NEWS: Sens News: March 19th

Paul MacLean points out the obvious problem with the powerplay, “We’ve got to shoot the puck and we’ve got to get it back. We seem to be stationary as opposed to moving the puck.

ESPN and TSN‘s power rankings are out with Ottawa 13th and 11th (Scott Burnside adds, “the Sens represent an interesting study as they have virtually locked up an unexpected playoff berth and have the ability to make life uncomfortable for whomever they face in the first round“).

-Binghamton blew a two goal lead to lose 3-2 to Wilkes-Barre yesterday.  Robin Lehner made 33 saves in the loss, while Mark Parrish and Wacey Hamilton scored the goals.  Here’s the box score and Joy Lindsay‘s game summary.

Jonatan Lindqvist writes a lengthy article about Jakob Silfverberg‘s road to success and the one thing it points out that helped separate him from other players was his desire to train.

Joy also reports that Sens prospect Matt Puempel will join Binghamton when Peterborough’s season is over in the OHL.

-Elmira won 3-2 last night, with Brian Stewart picking up the win.  Florida also won, but Bobby Raymond went pointless.

-Prospect updates (their position in team scoring is noted in brackets, defence compared to defence); I’ve also indicated if the player’s scoring position has change (with a + for up, – for down, and = for unchanged).  All leagues have finished their regular seasons, so what follows are their final statistics for the year:
Mark Stone (RW, Brandon, WHL) 66-41-82-123 (1st)
Shane Prince (C/LW, Ottawa 67s, OHL) 57-43-47-90 (2nd)
Stefan Noesen (C/RW, Plymouth, OHL) 63-38-44-82 (1st)
Jean-Gabriel Pageau (RW, Chicoutimi, QMJHL) 46-32-33-65 (3rd) (injured)
Jakub Culek (C/LW, Rimouski, QMJHL) 55-13-27-40 (5th)
Darren Kramer (C/LW, Spokane, WHL) 71-21-19-40 (7th)
Matt Puempel (LW, Peterborough, OHL) 30-17-16-33 (6th)
Jordan Fransoo (D, Victoria, WHL) 71-3-18-21 (2nd)
Jakob Silfverberg (C/RW, Brynas) 49-24-30-54 (1st)
Mika Zibanejad (C/RW, Djurgarden) 26-5-8-13 (14th)
Fredrik Claesson (D, Djurgarden) 47-1-6-7 (t-5th)
Marcus Sorensen (RW, Boras) 29-8-9-17 (9th)
Ryan Dzingel (C, CCHA-Ohio State) 33-7-17-24 (t-1st)
Max McCormick (LW, CCHA-Ohio State) 27-10-12-22 (t-3rd)
Chris Wideman (D, CCHA-Miami) 40-4-19-23 (1st)
Michael Sdao (D, ECAC-Princeton) 30-10-10-20 (1st)
Bryce Aneloski (D, WCHA-Nebraska-Omaha) 38-6-14-20 (1st)
Ben Blood (D, WCHA-North Dakota) 40-3-17-20 (1st)
Jeff Costello (LW, CCHA-Notre Dame) 28-5-7-12 (9th)
Brad Peltz (LW, ECAC-Yale) 9-1-0-1 (20th)

In a forthcoming article I’ll take a look at each players regular season and assess where they are as prospects.

This article is written by Peter Levi, be sure to follow @eyeonthesens