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B-Sens playing familiar brand of winning hockey

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If last season was a disappointment for the Binghamton Senators, the start of this season has to be looked at as a disgrace. The team had just 6th wins through December 18th before a five game win streak to close 2015. Now, they've won three of their last four. That's more like it.

In Luke Richardson's first two years, the B-Sens made the playoffs. Last year they did not. This year it'll take a big push to get back into the postseason as they're last in the North Division and tied for last in the Eastern Conference. But, they're playing the right kind of hockey at the right time.

"We would've hoped for it a little earlier in the season but sometimes things take time to gel and get on a roll," Richardson said. "I think the guys are really enjoying each other right now and playing hard and playing the right way. Maybe some of the newer guys took a little longer to get here. It just seems to be gelling at this time of the year. There's still a lot of hockey. We're not even at the halfway point. So, it gives us an opportunity to push like we intended for December which didn't go quite as well at the beginning but it finished off nice and carried over into January. We want to keep going right into the All Star Break and see where we are there."

The Rochester Americans are just six points ahead of the B-Sens in the division good for second-to-last place. The B-Sens look to make up ground in the standings this weekend with a home and home against the Amerks. Friday night's game is in Rochester before they return home to play host on Saturday at 7:05.