Binghamton Senators Vs. Scranton Penguins
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The Scranton Penguins have arguably the best goaltending tandem in the AHL. Their netminders Jeff Deslauriers and Eric Hartzell won the AHL award for best goaltending tandem after surrendering a league low 185 goals. The Penguins have a solid defencive team and have been the leading team in Goals Against 3 out of the last 4 seasons. Goals will be tough to come by for the Senators who have a defencively sound team to face-off against. AHL veteran Tom Kostopoulos led the team in scoring with 47 points and fellow veteran Nick Drazenovic finished second with 40. With solid veterans and top notch goaltending, the Penguins will be no joke in their first round playoff match.
The Senators had a strong year finishing as the Eastern Division champions with a 44-24-3-5 and will be looking to improve on an early first round exit at the hand of the Penguins from last season. Fredrik Claesson has been excellent on defence, leading the team defencively with his shot blocking and heavy point shot. Matt Puempel recorded 30 goals and won the teams rookie of the year award, while Mark Stone and Alex Grant led the team on offence.
It’s a rematch from last season’s Calder Cup Championships, who will come out on top?