Binghamton, NY (WBNG Binghamton) A 4-2 start to this season may dull the memory, but the B-Sens don't forget how last year ended. It ended in Wilkes-Barre, as Binghamton was swept out of the playoffs by the Penguins.
On Friday, the B-Sens get their first chance to redeem themselves. Binghamton hosts the Penguins for the first time since that playoff loss, and in case they needed any extra motivation, the Penguins are a perfect 6-0 this year.
Wilkes-Barre/Scranton also sits atop the division to start the year, so it sets the table for a pretty important early season match-up.
"They got the best of us last year, and we don't forget that obviously," said Corey Cowick. "They're a hard working team, they play a similar style that we do, you know, very skilled but like to get on the forecheck and very physical so I think it'll be a very good game. We match up well against them, and we're excited to play them."
"I mean regardless of what happened last year, we've always had a bit of a rivalry with them," said captain Mark Borowiecki. "That maybe just magnifies it a little bit. They're off to a pretty strong start too, so we know we're going to have to bring our A-game."
The B-Sens and Penguins will meet another seven times this season after Friday's game.