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GAME PREVIEW: CRUNCH @ BULLDOGS

By: Hamilton Bulldogs
11/22/2013 3:09 PM -

MONTREAL, QUEBEC – The Hamilton Bulldogs (7-7-0-3) will be in the hunt for a third consecutive victory tonight against the Syracuse Crunch (9-4-1-1) in the first of two home games this season at Bell Centre in Montreal, Quebec.

Tonight’s game marks the first of four meetings between the Hamilton Bulldogs and the Syracuse Crunch this season and the first half of a home-and-home series this weekend. The Bulldogs have an all-time record of 49-42-11-4-2 against the Crunch and went 1-3-0-0 last season versus Syracuse. These two teams also met at Bell Centre last season. On November 9th, 2012 the ‘Dogs fell to the Crunch 4-1 in Montreal.

The Crunch has dropped its past two games, but has won seven of its last 10. Syracuse has been one of the best road teams in the American Hockey League this season with a record of 6-1-1-0.

After ending a six-game losing streak last Saturday with a 3-2 shootout win over the Lake Erie Monsters in Cleveland, Ohio, the Bulldogs notched a second straight win on Tuesday night in Hamilton, this time 5-1 over the Texas Stars, which ended a five-game home losing skid.

Quick Notes
- Syracuse has two forwards amongst the AHL’s top five scorers: Nikita Kucherov (24 points) and Vladislav Namestnikov (21 points).
- Bulldogs goaltender Dustin Tokarski currently sits amongst the AHL’s top 10 in goals-against average (2.16) and save percentage (.925).
- Bulldogs forward Stephen MacAulay notched a goal and an assist in a first-star performance on Tuesday versus Texas in his first career AHL game.
- The Bulldogs are 6-2-0-1 this season when scoring three or more goals.

Match Up
Record
Syracuse: 9-4-1-1 (3rd East Division)
Hamilton: 7-7-0-3 (T-3rd North Division)

Goals for per game
Syracuse: 3.27 (7th)
Hamilton: 2.59 (22nd)

Goals against per game
Syracuse: 2.60 (7th)
Hamilton: 3.06 (21st)

Power play
Syracuse: 22.7% (5th)
Hamilton: 15.0% (22nd)

Penalty kill
Syracuse: 82.9% (15th)
Hamilton: 83.9% (T-10th)

Skater stats
Syracuse
Hamilton

Goalie stats
Syracuse
Hamilton

Rosters
Syracuse
Hamilton

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