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GAME PREVIEW: AMERICANS @ BULLDOGS

By: Hamilton Bulldogs
11/12/2013 7:13 PM -

HAMILTON, ONTARIO – The Hamilton Bulldogs (5-5-0-3) look to snap a four-game losing skid Wednesday morning as they play host to their division rivals, the Rochester Americans (5-3-2-2) at 10:00 a.m. at Copps Coliseum in the third of eight meetings between the two teams this season. Each team has a win in its own rink through the first two games between them this season.

The Americans have lost three straight heading into Wednesday’s game. Rochester is 1-2-1-1 on the road so far, with an overall record of 5-3-2-2.

The Bulldogs have struggled of late as well and are winless in their last four games, going 0-3-0-1 during that span.

Hamilton currently sits tied for eighth place in the Western Conference and tied for second place in the North Division, while Rochester currently sits in third place in the Western Conference and 1st place in the North Division.

Quick Notes
- There are currently nine Ontario-born players on the Americans roster: F Mike Zigomanis (Toronto), F Johnny McGuire (Peterborough), F Phil Varone (Vaughan), F Alex Hutchings (Burlington), F Matt Ellis (Welland), F Dan Catenacci (Newmarket), F Jamie Tardif (Welland), D Nick Crawford (Caledon), G Matt Hackett (London).
- Rookie forward Sven Andrighetto has a goal in three straight games and leads the Bulldogs with six goals on the year, which ranks third amongst all rookies in the AHL.
- The Bulldogs are 4-1-0-1 this season when scoring three or more goals.
- With 11 points in 12 games, Americans defenseman Brayden McNabb ranks tied for fifth in defencemen scoring in the AHL.

Match Up
Record
Rochester: 5-3-2-2 (1st North Division)
Hamilton: 5-5-0-3 (T-2nd North Division)

Goals for per game
Rochester: 3.17 (10th)
Hamilton: 2.46 (T-23rd)

Goals against per game
Rochester: 3.67 (T-29th)
Hamilton: 3.15 (22nd)

Power play
Rochester: 26.8% (3rd)
Hamilton: 15.6% (23rd)

Penalty kill
Rochester: 72.7% (29th)
Hamilton: 81.4% (18th)

Skater stats
Rochester
Hamilton

Goalie stats
Rochester
Hamilton

Rosters
Rochester
Hamilton

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