Bulldogs – Americans: A Numbers Game (April 20th)

A look at some interesting stats from Hamilton’s 5-1 loss to the Americans in Rochester tonight

Photo by Ashlee Wood

Photo by Ashlee Wood

 1   The Dogs are 3-7-0-0 in their last 10 games and are currently sitting in last place in the conference, 30th place overall in the league.

2  Lineup changes from Fridays game Collberg and Mayer out Belzile and Chouinard in.

Healthy scratches Stejskal, Desantis, Corbin and Quailer. Injured Chaput, Holland, Geoffrion and Nattinen.  Blunden and Dumont still in Montreal.

Line combos and D pairings from what I can put together using the game sheet.

Tenute – Kristo – Hudon                                       Pateryn – Beaulieu

Bournival – Leblanc – Nokelainen                         Tinordi – Ellis

Belzile – Lefebvre – Archambault                          St. Denis – Ross

Vail – Hagel – Stortini

3  The Dogs PP went 0 for 5 tonight bringing their total for the month of April to 2 goals in 32 chances for a 6.3% success rate.

4  The Dogs PK went 4 for 6  bringing the total for the month of April to 23 for 29 for a 79.3% success rate. One of the power play goals was scored on a 5 on 3 situation.

5  The Dogs outshot the Amerks 30-27. Kristo led all Dogs and players with 7 shots while Rankin led the Amerks with 5 shots.   (1st period 9-8 Amerks, 2nd period 10-10 tie, 3rd period 12-8 Dogs)

6  It was the 11th meeting between the two teams with the Dogs going 2-8-0-1. The Dogs have been outscored 39-19 so far in the series with 1 game to go.

7  Danny Kristo had 23% of Hamilton’s total shots tonight doubling his season total from 7 to 14 in just his 8th game played.

8  Olivier Arhambault scored his 1st pro goal tonight in just his 9th pro game with the Bulldogs.

9  Morgan Ellis with a +1 was the only Bulldog to record a plus rating tonight.

10  Greg Pateryn was on the ice for 4 of the 5 Rochester goals scored tonight and in the penalty box for the other. He ended the night with 6 shots, 4 minutes in penalties and a -3 rating.

11   Pateryn and Kristo had 13 of the 30 Bulldog shots tonight. That’s 43% of the shots from just 2 people.

12  This was Tokarski’s 4th loss in his last 5 starts. Since coming over from Syracuse he has 6 wins, 8 losses, 3 shutouts, a goals against average of 2.22 and a save percentage of 92.7.

13  A look at the three stars:

1st Star was Phil Varone of the Americans who had 1 goal, 2 assists, 2 shots and a + rating.

2nd Star was Luke Adam of the Americans who had 1 goal, 2 assists, 4 shots and a 0 rating.

3rd Star was Nick Bailen of the Americans who had 2 assists, 2 shots and a -1 rating.

Note: Using just the numbers a case could be made for E Rankin of the Americans who had 1 goal, 1 assists, 5 shots and a +2 rating for the 3rd star or David Leggio who stopped 29 of 30 shots.

14  A look at the Premium Player of the Game: Olivier Archambault who had 1 goal, 1 shot and a 0 rating was chosen player of the game.

Note: Using just the numbers a case could be made for Danny Kristo who had 7 shots and a 0 rating. 

15  Amerks  down the Dogs 5-1 at Blue Cross Arena in Rochester in front of 7,290 fans. Phil Varone and Luke Adams lead the attack with a goal and two assists each.

With the Dogs two men short Luke Adams scores a power play goal at 18:41 of the first to make it 1-0 Amerks with helpers from Bailen and Varone.

At 3:31 of the second Daniel Catenacci scores his first professional goal with help from Varone and Rankin to make it 2-0 Amerks.

The Dogs finally score one when Olivier Arcambault scores a unassisted goal at 10:13 of the second to make it 2-1 Amerks it would also be his first professional goal.

Varone score his 10th of the year on the power play at 12:57 of the second to restore Rochesters 2 goal with Adam and Bailen picking up assists.

Maxime Legault scores his 10th of the season at 16:11 of the third with Adam picking up an assist giving Adam a 3 points for the night.

Evan Rankin scores the final goal of the game at 18:14 of the third with helpers coming from Catenacci and Biega.

With tonight’s loss it guarantees a last place finish in the league for the first time in team history with one game to go. Next game is Sunday at home against the same team.




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