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GAME PREVIEW: MARLIES @ BULLDOGS

By: Hamilton Bulldogs
12/27/2013 10:36 AM -

HAMILTON, ONTARIO – The American Hockey League’s Battle of Ontario returns to Copps Coliseum at 7:30 p.m. on Friday evening as the Hamilton Bulldogs and Toronto Marlies square off in the back half of a home-and-home series.

Tonight’s game is the eighth of 12 match ups between the Bulldogs and Marlies this season, as well as the fifth of six at Copps Coliseum. In the first seven meetings with Toronto this season, Hamilton holds a record of 3-4-0-0. The Bulldogs won the last match up between these two teams 2-1 in overtime yesterday at Air Canada Centre in Toronto. The ‘Dogs went 5-5-1-1 against the Marlies last season.

With yesterday’s win, Hamilton kicked a five-game losing skid. The Bulldogs now have points in two straight contests.

Toronto heads into today’s game on a roll despite yesterday’s loss, with points in six straight games, including four wins in that span.

Quick Notes
- There are currently 10 Ontario-born players on the Marlies roster: F Greg McKegg (St. Thomas), F Spencer Abbott (Toronto), F Josh Leivo (Innisfil), F David Broll (Mississauga), F Sam Carrick (Markham), F Andrew Crescenzi (Thornhill), F Kory Nagy (London), F Jamie Devane (Mississauga), F Mike Duco (Toronto) and D Stuart Percy (Oakville).
- Marlies defenceman T.J. Brennan leads all AHL defenceman in goals with 13.
- Bulldogs forward Joonas Nattinen has recorded three points in his past two games.
- Hamilton forward Steve Quailer and defencemen Greg Pateryn and Morgan Ellis are tied with a team-leading +7 plus/minus rating.
- The ‘Dogs allowed a season-low 19 shots against yesterday versus the Marlies.

Match Up
Record
Toronto: 16-9-2-1 (35 points, 1st North Division)
Hamilton: 13-14-0-4 (30 points, 4th North Division)

Goals for per game
Toronto: 2.79 (17th)
Hamilton: 2.42 (27th)

Goals against per game
Toronto: 2.39 (3rd)
Hamilton: 2.87 (15th)

Power play
Toronto: 17.1% (16th)
Hamilton: 14.0% (25th)

Penalty kill
Toronto: 83.5% (14th)
Hamilton: 83.6% (13th)

Skater stats
Toronto
Hamilton

Goalie stats
Toronto
Hamilton

Rosters
Toronto
Hamilton

Notes: Thursday’s game will be broadcast live in high definition on Cable 14 … The Salvation Army will be collecting new or gently-used outerwear items (coats, hats, mitts, scarves) at the game to be distributed to the less fortunate within Hamilton and area. The ‘Dogs will be handing out 2-for-1 ticket vouchers for all donations to the cause.

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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