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GAME PREVIEW: MONSTERS @ BULLDOGS

By: Hamilton Bulldogs
12/08/2013 8:46 AM -

HAMILTON, ONTARIO – Today, the Hamilton Bulldogs (11-10-0-3) head into their third game in three days with a chance to capture sole possession of first place in the American Hockey League’s North Division as they take on the division rival Lake Erie Monsters (12-9-0-1) at 3:00 p.m. at Copps Coliseum.

Today’s game marks the sixth of 10 meetings between the Bulldogs and Monsters this season. In their last meeting on Friday at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio, the Bulldogs fell 4-1 to the Monsters. So far this season, Hamilton holds a 2-2-0-1 record against Lake Erie. In eight games between the two clubs last season, ‘Dogs had a record of 3-4-0-1.

The Monsters have won their past two games, including Friday night’s tilt with the Bulldogs. They are 6-3-0-1 in their last 10 games.

The Bulldogs have alternated wins and losses over their past four games and have won six of their past 10. They won 2-1 last night against the Toronto Marlies at Ricoh Coliseum in Toronto, Ontario, to create a three-way tie between Hamilton, Toronto and Lake Erie for first place in the North Division.

Quick Notes
- There are 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) and D Daniel Maggio (Windsor).
- Monsters forward Paul Carey has points in four of his last five games.
- Forward Martin St. Pierre leads the ’Dogs in power play goals with five.
- Forwards Joonas Nattinen and Nick Tarnasky are the only ‘Dogs to play in all 24 games so far this season.

Match Up
Record
Lake Erie: 12-9-0-1 (25 points, T-1st North Division)
Hamilton: 11-10-0-3 (25 points, T-1st North Division)

Goals for per game
Lake Erie: 2.82 (15th)
Hamilton: 2.58 (T-24th)

Goals against per game
Lake Erie: 2.91 (19th)
Hamilton: 2.83 (15th)

Power play
Lake Erie: 20.0% (T-7th)
Hamilton: 16.2% (18th)

Penalty kill
Lake Erie: 84.0% (8th)
Hamilton: 82.3% (15th)

Skater stats
Lake Erie
Hamilton

Goalie stats
Lake Erie
Hamilton

Rosters
Lake Erie
Hamilton

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.

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