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Robin Lehner and the Binghamton Senators will hope to clinch the club's first ever Calder Cup Championship tonight. (Photo by Dale MacMillan/Getty Images)
Robin Lehner and the Binghamton Senators will hope to clinch the club's first ever Calder Cup Championship tonight. (Photo by Dale MacMillan/Getty Images)
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The Binghamton Senators will look to clinch their first ever Calder Cup title tonight when they visit the Houston Aeros. Binghamton leads the series 3-2 and can finish out the series tonight. If they fail to do so, they will get one last chance tomorrow. As an added bonus, if the Baby Sens do prevail tonight, the Minnesota Wild blog on SB Nation will have to change their tagline to one of our choosing!

Here are today's links:

General Sens News

  • The Senators hosted three potential draft prospects on Sunday and Monday, and will host two more today. Sean Couturier, Ryan Strome and Mika Zibanejad have already been interviewed and tested. Jonathan Huberdeau and Gabriel Landeskog will visit today. Senators player director Pierre Dorion thinks there is a 99% chance one of the five players interviewed will be available. Only if both Adam Larsson and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins have been passed over in the top five will the Senators have to draft someone they didn't interview. (Ottawa Citizen)
  • Daniel Alfredsson is soon going to have to decide if he is going to have surgery on his back. If he opts for the surgery now, he should recover in time for training camp. (Ottawa Citizen)
  • The Binghamton Senators will be without assistant coach Steve Stirling, who underwent an emergency quadruple heart bypass on Sunday. (Press & Sun-Bulletin)
  • While Jared Cowen left game five after an apparent concussion, he might return for game six. (Ottawa Senators)
  • Cowen also skated with the team today, so there is a good chance he plays. (Joy Lindsay)
  • Here is an interview with former Senators draft pick Mathieu Chouinard. While I wasn't a Sens fan back then, it sounds like the guy was given a rough go by Senators management. (The 6th Sens)
  • Hockey Prospectus now has detailed information out on players ranked 6th-10th on their list. (Hockey Prospectus)

More after the jump.

General Hockey News

  • Canucks defenceman Aaron Rome was suspended for four games, meaning he is out for these playoffs, for his hit that knocked out Nathan Horton last night. (Globe and Mail)
  • A hockey robot can shoot 110 miles/hour now! (Yahoo!)
  • Tim Thomas can hit pretty hard. Here is one on Henrik Sedin. Still, Robin Lehner would have hit harder. (Yahoo!)