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GAME PREVIEW: MONSTERS @ BULLDOGS

By: Hamilton Bulldogs
11/30/2013 10:17 AM -

HAMILTON, ONTARIO – The Hamilton Bulldogs (9-9-0-3) will try to even up the season series with the Lake Erie Monsters (10-8-0-1) tonight at 7:00 p.m. at Copps Coliseum.

Tonight’s game is the fourth of 10 match ups between the Bulldogs and the Monsters this season, as well as the second of five at Copps Coliseum. In their first three meetings this season, Lake Erie has been on the winning end twice. Two of the three games between the two teams this season have needed a shootout to be decided. The last time the two teams met, they clashed in Cleveland, with the Bulldogs pulling out a 3-2 shootout victory. Bulldogs goalie Dustin Tokarski made 28 saves in the win.

The two teams currently sit tied for third in the AHL’s North Division at 21 points each and are both coming off losses last night. The Monsters dropped a 5-3 decision in Rochester, while the ‘Dogs fell to their Ontario-rival Toronto Marlies 3-1 in Hamilton.

Quick Notes
- There are currently six 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), D Daniel Maggio (Windsor).
- Monsters leading scorer Bryan Lerg is on a four-game point streak.
- Bulldogs defenceman Darren Dietz recorded his first career AHL point with an assist last night against Toronto.
- Hamilton defenceman Morgan Ellis and forward Steve Quailer are tied for the team lead in plus-minus at +7.
- The Bulldogs are 7-1-0-2 this season when scoring first.

Match Up
Record
Lake Erie: 10-8-0-1 (T-3rd North Division)
Hamilton: 9-9-0-3 (T-3rd North Division)

Goals for per game
Lake Erie: 2.89 (T-12th)
Hamilton: 2.62 (T-22nd)

Goals against per game
Lake Erie: 3.05 (T-22nd)
Hamilton: 2.95 (20th)

Power play
Lake Erie: 19.6% (T-9th)
Hamilton: 16.2% (18th)

Penalty kill
Lake Erie: 83.5% (T-13th)
Hamilton: 83.0% (16th)

Skater stats
Lake Erie
Hamilton

Goalie stats
Lake Erie
Hamilton

Rosters
Lake Erie
Hamilton

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