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GAME PREVIEW: BULLDOGS @ MONSTERS

By: Hamilton Bulldogs
11/16/2013 9:33 AM -

CLEVELAND, OHIO – The Hamilton Bulldogs (5-7-0-3) are in Cleveland, Ohio today for the back half of a home-and-home match up with the Lake Erie Monsters (8-6-0-0), set for tonight at 7:00 p.m. at Quicken Loans Arena.

Last night at Copps Coliseum in Hamilton, the ‘Dogs jumped out to a 2-0 lead, but four Monsters goals in a six-minute span in the second period put Lake Erie ahead for good as Hamilton dropped a sixth straight game, 5-3. In the first game between these two teams this season on October 18th in Cleveland, Lake Erie edged Hamilton 3-2 in a shootout.

The Monsters have won four of their last five games. The Colorado Avalanche AHL affiliate is 5-4-0-0 at home this season.

The Bulldogs are 1-2-0-1 on the road this season. Their only win on the road came against the Utica Comets, 3-2 on October 26th. They last played an away game on November 6th against the Rochester Americans, falling 5-3.

Last season, Hamilton had a 3-4-0-1 record against Lake Erie.

Quick Notes
- There are currently five Ontario-born players on the Monsters roster: F Andrew Agozzino (Kleinburg), F Garrett Meurs (Ripley), F Joey Hishon (Stratford), F Mike Sgarbossa (Campbellville), F Mitchell Heard (Bowmanville).
- Monsters forward Mitchell Heard earned his first three points of the season (one goal, two assists) in a first-star performance last night in Hamilton.
- Bulldogs forward Mike Blunden has a point in three straight games (one goal, two assists).
- Hamilton forwards Joonas Nattinen and Steve Quailer each had two-point games in last night’s loss to the Monsters.
- The ‘Dogs last won in Cleveland on March 2, 2013, when they shutout the Monsters 2-0.

Match Up
Record
Lake Erie: 8-6-0-0 (2nd North Division)
Hamilton: 5-7-0-3 (T-3rd North Division)

Goals for per game
Lake Erie: 2.93 (T-15th)
Hamilton: 2.40 (T-25th)

Goals against per game
Lake Erie: 2.79 (10th)
Hamilton: 3.27 (22nd)

Power play
Lake Erie: 21.9% (7th)
Hamilton: 13.7% (24th)

Penalty kill
Lake Erie: 86.2% (6th)
Hamilton: 82.7% (16th)

Skater stats
Lake Erie
Hamilton

Goalie stats
Lake Erie
Hamilton

Rosters
Lake Erie
Hamilton

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