Blake Geoffrion and Marcus Foligno will both be in action tonight, pictured above playing for their respective NHL clubs. - Rick Stewart
The Bulldogs take on the Rochester Americans in the first game of their home-and-home series.
The Bulldogs take on the Rochester Americans tonight, the second of twelve meetings between the two teams this season. The Americans (5-2-1-0) come into tonight's game on a hot streak, winning 4 of their last 5 games. Marcus Foligno (5 goals, 5 assists), TJ Brennan (4 goals, 6 assists), and Cody Hodgson (1 goal, 9 assists) are all tied for the team lead in points with 10. The Bulldogs (3-2-1-0) are coming into tonight's game after beating the Abbotsford Heat 2-1 on Sunday afternoon, you can read about that game in our recap. Cedrick Desjardins made a return to the ice this week, for the first time this season after suffering a groin injury. He is not expected to play this weekend.
The Bulldogs lines for tonight's game:
29 Robert Mayer
39 Peter Delmas
- Blake Geoffrion is coming into tonight after a solid game against Abbotsford on Sunday. He scored one goal and also added an assist on a slap pass deflection, which ended up being the game winner.
- Robert Mayer is looking to build on another solid outing, after stopping 28 of 29 shots on Sunday.
71 Marcus Foligno - 19 Cody Hodgson - 15 Evan Rankin
2 Joe Finley - 47 Matt MacKenzie
3 T.J. Brennan (A) - 4 Alex Biega
33 David Leggio
49 Connor Knapp
The Americans come into tonight's game 2nd in the league in Goals For with 33, and 5th on the PP with a 25% success rate. Their PK is ranked 21st however, with a 77% success rate.
As mentioned previously, Marcus Foligno (5 goals, 5 assists), TJ Brennan (4 goals, 6 assists), and Cody Hodgson (1 goal, 9 assists) are all tied for the team lead in points with 10.