BINGHAMTON (WBNG) - The Binghamton Devils are back on the ice Wednesday night at home against the Syracuse Crunch. Before the game, 12 Sports Director Larry Burneal caught up with B-Devils head coach Rick Kowalsky for the latest edition of B-Devils Sit-down. Topics include Eddie Lack, Nick Lappin and the power play.
Eddie Lack has played stellar in net the past three games, allowing less than two goals a game. Is that exactly what you guys were expecting when the Devils traded for him?
"I don't know if we were expecting that, but we were certainly hoping for some consistency in net," said Binghamton Devils head coach Rick Kowalsky. "He's done a good job and he's been a great addition for us. He's a guy that's been around, played in the NHL, but, the goaltending aside and the fact that he has done a great job for us, he's been great for our room, for our young kids. He's a pro. He's got a good attitude. He's a positive guy. It's an area we've struggled with, and that just gives us, there's really a sense of calm out there knowing he's going to make a save when we need one."
Nick Lappin missed the game on Saturday, are you expecting him back Wednesday against Syracuse?
"Yeah, we've got a bit of a flu bug going through here, so it's nipped three other guys," said Kowalsky. "Nick will be back. He's not going to be 100-percent, but he's been able to skate and get some food down the last couple days, so he'll be back."
Friday night, you guys were outstanding on the power play. Four goals on nine chances, what led to that success?
"I think, at the end of the day, sometimes it just goes your way," said Kowalsky. "We've had some personnel changes a little bit. We had Blandisi at the beginning of the year when we were really hot. Tim Kennedy slid into that spot. I think you need a good quarterback with MacDonald, which we had. When you manage to get pucks through, you've got good net-front on the top unit. Bracken Kearns has done a good job there. I think just simplifying. You take what's given and it's just a matter of burying down on chances and finishing some of those rebounds."
Binghamton Devils host the Syracuse Crunch Wednesday night at 7:05 p.m. Eddie Lack will be in net for the B-Devils.