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GAME PREVIEW: MONSTERS @ BULLDOGS

By: Hamilton Bulldogs
11/15/2013 1:03 PM -

HAMILTON, ONTARIO – The Hamilton Bulldogs (5-6-0-3) will be eager to erase a five-game losing streak tonight as they play host to their division rivals, the Lake Erie Monsters (7-6-0-0) at 7:30 p.m. at Copps Coliseum in the second of 10 meetings between the two teams this season and the first of five in Hamilton. In the only game between these two teams so far this season, Lake Erie edged Hamilton 3-2 in a shootout on October 18th at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio.

The Monsters have won three of their last four games, including a 3-1 win last night at home over the Toronto Marlies that vaulted Lake Erie into second place in the North Division. The Monsters are 2-2-0-0 on the road this season and 7-6-0-0 overall.

Last season, Hamilton had a 3-4-0-1 record against Lake Erie.

Quick Notes
- There are currently six Ontario-born players on the Monsters roster: F Andrew Agozzino (Kleinburg), F Garrett Meurs (Ripley), F Joey Hishon (Stratford), F Mike Sgarbossa (Campbellville), F Mitchell Heard (Bowmanville), D Daniel Maggio (Windsor).
- Monsters leading scorer Bryan Lerg has four multi-point games this season.
- Forward Gabriel Dumont and defenceman Greg Pateryn are expected to return to Hamilton’s lineup after recent stints with the Montreal Canadiens.
- Bulldogs forward Christian Thomas will make his season debut tonight after missing the first 14 games of the season due to injury.
- Bulldogs rookie forward Sven Andrighetto has a goal in four straight games and leads the Bulldogs with seven goals on the year, which ranks third amongst all rookies in the AHL.
- The Bulldogs are 4-1-0-1 this season when scoring three or more goals.

Match Up
Record
Lake Erie: 7-6-0-0 (2nd North Division)
Hamilton: 5-6-0-3 (T-3rd North Division)

Goals for per game
Lake Erie: 2.77 (17th)
Hamilton: 2.36 (26th)

Goals against per game
Lake Erie: 2.77 (10th)
Hamilton: 3.14 (22nd)

Power play
Lake Erie: 23.7% (6th)
Hamilton: 14.7% (24th)

Penalty kill
Lake Erie: 85.3% (6th)
Hamilton: 81.6% (17th)

Skater stats
Lake Erie
Hamilton

Goalie stats
Lake Erie
Hamilton

Rosters
Lake Erie
Hamilton

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