B-Sens prepare for Crunch; Da Costa placed on waivers

By Travis Eldridge

October 17, 2013 Updated Oct 17, 2013 at 10:11 PM EDT

Town of Dickinson, NY (WBNG Binghamton) The B-Sens focus continues to be on Syracuse, as Binghamton plays its second and third games against the Crunch in the last three weeks. With three of the first five games coming against Syracuse, the rivalry has gotten off to a hot start.

Binghamton won the first match-up, beating the Crunch 4-3 in overtime on opening night. Now, the B-Sens travel to Syracuse on Friday before the two drive back down I-81 for Saturday's rematch.

With all those games against the same team, Binghamton knows what to expect from Syracuse.

"They are always tough games against them," said captain Mark Borowiecki. "I mean my whole career here, even they were in Norfolk it was tough. That kind of carried over and it got magnified a little now that they are Syracuse. They're going to play hard, we know that. They are always a hard working team. We have a lot of skill this year, and we just want to make sure we don't rely on our skill too much, we've got to work hard too and make sure we bring it."

"When it comes to the end of the season, like last year, when you're down by one point, two points, three points to them, these games really mean a lot," said Corey Cowick after practice this week.

The B-Sens finish the weekend with a trip to Bridgeport on Sunday afternoon.

Da Costa placed on waivers by Ottawa
Stephane Da Costa was place on waivers by the Senators on Thursday. If he clears waivers, he'll be sent down to join the B-Sens, according to the Ottawa Sun.

Da Costa hasn't recorded a point in four games with Ottawa so far this season. He signed a one-year, one-way deal prior to this season with the Senators.

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