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Hamilton Bulldogs Game Thread: Bulldogs @ Americans

The Bulldogs take on the Americans in Game 4 of their 2012-13 AHL season.

St-Denis has been leading the way for the Bulldogs defense.
St-Denis has been leading the way for the Bulldogs defense.
Jean-Yves Ahern-US PRESSWIRE

The Bulldogs are set to play the Rochester Americans, the first of 12 meetings between the two teams, which takes place at the First Niagara Center in Buffalo, NY. The Americans (3-2-0-0) come into tonight's game on a 2 game winning streak, after winning a wild 8-7 game against the Hershey Bears on Saturday night in Hershey. Marcus Foligno had 4 points, helping the Amerks overcome a pair of three-goal deficits, who scored 6 goals in the final 28 minutes of play to win the game. The Bulldogs come into tonight's tilt after a 5-0 Marlies drubbing on Saturday night in Toronto. Robert Mayer allowed 3 goals on 6 shots and was pulled after only 10:24 of play, and the Bulldogs could never recover. You can read about that game in our game recap.

Louis Leblanc is expected to miss tonight's game as he was injured in a tussle with Jesse Blacker midway through the second period on Saturday night. We should hear some updates on his status on the broadcast tonight.

The Bulldogs lineup for tonight's game:

Forwards

Aaron Palushaj - Blake Geoffrion - Patrick Holland
Steven Quailer - Michael Bournival - Brendan Gallagher
Michael Blunden - Darryl Boyce - Joonas Nattinen
Kyle Hagel - Gabriel Dumont - Zack Stortini

Defensemen

Jarred Tinordi - Greg Pateryn
Nathan Beaulieu - Frederic St-Denis
Brendan Nash - Morgan Ellis

Goaltenders

Peter Delmas
Robert Mayer

Scratches/Injuries: Alexander Avtsin, Antoine Corbin, Louis Leblanc, Cedrick Desjardins

Notes:

  • As mentioned before, Louis Leblanc will miss tonight's game with a lower body injury.

The Americans lineup for tonight's game:

Forwards

Luke Adam - Cody Hodgson - Mark Mancari
Marcus Foligno - Phil Varone - Evan Rankin
Zemgus Girgensons - Kevin Porter - Brian Flynn
Nick Tarnasky - Rick Schofield - Frederick Roy

Defensemen

Joe Finley - Matt Mackenzie
T.J. Brennan - Alex Biega
Brayden McNabb - Mark Pysyk

Goaltenders

David Leggio
Connor Knapp

Notes:

  • Marcus Foligno is coming in after scoring 2 goals and adding 2 assists in a 8-7 win in Hershey on Saturday night. He has 5 goals in 5 games this season.
  • The Americans have the second-most goals for in the league with 20.
  • T.J. Brennan has 3 goals, 4 assists this season, good for the lead in points by defensemen in the league.
You can watch tonight's game live at 7:35 PM on AHL Live here, or, you can listen for free on the radio here.