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Silver Nuggets: Binghamton wins Eastern Conference; Green men replaced

Robin Lehner's hunt is going very, very well.  (Photo by Phillip MacCallum/Getty Images)
Robin Lehner's hunt is going very, very well. (Photo by Phillip MacCallum/Getty Images)
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The Binghamton Senators won 4-3 in overtime last night to complete a four game sweep of the Charlotte Checkers and advance to the Calder Cup Final. Captain Ryan Keller scored the clinching goal 13:05 into the first overtime period. With the win, rookie goaltender Robin Lehner improved to 4-0 in his career in playoff overtime games. Lehner has now played 62:51 of overtime hockey without allowing a goal, making 31 saves in more than a full game's worth of overtime action.

Here are today's links:

General Sens News

  • Game recap of Binghamton's series clinching win last night. (Press & Sun-Bulletin)
  • With captain Ryan Keller winning the series for Binghamton last night, it is worth remembering that it was exactly 4 years ago today on May 19, 2007 that Daniel Alfredsson scored the goal that sent the Ottawa Senators to the Stanley Cup Final. (Sens Town)

General Hockey News

  • The Edmonton Oilers are getting a new arena with the city providing $125 million of the $450 million cost. (TSN)
  • The province of Manitoba won't subsidise the return of an NHL team to Winnipeg in terms of its operations, but they might help finance the renovations to the MTS Centre. (TSN)
  • A bunch of sour Florida hockey fans get the Boston Bruins to take down their Bruins Bear advertisements questioning the existence of Tampa Bay hockey fans. (Yahoo!)
  • Meanwhile, Ben Eager of the San Jose Sharks was flashed by a female fan sitting by the penalty box where the Green Men usually sit. I for one highly encourage this to be a continuing tradition at hockey games! I kid, I kid...or do I? (Yahoo!)