–Daniel Alfredsson talked about the team’s recent struggles:
We worked so hard to get here, and sometimes it’s easy to overanalyze things. (Tuesday) was a step in the right direction, but we can still push ourselves a little more in terms of creating more ourselves instead of waiting for things to happen. It seems like we’re a little bit tentative at times and not creating as much offence. If we skate more and we’re more aggressive, a lot of things will fall in place. If it’s power play or 5-on-5, it all falls under the same criteria. We’ve done a lot of good things to get where we are, and we’ve put ourselves in a great position, now it’s just full gas from here on in and don’t leave anything behind, because this is the best time of year to play.
–Robin Lehner made 41 saves for a 3-0 shutout win last night, with Pat Cannone scoring twice (including into an empty net) and Andre Petersson adding the other on a penalty shot (he also lead the team at +2). I watched some of this game last night and the team sruggled with the cycle and getting out of their own zone. Here’s the box score.
–Kurt Kleinendorst talked about last night’s win:
The key was Robin, obviously. It was everybody (being) determined, but it’s amazing how we as a group mirror our goaltender. Without a doubt, that was his best effort of the year. He’s had some good nights, but tonight he was just a whole notch above everything that he’s been. I feel really good for him, because it just shows his growth. He was making difficult saves look like he was in control of every puck. That’s really what we expect. That’s what we saw last year, but we probably haven’t seen as much of that this year as we would like. Since there’s nothing we can do about the past, we’ll just focus on what lies ahead, and if that’s what he brings, then to me, it’s progress.
–Robin Lehner did an interview with Hockeysverige and it’s worth reading in its entirety. On the Binghamton side of things:
More or less the whole team that we won with last year disappeared. There are only three or four guys left, the rest have either had a chance in Ottawa or other clubs. We had a young team and suffered many injuries, it has been tough.
He talked about Andre Petersson‘s controversial interview (link and link):
They took only the negative stuff about the city and wrote nothing about the positive, he had to say. I have wonderful memories of this town, how the city came together when we won the championship last year and how we were met by the people. That article does not describe at all what I think about the city.
He’s a big fan of Erik Karlsson and welcomes the competition brought on by Ben Bishop.
–Corey Cowick has been reassigned to Elmira (in this most recent stint with Binghamton he went 6-1-1-2 +2).
-Florida won last night with Bobby Raymond held off the scoresheet.
–Capgeek has unconfirmed numbers for Cole Schneider‘s contract (o.925).
This article is written by Peter Levi, be sure to follow @eyeonthesens