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GAME PREVIEW: BULLDOGS @ SENATORS

By: Hamilton Bulldogs
02/08/2014 9:18 AM -

OTTAWA, ONTARIO – The Hamilton Bulldogs (20-22-0-4) will try to avoid matching their season-worst six-game losing streak tonight when they go head-to-head with the Binghamton Senators (29-15-0-3) at Canadian Tire Centre in Ottawa, Ontario at 7:00 p.m.

Tonight’s game will be the first of two contests between the Bulldogs and Senators this season, as well as the only road match up for Hamilton against Binghamton. The ‘Dogs went 0-2-0-0 against the Sens last season and Hamilton holds an all-time record of 14-9-1-1-1 against Binghamton.

The Bulldogs have lost five straight contests and are currently mired in their worst road losing streak of the year, having dropped the first four games of this six-game road trip. Their last game was Wednesday evening in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, where they fell 4-2 to the Admirals.

The Senators have dropped two of their past three games, showing two extremes in their performances over that time, losing 5-1 to the Manchester Monarchs on January 31st, then winning 7-1 over the Portland Pirates on February 1st, before falling again 5-1 in a rematch with Portland on February 5th. Binghamton’s high-powered offense – ranked first in the American Hockey League – has propelled them to the lead in the East Division, despite a goals-against average in the bottom 10 in the AHL.

Quick Notes
- There are currently five Ontario-born players on the Senators roster: F Matt Puempel (Essex), F Corey Cowick (Gloucester), F Mike Hoffman (Kitchener), F Jean-Gabriel Pageau (Ottawa) and D Mark Borowiecki (Kanata).
- Former Hamilton Bulldog Nathan Lawson currently leads the Senators in goals-against average (2.68) and save percentage (.918) while splitting playing time with fellow netminder Andrew Hammond.
- Binghamton forward Mike Hoffman currently sits second in AHL scoring with 55 points.
- Bulldogs defenceman Greg Pateryn is currently on a three-game point streak and two-game goal streak, notching two goals and two assists over that span.
- New Hamilton forward, Robert Czarnik, acquired via trade on Thursday, will wear No. 70 for the Bulldogs.
- Carrying a lead over from period-to-period has been key to the ‘Dogs success this season. When leading after one period, their record is 12-2-0-2. When leading after two periods, their record is 14-0-0-1.

Match Up
Record
Hamilton: 20-22-0-4 (44 points, T-3rd North Division, T-11th Western Conference)
Binghamton: 29-15-0-3 (61 points, 1st East Division, 3rd Eastern Conference)

Goals for per game
Hamilton: 2.37 (30th)
Binghamton: 3.68 (1st)

Goals against per game
Hamilton: 2.87 (17th)
Binghamton: 3.11 (22nd)

Power play
Hamilton: 13.8% (27th)
Binghamton: 21.8% (3rd)

Penalty kill
Hamilton: 83.2% (T-11th)
Binghamton: 80.6% (21st)

Skater stats
Hamilton
Binghamton

Goalie stats
Hamilton
Binghamton

Rosters
Hamilton
Binghamton

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