NEWS: Sens News: March 5th

Paul MacLean was not a happy camper after last night’s poor performance:

Our competition after the first period stayed the same and theirs elevated. They took over the game. That led to us being frustrated instead of trying to raise our competition to (match theirs) as the game went on. We got frustrated and took selfish penalties that took us out of the game that led to even more frustration and lack of execution. As a result, we don’t get (the benefit) of what was a really good first period.

Robin Lehner said:

It was frustrating. After the first, I thought we looked really good. I don’t know what happened in the second. Our whole team kind of collapsed a little bit and they came out very hungry. Their first goal was a fluke. It was very lucky. The second goal [Barch] I feel like I’ve got to have. That’s one of the best parts of my game. I was with him and for some reason I lost my balance. I’ve got to have that goal. Then, we had to face some adversity, we got some penalties and things didn’t go our way.

– Paul MacLean also talked about scratching Zack Smith:

He has to play harder, be more physical in the role that he has and be a better penalty-killer … So be more consistent.

– Binghamton assistant coach Steve Sterling offered this evaluation of Rob Klinkhammer in 2008:

He’s got NHL size and his skating is a little above average for the NHL. I would say based on his tenacity and those attributes he would have an outside chance to be a fourth line player in the NHL. Go up and down his wing and bang and crash and muck it up. Kill some penalties. His hands are average and his offensive sense is average and he gets into trouble when he gets excited and his brain can’t keep up. He’s a classic 10th or 11th forward who you know is going to do the dirty stuff. That’s what’s going to keep him here or help him rise.

– ESPN‘s power rankings are out with Ottawa 12th.

– Joy Lindsay Tweets that Binghamton’s game turned on Tim Conboy being tossed for arguing a penalty call, with Kurt Kleinendorst saying:

He [the official] took a great game and just flipped it upside-down … weak call, and then probably an even worse call.

– 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):


Mark Stone (RW, Brandon, WHL) 60-39-69-108 (1st=)
Shane Prince (C/LW, Ottawa 67s, OHL) 52-40-42-82 (2nd=)
Stefan Noesen (C/RW, Plymouth, OHL) 57-32-40-72 (1st=)
Jean-Gabriel Pageau (RW, Chicoutimi, QMJHL) 43-32-31-63 (2nd+)
Darren Kramer (C/LW, Spokane, WHL) 64-20-17-37 (t-6th-)
Jakub Culek (C/LW, Rimouski, QMJHL) 50-13-23-36 (5th=)
Matt Puempel (LW, Peterborough, OHL) 30-17-16-33 (injured)
Jordan Fransoo (D, Victoria, WHL) 64-3-16-19 (2nd=)


Jakob Silfverberg (C/RW, Brynas) 48-24-28-52 (1st=)
Mika Zibanejad (C/RW, Djurgarden) 25-5-7-12 (15th+)
Fredrik Claesson (D, Djurgarden) 46-1-6-7 (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=)
Bryce Aneloski (D, WCHA-Nebraska-Omaha) 36-6-14-20 (1st=)
Michael Sdao (D, ECAC-Princeton) 29-9-10-19 (1st=)
Chris Wideman (D, CCHA-Miami) 36-1-16-17 (1st=)
Ben Blood (D, WCHA-North Dakota) 35-2-15-17 (2nd-)
Jeff Costello (LW, CCHA-Notre Dame) 26-5-6-11 (9th=)
Brad Peltz (LW, ECAC-Yale) 9-1-0-1 (20th=)


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