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GAME PREVIEW: MARLIES @ BULLDOGS

By: Hamilton Bulldogs
01/24/2014 7:36 AM -

HAMILTON, ONTARIO – With an eight-point gap separating the top two teams in the American Hockey League’s North Division, the second-place Hamilton Bulldogs will look to gain ground on the first-place Toronto Marlies tonight at Copps Coliseum at 7:30 p.m.

Tonight’s game is the ninth of 12 match ups between the Bulldogs and Toronto Marlies this season, as well as the sixth and final regular season game between these two clubs at Copps Coliseum. In the first eight meetings with Toronto this season, Hamilton holds a record of 4-4-0-0. The Bulldogs won the last match up between these two teams 4-2 at home on December 27th. The ‘Dogs went 5-5-1-1 against the Marlies last season.

Since the ‘Dogs recent six-game winning streak and seven-game point streak, they’ve lost two of three. They last played on January 18th, when they fell 3-1 at home to the Utica Comets. Hamilton is 7-2-0-1 in its past 10 games.

The Marlies have won five of their past seven contests and are 7-2-0-1 in their past 10. They last played on January 21st in Milwaukee, falling 3-2 to the Admirals.

Quick Notes
- There are currently seven Ontario-born players on the Marlies roster: F Greg McKegg (St. Thomas), F Spencer Abbott (Hamilton), F Josh Leivo (Innisfil), F David Broll (Mississauga), F Sam Carrick (Markham), F Jamie Devane (Mississauga) and D Stuart Percy (Oakville).
- Marlies defenceman T.J. Brennan leads all American Hockey League defenceman in goals with 17 and points with 40.
- Bulldogs goaltender Dustin Tokarski is third in the AHL in goals-against average (2.09) and tied for fourth in save percentage (.928).
- Hamilton is 13-3-0-3 when scoring first this season, 11-2-0-2 when leading after one period and 13-0-0-1 when leading after two periods.
- Each of the ‘Dogs past six games has finished either 2-1 or 3-1 with an empty-net goal.

Match Up
Record
Toronto: 23-12-2-2 (50 points, 1st North Division)
Hamilton: 19-16-0-4 (42 points, T-2nd North Division)

Goals for per game
Toronto: 2.92 (12th)
Hamilton: 2.44 (27th)

Goals against per game
Toronto: 2.56 (6th)
Hamilton: 2.67 (9th)

Power play
Toronto: 20.4% (6th)
Hamilton: 14.7% (26th)

Penalty kill
Toronto: 83.5% (12th)
Hamilton: 84.2% (8th)

Skater stats
Toronto
Hamilton

Goalie stats
Toronto
Hamilton

Rosters
Toronto
Hamilton

Note: Friday’s game will be broadcast live in high definition on Cable 14.

Hamilton Bulldogs flex tickets, group tickets and 2014-2015 season 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.

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.

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