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GAME PREVIEW: BULLDOGS @ AMERICANS

By: Hamilton Bulldogs
11/27/2013 11:19 AM -

ROCHESTER, NEW YORK – The Hamilton Bulldogs (9-7-0-3) will look to extend their season-best four-game winning streak when they visit the Rochester Americans (7-7-2-2) tonight at 7:05 p.m. at Blue Cross Arena in the fourth of eight meetings between the two clubs this season.

Hamilton holds a 1-2-0-0 record against Rochester this season, which includes a 4-3 overtime win at Copps Coliseum on October 25th, a 5-3 loss in Rochester on November 6th and a 3-1 loss in Hamilton in the School Day Game on November 13th.

The Bulldogs have won four straight games and they’ve outscored their opponents 12-2 over the past three matches, including a sweep of a home-and-home series against the Syracuse Crunch on Friday and Saturday.

The Amerks have struggled as of late, dropping their last four contests and getting outscored 15-6 over that span.

Just three points separate the two clubs in the North Division standings, but Hamilton currently sits tied for first place, while Rochester sits in fourth.

Quick Notes
- Rochester’s leading scorer, forward Luke Adam (18 GP 13-5-18) and top scoring defenceman Brayden McNabb (15 GP 2-10-12) are currently with the Buffalo Sabres.
- Veteran National Hockey League forward Patrick Kaleta has three points (one goal, two assists) and two penalty minutes in five games since being assigned to Rochester from Buffalo earlier this month.
- Bulldogs captain and leading scorer Martin St. Pierre has assists in four straight games.
- Hamilton goaltender Dustin Tokarski currently sits second in goals-against average (1.91) and tied for second in save percentage (.935) amongst all American Hockey League goaltenders.
- The Bulldogs are 8-2-0-1 when scoring three or more goals this season.

Match Up
Record
Hamilton: 9-7-0-3 (T-1st North Division)
Rochester: 7-7-2-2 (4th East Division)

Goals for per game
Hamilton: 2.68 (20th)
Rochester: 2.83 (15th)

Goals against per game
Hamilton: 2.79 (T-11th)
Rochester: 3.44 (T-26th)

Power play
Hamilton: 16.7% (15th)
Rochester: 22.6% (4th)

Penalty kill
Hamilton: 85.4% (6th)
Rochester: 77.5% (28th)

Skater stats
Hamilton
Rochester

Goalie stats
Hamilton
Rochester

Rosters
Hamilton
Rochester

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