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GAME PREVIEW: BULLDOGS @ MARLIES

By: Hamilton Bulldogs
12/07/2013 10:40 AM -

TORONTO, ONTARIO – The Hamilton Bulldogs (10-10-0-3) head into Toronto, Ontario today looking to upset one of the American Hockey League’s hottest teams on home ice, the Toronto Marlies (12-8-1-0). The AHL’s Battle of Ontario will resume at 5:00 p.m. at Ricoh Coliseum.

Tonight’s game is the fifth of 12 match ups between the Bulldogs and the Marlies this season, as well as the second of six in Toronto. The Marlies are one of the best home teams in the AHL with an 8-2-0-0 record at Ricoh this season.

The ‘Dogs have dropped three of their first four games against the Marlies this season. Just two points currently separate Hamilton and Toronto in the AHL’s North Division standings. With a ‘Dogs regulation win tonight, they would jump into a three-way, first-place tie in the division with Toronto and the Lake Erie Monsters.

In the last meeting between the two clubs on Friday, November 29th, Toronto topped Hamilton 3-1 at Copps Coliseum.

The Bulldogs will be playing their second game of a three-games-in-three-nights weekend. They fell to the Monsters 4-1 last night at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio. Hamilton is back at it again tomorrow against Lake Erie in a 3:00 p.m. start at Copps Coliseum.

The Marlies have won three of their last four contests, but lost in their last game on Thursday, December 5th, 2-1 to the Monsters.

Quick Notes
- Toronto currently has nine Ontario-born players on its roster: F Greg McKegg (St. Thomas), D Stuart Percy (Oakville), F Spencer Abbott (Hamilton), F Sam Carrick (Markham), F Andrew Crescenzi (Thornhill), F Jamie Devane (Mississauga), F David Broll (Mississauga), F Josh Leivo (Innisfil) and F Kory Nagy (London).
- Marlies forward Spencer Abbott currently sits second in the AHL in assists with 19.
- Toronto goaltender Drew MacIntyre currently leads the league in wins with 11.
- Hamilton goaltender Dustin Tokarski currently sits in the top five in the league in wins (9 – T-5th), goals-against average (2.18 – T-2nd) and save percentage (.926 – 5th).
- Bulldogs defenceman Greg Pateryn is a team-high +9 this season.
- The Bulldogs are 4-0-0-2 in Saturday games this season.

Match Up
Record
Hamilton: 10-10-0-3 (4th North Division)
Toronto: 12-8-1-0 (T-1st North Division)

Goals for per game
Hamilton: 2.61 (22nd)
Toronto: 2.86 (13th)

Goals against per game
Hamilton: 2.91 (T-17th)
Toronto: 2.62 (5th)

Power play
Hamilton: 15.7% (20th)
Toronto: 17.3% (16th)

Penalty kill
Hamilton: 82.4% (14th)
Toronto: 81.1% (T-20th)

Skater stats
Hamilton
Toronto

Goalie stats
Hamilton
Toronto

Rosters
Hamilton
Toronto

Note: Tonight’s game will be broadcast live on Cable 14.

Hamilton Bulldogs flex tickets and group tickets are on sale now. Starting as low as $99 for a 10-ticket Holiday Flex Pack until the end of December, we have great packages available for you to enjoy more Hockey Unleashed!  For more information, call 1-866-DOGS-TIX or visit hamiltonbulldogs.com. Holiday Flex Packs are available for purchase at Mapleview Centre (900 Maple Avenue, Burlington), at the Bulldogs office (101 York Boulevard, Hamilton) at games or by calling 1-866-DOGS-TIX. Single-game tickets are available at the Copps Coliseum FirstOntario Box Office, online at www.ticketmaster.ca, or by calling 1-866-DOGS-TIX or 905-529-8500.

Listen to all Bulldogs regular season and post-season games live on Hamilton’s AM 900 CHML, on www.900chml.com or watch live on www.ahllive.com.

THE 2013-2014 HAMILTON BULLDOGS SEASON IS BROUGHT TO YOU BY MOLSON CANADIAN

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