A look at some interesting stats from Hamilton’s 4-1 win over the Marlies at Ricoh Coliseum in Toronto.
1 The Dogs are in third place in the North Division, three points behind first place Utica who have played two more games than the Dogs have. They are currently sitting in 6th place in the conference, three points behind first place Utica.
2 Lineup changes
Healthy scratches are – Morgan Ellis, Jack Nevins, Bobby Shea, Maxime Macenauer and Mac Bennett.
Bulldogs currently with the Habs – none
Note: Nathan Beaulieu and Michael Bournival were sent to Hamilton for two games to get some playing time.
Line combos and D pairings from what I picked up from the box score.
Bowman – De La Rose – Tangradi Pateryn – Beaulieu
Hensick – Thomas – Sorkin Dietz – Finley
Andrighetto – Bournival – Hudon Drewiske – Nygren
Dumont – Carr – Dowell
3 The Dogs PP went 1 for 7 bringing their total for the month of October to 2 for 15 for a 13.3% success rate.
4 The Dogs PK went 2 for 3 bringing the total for the month of October to 8 for 9 for a 88.8% success rate.
5 The Bulldogs out shot the Marlies 26-20. Beaulieu, Thomas, Tangradi, Andrighetto and Bournival led the Dogs with 3 shots while Carrick led the Marlies and all players with 4 shots.(1st period 10-7 Marlies, 2nd period 11-5 Bulldogs, 3rd period 8-5 Bulldogs)
6 It was the 2nd of 12 games between the two teams this season with the Dogs now holding a 1-0-1-0 record with 10 games to go.
7 The Bulldogs have picked up at least 1 point in each of the 4 games they’ve played so far this season.
8 Hudon lead all players with a +3 rating tonight.
9 Bowman, Tangradi and Andrighetto all tallied 2 points.
10 All Bulldogs finished the game with either a plus rating or a zero rating no Dog had a negative rating.
11 Abbott and Smith of Toronto were both -3 tonight.
12 Hudon picked up an assist tonight putting him in first place in team scoring with 1 goal and 4 assists for 5 points and has a +4 rating.
13 Dumont now leads all Bulldogs with 15 minutes in penalties.
14 Hamilton ended the game with a +15 rating while the Marlies were a -16.
15 Beaulieu scored his 1st goal of the season in his 1st game of the season.
16 Andrighetto leads all Bulldogs with 16 shots on goal for the season.
17 A look at the three stars:
1st Star was Sven Andrighetto of the Bulldogs who had 1 goal, 1 assist, 3 shots and a +2 rating.
2nd Star was Eric Tangradi of the Bulldogs who had 2 goal, 3 shots and a +1 rating.
3rd Star was Nathan Beaulieu of the Bulldogs who had 1 goal, 3 shots and a +2 rating.
Note: A case could be made for Bowman who had 2 assists, 2 shots and a +1 rating.
18 A look at the Premium Player of the Game: Joey MacDonald who stopped 19 of 20 shots.
19 Tangradi with 2 goals and MacDonald with 19 saves lead the Bulldogs to victory in front of 4234 fans at Ricoh Coliseum in Toronto.
Nathan Beaulieu playing in his first game after being sent down on a conditioning stint would score his first of the season at 10:12 of the first period. Michael Bournival who is also on a conditioning stint and Sven Andrighetto would draw the assists on the play.
Sven Andrighetto would put the Dogs up 2-0 at 1:51 of the second period with Drewiske and Hudon getting the helpers.
Tangradi would pick up his first of two on the power play to put the Dogs up 3-0 at 19:12 of the second with Bowman drawing the lone assist.
McKegg would score his first of the year on the power play breaking MacDonald’s shutout bid at 7:26 of the third making it a 3-1 game. Brown and Abbott would get the assists.
Tangradi would score his second of the night into the empty night at 18:05 of the third to seal the deal for the Bulldogs. Bowman would again draw the lone assist on the play.
MacDonald would stop 19 of 20 shots to pick up his 2nd win of the season while Bibeau would stop 22 of 25 in a losing cause. Final score 4-1 Bulldogs.
Next game for the Bulldogs October 25th in Hamilton where they take on the Rampage at the Coliseum formally known as Copps.