Signs of Life
December 19, 2005
The Binghamton Senators finally broke out of their slump and picked up 5 points from three games over the weekend.
Friday night against the Norfolk Admirals the B-Sens once again started strong and played well to gain a lead going into the third period. Unfortunately, they seemed to have no clue how to play with the lead. Norfolk battled back and tied the game 5-5 to force OT. The B-Sens once again took some terrible penalties and were lucky to survive until the shootout where Norfolk took the win.
Saturday night they started strong again, but fell behind early. The wheels started to come off the bus again until something strange happened…the B-Sens suddenly had a second line! Danny Bois, Grant Potulny, and Gregg Johnson came out in the third period with a mission. They provided the energy line the B-Sens have so desperately needed and scored 4 hard working goals to give the Sens a come from behind victory against the Providence Bruins. This was exactly the type of play the Senators will need to make the playoffs.
Sunday night was an away game in Rochester where the Sens were able to get their first back to back wins since November 11 and 12. It has been a long time coming, but the Senators seem be to getting their act together. All they need to work on now is improving their defense so these come from behind wins in the third period aren’t necessary.