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GAME PREVIEW: WILD @ BULLDOGS

By: Hamilton Bulldogs
01/12/2014 9:31 AM -

HAMILTON, ONTARIO – The Hamilton Bulldogs (18-15-0-4) will look to end this three-games-in-three-days weekend with a second win as they host the Iowa Wild (15-15-2-2) today at 4:00 p.m. at Copps Coliseum.

Today’s game marks the second and final meeting between the Hamilton Bulldogs and Iowa Wild this season, as well as Iowa’s only stop at Copps Coliseum in 2013-2014. In the first-ever game between these teams on December 20th in Des Moines, Iowa, the Wild handed the Bulldogs their only shutout loss of the season, 3-0. The game was also the last regulation defeat the ‘Dogs surrendered before going on their recent season-best seven-game point streak, which included a season-high six-game winning streak.

Hamilton is the final stop on Iowa’s current six-game road trip.  So far, the Wild are 2-1-0-2, but they’ve dropped three of their past four games. They lost 4-1 last night to the Grand Rapids Griffins in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

The Bulldogs had their six-game winning streak snapped last night at the hands of the Rochester Americans, 3-1, at Copps Coliseum. Hamilton has won six of its past 10 games.

Quick Notes
- There are currently three Ontario-born players on the Wild roster: F Tyler Graovac (Brampton), F Marc Hagel (Hamilton) and D Tyler Cuma (Bowmanville).
- Wild leading scorer, defenceman Brian Connelly, has four assists in his past five games.
- Bulldogs goaltender Dustin Tokarski is tied for fifth in the AHL in goals-against average (2.14) and is fifth in save percentage (.926).
- Hamilton rookie forward Stefan Fournier leads all ‘Dogs in penalty minutes this season with 68.

Match Up
Record
Iowa: 15-15-2-2 (34 points, 5th Midwest Division)
Hamilton: 18-15-0-4 (40 points, 2nd North Division)

Goals for per game
Iowa: 2.41 (25th)
Hamilton: 2.46 (24th)

Goals against per game
Iowa: 2.76 (13th)
Hamilton: 2.70 (10th)

Power play
Iowa: 15.6% (22nd)
Hamilton: 15.0% (24th)

Penalty kill
Iowa: 80.0% (23rd)
Hamilton: 84.4% (8th)

Skater stats
Iowa
Hamilton

Goalie stats
Iowa
Hamilton

Rosters
Iowa
Hamilton

Hamilton Bulldogs flex tickets and group tickets are on sale now. Starting as low as $140 for a 10-ticket flex pack, we have great packages available for you to enjoy more Hockey Unleashed!  For more information, call 1-866-DOGS-TIX or visit hamiltonbulldogs.com. 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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