B-Sens staring at big road stretch; will do it without Hoffman

By wbng sports

February 24, 2014 Updated Feb 24, 2014 at 12:05 AM EDT

BINGHAMTON (WBNG BINGHAMTON) As they prepare to play 5 of their next 6 games away from the Arena, the Binghamton Senators will have to keep Saturday's 3-2 loss to Utica fresh in their minds.

The B-Sens led the Comets after each of the first two periods.

But Binghamton was outscored 2-0 in the final frame; that goose egg ended the B-Sens' win streak at 4 games.

After the loss, head coach Luke Richardson called a team meeting before speaking to members of the media to remind his players of the task ahead of them.

"We're going to have to have three solid road games, which means we're not going to have the comfort of our building and our own beds and our own food and all that," Richardson said. 'So you have to be disciplined on the ice, because everything's different and everything has changed, to play the same way. If everybody plays the same way as a team, plays hard and we learn to step it up a notch from what we did tonight, those are good road wins."

Mike Hoffman, meanwhile, may not see any of this road trip. According to the AHL's website, Hoffman was recalled by Ottawa today.

The B-Sens' goals leader is second in the AHL in total points.

The first of three straight road games for Binghamton comes Wednesday at Toronto.