11/19/2013 10:27 AM
HAMILTON, ONTARIO – With a season-long six-game losing streak now behind them, The Hamilton Bulldogs (6-7-0-3) are back at Copps Coliseum this evening where they will take on the Texas Stars (9-5-2-1) at 7:30 p.m.
Tonight’s game will be the first of four meetings between the Bulldogs and the Stars this season. The Bulldogs have an all-time record of 7-1-0-0 against the Stars and went a perfect 2-0-0-0 last season versus Texas.
The Stars are heading into the final game of a quick three-game northern road trip. Texas won 2-1 over the Utica Comets on Saturday and lost 3-2 in a shootout to the Toronto Marlies on Sunday.
The Bulldogs snapped a six-game losing streak with a 3-2 shootout win over the Lake Erie Monsters on Saturday in Cleveland, Ohio. Heading into tonight’s game, the ‘Dogs will be focused on erasing a current five-game home losing streak.
- There are currently five Ontario-born players on the Stars roster: F Brett Ritchie (Orangeville), F Mike Hedden (Dunnville), F Francis Wathier (St. Isidore), D Jamie Oleksiak (Toronto), D Cameron Gaunce (Markham).
- Texas has two forwards amongst the AHL’s top 10 scorers: Travis Morin (T-1st) and Colton Sceviour (T-6th).
- Bulldogs forward Stephen MacAulay joins the team today after spending the first 12 games of this season with the ECHL’s Wheeling Nailers.
- Hamilton forward Sven Andrighetto currently sits tied for fourth amongst rookies in goals with seven.
- The Bulldogs are 4-1-0-0 this season when allowing two or fewer goals.
Texas: 9-5-2-1 (2nd West Division)
Hamilton: 6-7-0-3 (4th North Division)
Goals for per game
Texas: 3.65 (5th)
Hamilton: 2.44 (26th)
Goals against per game
Texas: 2.71 (9th)
Hamilton: 3.19 (23rd)
Texas: 27.6% (1st)
Hamilton: 14.1% (24th)
Texas: 82.7% (16th)
Hamilton: 83.5% (13th)
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