loss in the playoffs to the Wilkes-Barre Scranton Penguins.

Despite the B-Sens' offensive firepower, they scored just once in their final game. Binghamton did put up one gaudy number in game four's 5-1 loss: It just wasn't the kind it would hope for.

The B-Sens were whistled for 13 penalties last night. Scoring goals with such a high-powered offense is more difficult when that offense is stuck on the bench.

"We took penalty after penalty and it definitely swings momentum in their favor and they scored on a couple of them, a couple five-on-threes and what not," said defenseman Cody Ceci. "They definitely had a lot of chances off those and those are chances that we gave them."

"It's a sign of maybe immaturity and unprofessionalism but you know, as a team, that's partly the responsibility as a coach and staff, but the players have to take some as well," said head coach Luke Richardson.

"You can't use penalties as an excuse," said captain Mark Borowiecki. "It's pro hockey, it happens. We got some kills, we got a couple in but you've got to regroup and that's just the way it happens."

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