Bulldogs – Marlies A Numbers Game (Mar. 16)

A look at some interesting stats from Hamilton’s 4-1 loss to the Marlies at Ricoh Coliseum in Toronto.


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Hamilton vs. Toronto

1   The Dogs are back in 5th place in the North Division 1 point behind Lake Erie who hold a game in hand over them.  They are currently sitting in 15th place in the conference 12 points behind 8th place Rockford who have played 2 more games than the Dogs have.

Note:They are currently sitting in 27th place overall in the league just 4 points ahead of 30th place Adirondack.

Note: The Bulldogs finished last season with a record of 29-41-1-5 and finished 15th in the conference and 30th overall in the league.


2  Lineup changes

Healthy scratches are – Nathan McIver, Stefan Fournier and Robert Czarnik

Injuries – Darren Dietz is out for the season with a lower body injury.

Bulldogs currently with the Habs – Dustin Tokarski and  Jarred Tinordi

Line combos and D pairings from what I picked up from the boxscore.

Holland – Leblanc – Tarnasky                                Pateryn – Chouinard

St. Pierre – Dumont – Blunden                              Schiestel – Ellis

Andrigetto – Macenauer – Thomas                       Drewiske – Beaulieu

Owens  – Nattinen – Courtnall

Note: Tokarski was sent back Monday morning and Bournival has been sent down on a rehab assignment.

3  The Dogs PP went 0 for 2 tonight bringing their total for the month of March to 1 goals on 33 chances for a 3.0% success rate. Hamilton’s road power play is ranked 21st in the league scoring just 19 goals on 131 attempts for a success rate of 14.5%. Their overall power play is ranked 29th in the league with just 36 goals on 277 attempts for a success rate of 13.0% and they have given up 9 shorthanded goals.

4  The Dogs PK went 1 for 2 bringing the total for the month of March to 19 for 27 for a 72.0% success rate. Hamilton’s road penalty kill ranks 21st overall giving up 28 goals on 138 chances for a 79.7% success rate. Hamilton’s overall penalty kill ranks 18th overall giving up 54 goals on 293 attempts for a 81.6% success rate scoring 5 shorthanded goals.

5  The Dogs out shot the Marlies 34-26.  Beaulieu led the Dogs and all players with 7 shots while Leivo, Abbott, Carrick, Smith and D’Amigo all had 3 shots to share the team lead.(1st period 14-9 Dogs, 2nd period 8-7 Marlies, 3rd period 13-8 Dogs)

6  It was the 12th and final meeting between the two teams this season with the Dogs going 6-6-0-0 scoring 25 goals while giving up just 28. Note: Hamilton won 2 games in OT so Toronto picked up 14 out of a possible 24 pts. while Hamilton picked up just 12.

 Last year at the 61 game mark Hamilton was 24-31-1-5 for 54 points this year Hamilton is 26-30-1-4 for 57 points just a 3 point improvement over last season

8  Chouinard was the only Bulldog to have a positive rating going +1 for the night. 

9  Since joining the Dogs Drewiske has had only 1 negative game in the 6 that he has played he has 2 shots, 12 minutes in penalties and is a -1.

10  Hamilton has scored 2 goals or less in 36 of the 61 games played going 5-26-1-3 in those games being shutout 4 times while picking up just 1 shutout.

11  Hamilton is 17th in the league in goals against per game with a 2.92 average and have given up 178 goals in 61 games. Note: Portland has given up the most goals in the league 224 in 62 games for 3.61 per game and the best team in the league is Grand Rapids who have given up 153 goals in 63 games for a 2.43 per game.

12  Hamilton is 30th in the league for fewest goals scored per game at 2.34 just .02 behind 29th place IowaHamilton has scored 143 goals in 61 games while Iowa has 142 in 60 games.

13  Hamilton has scored 2 or less goals in 6 straight games scoring just 8 goals while giving up 20 over that stretch. 

14  Hamilton has gone 4-6-0-0 in their last 10 games are 1-4-0-0 in their last 5 games and have been outscored 18 to 7 over their last 5 games.

15  Hamilton’s home record stands at a very disappointing 12-17-1-3 while their road record stands at a very respectable 14-13-0-1. Note: They have been outscored 84-69 on the road and 94-74 at home.

16  Mayer has Hamilton’s last 3 wins he has gone 3-2-0-0 over his last 5 starts giving up 11 goals on a 153 shots for a .928 save percentage.

17  Hamilton has out-shot their opponents 1,838 to 1,823 for a difference of +15 but have been out scored 178 to 143 for a difference of -35.

18  After tonight Hamilton has taken 352 minor penalties, 67 major penalties, 11 10 minute misconduct and 1 game misconduct giving them 1,159 total minutes in penalties while their opponents have 1,105 total minutes.

19 A look at a couple of former Dogs

Aaron Palushaj 62 games, 21 goals, 34 assists for 55 points and a +0 rating

Frederic St. Denis 51 games, 9 goals, 15 assists for 24 points and a +14 rating

Danny Kristo 51 games, 18 goals, 15 assists for 33 points and a -3 rating

20  Hamilton has now scored first 29 times this season going 16-9-1-3 in those games picking up 36 points.

21  A look at the three stars:

1st Star was Greg McKegg of the Marlies who had 2 goals, 2 shots and a +1 rating.

2nd Star was Christopher Gibson of the Marlies who stopped 33 of 34 shots.

3rd Star was Jamie Devane of the Marlies who had 1 assist, 1 shot and a +1 rating.

Note: Using just the numbers a case could be made for the following players to be a star of the game Abbott with 2 assists, 3 shots and a +0 rating, Leivo with 2 assists, 3 shots and a +1 rating and Smithson with 2 assists and a + 2 rating

22  A look at the Premium Player of the Game: Gabriel Dumont who had 5 shots, a -1 rating and a fight.

23  Three unanswered third period goals sink the Dogs as they drop a 4-1 decision to the Toronto Marlies in front of 6,399 fans at Ricoh Coliseum in Toronto.

Justin Courtnall gets the Dogs on the board first scoring his 6th of the season at 11:36 of the first with Joonas Nattinen getting the lone helper.

Less than two minutes later Gregg McKegg would tie the game on the power play with Abbott and Leivo getting the assists.

After a scoreless second Toronto’s Carrick would score at 6:08 of the third to put the Marlies up 2-1 with Devane and Smithson getting the assists.

McKegg would pick up his second of the game and 15th of the season from Leivo and Abbott at 11:17 of the third to put the Marlies up 3-1.

With Mayer on the bench for the extra attacker and just 90 seconds left in the game D’Amigo would score his 18th of the season into the empty net with Smithson getting the lone assist to make it 4-1 Marlies. 

Mayer would stop 21 of 24 shots in a losing cause while Gibson would stop 33 of 34 shots to pick up just his 5th win of the season coming in just 6 appearances. Final score 4-1 Marlies.

Next game for the Bulldogs March 19 in Hamilton where they take on the Heat at the Coliseum formerly know as Copps.

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