Binghamton, NY (WBNG Binghamton) For the second time in three seasons, the Binghamton Senators are heading to the playoffs.
They start their run toward a Calder Cup taking on the Wilkes Barre/Scranton Penguins. We take a look back at the season series between the I-81 rivals.
The season series at home against Wilkes Barre/Scranton started on opening night as the Binghamton Senators netted a 2 to 1 win.
Hugh Jessiman scored the game winner in the third period and Robin Lehner stopped 35 shots to get the win.
The second meeting came on the road November 7th.
Lehner was again brilliant, stopping 34 shots, but the B-Sens would fall 1-0 in a shootout.
The hometown boys got back on track on December 14th in Wilkes Barre, with a 3 to 1 win.
The two teams met again later in the week at the Broome County Veterans Memorial Arena.
The B-Sens overcame a 3 goal deficit by scoring 4 in the 3rd period.
Shane Prince scored the game winner with under 3 minutes left to send the B-Sens to a 4-3 victory.
January 4th was the next meeting.
The B-Sens again overcame an early deficit, netting a goal in all three periods.
Less than a week later, the B-Sens won their 4th straight against their I-81 rivals, beating the Pens 3 to 1.
The series continued February 12th with the B-Sens getting a 5 to 1 victory on the road.
The B-Sens jumped out to a 5-0 lead after the first two periods.
Nathan Lawson was injured early in the game, and Robin Lehner came on in relief, stopping 24 shots.
Less than a week later, it was the Penguins getting a big win, beating the B-Sens 5-2.
In a fight filled contest, the Penguins scored 3 goals in the third for their second win in the series, and first in regulation.
The B-Sens dropped the last two games in the series as well, falling 4 to 2 to the Pens on the road on March 27th and then again in a shootout at home on March 30th.
Overall, the B-Sens won the season series, going 6-2-0-2.
The complete schedule for the 2013 Eastern Conference Quarterfinal series is as follows:
Game 1 – Sat., Apr. 27 – Wilkes-Barre/Scranton at Binghamton, 7:05 p.m.
Game 2 – Sun., Apr. 28 – Wilkes-Barre/Scranton at Binghamton, 5:05 p.m.
Game 3 – Thurs., May 2 – Binghamton @ Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, 7:05 p.m.
Game 4 – Sat., May 4 – Binghamton @ Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, 7:05 p.m.
Game 5 – Mon., May 6 – Wilkes-Barre/Scranton at Binghamton, 7:05 p.m. (if necessary)