By: Hamilton Bulldogs
12/31/2012 8:44 AM -
ROCHESTER AMERICANS (Affiliation: Buffalo Sabres) – Head Coach: Ron Rolston … Record: 15-12-2-1, 33 points … Home: 10-6-0-1, 21 points … Road: 5-6-2-0, 10 points … Standings: 4th North Division … 10th Eastern Conference … Leading scorer: D T.J. Brennan (30 GP 12-17-29) … Leading goaltender: David Leggio (24 GP 14-9-1, 3.07 GAA, .995 Save %, 0 SO) … Power play: 29-for-137, 21.2 percent, 2nd AHL … Penalty killing: 23-for-137, 83.2 percent, 17th AHL … Goals for per game: 3.43, 2nd AHL …. Goals against per game: 3.30, 29th AHL … Last game: Dec. 29 L 2-1 vs. Binghamton … Last 10 games: 5-4-0-1 … Game is the last of four consecutive home dates … The Americans beat the Lake Erie Monsters 4-1 on Friday night before 19,070 fans at First Niagara Center in Buffalo. The crowd was the eighth-largest in AHL regular-season history. The Americans are third in the AHL in attendance, averaging 7,030 through 17 home games … Rochester is 7-1-0-0 when owning a lead after the first period at home … The Americans have scored seven or more goals in three games this season and recorded more than 50 shots in a game on two occasions … Rochester is sixth in the league in power-play efficiency at home with 17 goals in 79 chances (21.5 percent). The Americans rank fourth in penalty killing at home, having allowed eight goals in 74 shorthanded situations (89.2 percent). Rochester’s five shorthanded goals are tied for the second in the league. The Binghamton Senators lead the AHL with eight … The Americans allow 32.93 shots per game, 28th in the AHL … G David Leggio leads the AHL with 715 saves and is second in minutes played with 1463:55 … D T.J. Brennan is tied for second in scoring among AHL blueliners with Mike Kostka of the Toronto Marlies. Brennan is second among defencemen in goals, trailing Justin Schultz of the Oklahoma City Barons. Brennan’s six power-play goals are tops among defencemen and one off the overall league lead. Brennan has scored two shorthanded goals. Brennan and Bulldogs C Gabriel Dumont are two of five players to record five points in a game this season … RW Mark Mancari has three goals and seven assists for 10 points over his last eight games … C Cody Hodgson has contributed four goals and four assists for eight points since returning to the lineup after missing 14 games with a hand injury … LW Marcus Foligno has recorded two goals and one assist for three points in a three-game points run … RW Brian Flynn has five points, including three goals, in four games against the Bulldogs this season … C Zemgus Girgensons turns 19 on Jan. 5 … … All-time series: 71-71-7-0-7 … This season: Fifth of 12 meetings. Bulldogs lost the first two games, both at Rochester, falling 3-1 on Oct. 23 and 3-2 via shootout on Nov. 2. Bulldogs prevailed 4-3 at home on Nov. 3 and lost 4-1 to the visiting Americans on Nov. 14. The Bulldogs return to Rochester on Jan. 11 … First-round NHL picks: D Joe Finley (Washington, 2005), C Zemgus Girgensons (Buffalo, 2012), C Cody Hodgson (Vancouver, 2008) D Mark Pysyk (Buffalo, 2010) … Connections: Bulldogs D Kyle Hagel played three games for the Americans in 2008-09 … Rochester D Drew Schiestel is a Hamilton native who played two seasons in the OHL for the Niagara IceDogs
The Bulldogs’ next game is against the Marlies in Toronto on Wednesday, January 2nd at 7:00 p.m. All ‘Dogs games during the month of December will be broadcast on Hamilton's Funny 820 (AM 820), with select games simulcast on Montreal's TSN Radio 690 (AM 690). Fans can also listen to and watch all 'Dogs games on www.hamiltonbulldogs.com. Live coverage with the broadcast team of Play-By-Play Announcer Derek Wills (all home and away games) and Colour Commentator Al Craig (all home and select away games) will begin with the Pioneer Pre-Game Show 30 minutes prior to the scheduled start time.
2012-2013 Hamilton Bulldogs season tickets, Pioneer Flex Pack tickets, group tickets and single-game tickets are on sale now! For as little as $10 per game, you can enjoy the many benefits of being a ‘Dogs season ticket holder including reserved seating for all home games at Copps Coliseum, the option to redeem unused tickets for any regular season game, discounts on team merchandise and access to exclusive season ticket holder-only events with the team. Convenient payment plans are available. For more information on how to join our team by becoming a Hamilton Bulldogs season ticket holder, or for more information on Pioneer Flex Pack tickets or group tickets, call 905-529-8500 or 1-866-DOGS-TIX, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.hamiltonbulldogs.com. ‘Dogs single-game tickets are available at the Copps Coliseum Box Office, any Ticketmaster Outlet, online at www.ticketmaster.ca, or by calling 905-529-8500 or 1-866-DOGS-TIX.