02/09/2014 10:24 AM
TORONTO, ONTARIO – With their longest road losing streak of the season now behind them, the Hamilton Bulldogs (21-22-0-4) will have their eyes on a second win in as many days as they resume the American Hockey League’s battle of Ontario today at Ricoh Coliseum against the Toronto Marlies (28-15-2-2) at 3:00 p.m.
Today’s game will be the 10th of 12 contests between the Bulldogs and Marlies this season, as well as the fourth of six match ups in Toronto. So far this season, Hamilton holds a 4-5-0-0 record against Toronto. The ‘Dogs all-time record against their provincial rivals is 47-41-7-8.
Last night, the Bulldogs snapped a five-game losing skid, which included a season-worst four game road losing streak, as they came back from a 3-0 first-period deficit to edge the Binghamton Senators in overtime, 5-4. Today’s game wraps up the ‘Dogs current six-game road trip, their longest of the season to date.
The Marlies come into today’s game winners of three of their past four contests, which includes a 4-1 home victory over the Grand Rapids Griffins in their last outing on Friday night. After a road-heavy schedule to start this season, Toronto is currently in the midst of a month-long, 10-game home stretch.
- There are currently nine 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), F Kory Nagy (London), F Mike Duco (Toronto) and D Stuart Percy (Oakville).
- Marlies defenceman T.J. Brennan and forward Spencer Abbott are tied for third in the AHL in scoring with 50 points each. Brennan leads all AHL defencemen in goals with 20, while Abbott is second in the AHL in assists with 38.
- Toronto forward Brandon Kozun has eight points in eight games since being acquired via trade from the Los Angeles Kings organization.
- Bulldogs forward Martin St. Pierre notched his 400th career AHL assist last night on defenceman Jarred Tinordi’s overtime game-winning goal.
- Hamilton forward Sven Andrighetto has six points (one goal, five assists) in his past three games.
- The ‘Dogs are now 5-0 in games that finish in overtime this season.
Hamilton: 21-22-0-4 (46 points, 3rd North Division, T-10th Western Conference)
Toronto: 28-15-2-2 (60 points, 1st North Division, 3rd Western Conference)
Goals for per game
Hamilton: 2.43 (28th)
Toronto: 2.89 (14th)
Goals against per game
Hamilton: 2.89 (17th)
Toronto: 2.62 (6th)
Hamilton: 14.1% (27th)
Toronto: 20.3% (8th)
Hamilton: 83.0% (T-12th)
Toronto: 83.9% (10th)
Note: Today's game will be broadcast live nationally on Sportnet 360.
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