Binghamton Senators (AHL)
28-20-6, 56 Points, 5th East Division (3-0-0 during the week)
173 Goals for, 149 Goals against
Game 52: Binghamton 3, Rochester 0 (Feb. 12, 2011, Blue Cross Arena)
Binghamton scored a single goal in every period and Barry Brust played another solid game in net and Binghamton held the Rocherster Americans to zero goals off 36 shots.
BSens Hero: Barry Brust
Brust leads the AHL in shutouts with sixth, and save all 36 shots against him. Good thing Robin Lehner is likely to stay in Ottawa, because he would be hard pressed to get any ice time against Brust.
BSens Hero: Corey Locke
Locke scored an empty netter to record his AHL leading 65th point.
Game 53: Binghamton 4, Hershey 3 (Feb. 13, 2011, Giant Center)
For the eighth and final time this season, the Binghamton Senators faced the defending back-to-back Calder Cup Champion Hershey Bears, and ended the series with a win. The win was Binghamton's first at the Giant Center since Oct. 24, 2009. Binghamton held a 3-1 lead going into the third but Hershey cut the lead to one ten minutes in. Roman Wick scored two goals, his second in the third to give Binghamton's its fourth, but Hershey answered back to cut the lead back to one. Luckily Binghamton was able to hold the lead, and get the win.
BSens Hero: Roman Wick
Scored Binghamton's final two goals tonight, and has really started taking advantage of more ice time that has opened up with Jim O'Brien's call up to Ottawa. Wick now has 11 goals in his rookie season in North America.
Game 54: Binghamton 4, Adirondack 3 (OT) (Feb. 14, 2011, Glens Falls Civic Center)
Bobby Butler, Robin Lehner, and Jim O'Brien returned to the AHL, and what an exciting game it was. Binghamton took the lead going into the third period, off goals from Derek Smith and David Dziurzynski, but Adirondack tied the game at three with back-to-back goals. Binghamton was able to tie the game up with a goal from captain Ryan Keller. The game went into overtime, with the only shot came from Andre Benoit, and it was the game winning goal.
Faced 29 shots, and made 26 saves. Allowed all three goals
BSens Hero: Ryan Keller
Got the game tying goal and recorded an assist off Derek Smith's goal, which was Binghamton's first goal of the game.
†No longer with team
Elmira Jackals (ECHL)
21-20-6, 49 Points, 2nd Atlantic Division (1-0-2 during the week)
175 Goals for, 177 Goals against
Game 44: Ontario 5, Elmira 4 (OT) (Feb. 11, 2011, Citizens Business Bank Arena)
Elmira and Ontario held a seesaw battle into the overtime. Both teams scored two goals in the first and third periods, and went to the shootout. Elmira would score in the second round of the shootout, but Ontario would win the shootout with goals in the third and fifth round.
Game 45: Ontario 6, Elmira 5 (OT) (Feb. 12, 2011, Citizens Business Bank Arena)
Another game, and third period meltdown by Elmira. Elmira held a 4-2 at the end of the second, and after scoring its and final goal, allowed three unanswered goals to tie the game. Ontario would force the game into overtime and win it.
Game 46: Elmira 3, Ontario 1 (Feb. 13, 2011, Citizens Business Bank Arena)
Ontario may have scored first, but Elmira was able to score three unanswered goals to get their only win in the Citizens Business Bank Arena. Jason Bailey score his first pro goal this season (in both AHL and ECHL) to tie the game, and second goal to give Elmira insurance.
|John de Gray†||23||2||7||8||+5||32|
†No longer with team
|Mark Stone||Brandon Wheat Kings (WHL)||57||28||45||73||+2||28|
|Jared Cowen||Spokane Chiefs (WHL)||43||14||22||36||+27||74|
|Jakub Culek||Rimouski Oceanic (QMJHL)||43||6||11||17||+4||31|
Mark Stone is the Brandon Wheat Kings leading scorer and is seventh in the WHL in both points and assists (tied). He's also first in Wheat Kings power play goals with 14 and is tied for fifth in the WHL. Jared Cowen is second in Spokane Chiefs scoring for defensemen, sixth overall. He's also second in team plus-minus. Jakub Culek is 11th in Rimouski scoring.
|David Rundblad||Skelleftea HC (SEL)||46||9||29||38||+2||10|
|Markus Sorensen||Djurgårdens IF (J20 SuperElit)‡||25||12||21||33||n/a||47|
|Djurgårdens IF Stockholm (SEL)||7||1||1||2||+2||0|
|Jakob Silfverberg||Brynas IF Gavle (SEL)||45||14||14||28||-7||14|
|Andre Petersson||HV71 Jonkoping (SEL)||31||8||4||12||+5||18|
|Emil Sandin||Brynas IF Gavle (SEL)‡||26||0||3||3||-1||6|
|Mora IK (HockeyAllsvenskan)||13||2||8||10||0||8|
|Brynäs J20 (J20 SuperElit)‡||2||1||0||1||n/a||0|
David Rundblad ranks first in league scoring for defensemen, fifth overall in the Elitserien. He also is third in Skelleftea scoring, and leads in team assists. Marcus Sorensen is listed on the Djurgårdens roster, but hasn't played since last month due to injury. Jakob Silfverberg is forth in Brynäs IF scoring, and second in Brynäs IF goals. Andre Petersson hasn't played since January due to injury.
|Derek Grant||Michigan State University (CCHA)||32||5||22||27||+1||32|
|Louie Caporusso||Michigan (CCHA)||32||9||15||24||+2||18|
|Chris Wideman||Miami University (Ohio) (CCHA)||32||2||16||18||+3||28|
|Bryce Aneloski||Nebraska-Omaha (CCHA)||30||2||12||14||+9||12|
|Mark Borowiecki||Clarkson University (ECAC)||25||3||8||11||-1||57|
|Jeff Costello||Notre Dame (CCHA)||32||8||3||11||-6||36|
|Michael Sdao||Princeton University (ECAC)||20||2||5||7||-2||57|
|Ben Blood||North Dakota (WCHA)||31||1||6||7||+18||40|
|Brad Peltz||Yale University (ECAC)||x||x||x||x||x||x|
Derek Grant is tied for first in Michigan State scoring, and leads in Michigan State assists. Louie Caporusso is second in Michigan scoring. Chris Wideman is first in Miami defensemen in scoring, sixth overall. Bryce Aneloski is second in Nebraska-Omaha defense in scoring. Jeff Costello leads Norte Dame with six power-play goals. Michael Sdao leads Princeton in PIMs and tied for third in the ECAC. Ben Blood leads North Dakota in plus-minus.
My Top Ten
|1. Adam Larsson||Skelleftea HC (SEL)||28||1||7||8||+14||37|
|2. Ryan Nugent-Hopkins||Red Deer Rebels (WHL)||56||20||63||83||+22||41|
|3. Gabriel Landeskog||Kitchener Rangers (OHL)||38||27||25||52||+29||49|
|4. Sean Couturier||Drummondville Voltigeurs (QMJHL)||47||26||54||80||+41||21|
|5. Ryan Strome||Niagara IceDogs (OHL)||53||26||63||82||+27||66|
|6. Ryan Murphy||Kitchener Rangers (OHL)||52||23||47||70||+14||28|
|7. Duncan Siemens||Saskatoon Blades (WHL)||56||5||27||32||+34||91|
|8. Brandon Saad||Saginaw Spirit (OHL)||48||24||22||46||+8||38|
|9. Dougie Hamilton||Saskatoon Blades (WHL)||52||11||37||48||+36||67|
|10. Joel Armia||Assat Pori (SM-liiga)||41||17||8||25||+5||20|