The Bulldogs begin their weekend with a Friday night home game against the Toronto Marlies (2-2-0-1). This will be the third of 12 meetings between the two teams, with the teams splitting the first 2 games last weekend. The Marlies are coming into tonight's game on a 4 days rest, after losing 4-3 to the Griffins on Sunday, the third of a three-in-three for the Marlies. The Bulldogs come into tonight's game after losing 3-1 to the Rochester Americans at the First Niagara Centre on Tuesday night. You can read more about that game in our recap.
The Bulldogs lineup for tonight's game:
Patrick Holland - Michael Bournival - Brendan Gallagher
Michael Blunden - Blake Geoffrion - Joonas Nattinen
Steven Quailer - Gabriel Dumont - Aaron Palushaj
Kyle Hagel - Darryl Boyce - Zack StortiniDefensemenJarred Tinordi - Greg Pateryn
Nathan Beaulieu - Frederic St-Denis
Antoine Corbin - Morgan Ellis
Injured: Cedrick Desjardins (Groin, out 1-2 weeks), Louis Leblanc (Ankle, out 4-6 weeks)
Healthy Scratches: Alexander Avtsin, Alain Berger, Brendon Nash
- Peter Delmas is starting his second straight game after making 29 saves in a 3-1 loss on Tuesday.
- Joonas Nattinen is playing his second game of the season after missing the first 2 games due to the flu.
Marlies Lineup for tonight's game:
Nicolas Deschamps - Keith Aucoin - Greg McKegg
Carter Ashton - Joe Colborne - Leo Komarov
Ryan Hamilton - Nazem Kadri - Mike Zigomanis
Jerry D'Amigo - Will Acton - Kenny Ryan
The Marlies once again did not announce their defense pairings.
Paul Ranger will be returning to action after missing 4 of 5 games this season.