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Bulldogs Weekly Report: Eric Tangradi shines during the playoff chase

The veteran forward stepped up again this week as the Bulldogs earned crucial points in the playoff hunt.

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Bulldogs Player of the Week: Eric Tangradi

It's been an absolutely outstanding month for Eric Tangradi, and his offensive output is a major reason why the Bulldogs are sitting in a playoff spot. With one goal and four assists he was a force in all three games played this past week.

Tangradi kicked off the week by setting up T.J. Hensick's seventh goal of the year in a 2-1 victory over the Adirondack Flames. Following that he posted a multipoint effort in a 3-2 overtime loss against Rochester. First he grabbed an assist on Charles Hudon's 15th goal of the year, before scoring the game tying goal with 64 seconds left in the game. He then ended the week with a primary assist on Gabriel Dumont's 19th goal of the year against Toronto that ended up being the game winner.

The veteran forward has played over a point-per-game pace for the Bulldogs in March, tallying seven goals and six assists in 12 total games played with one game left.

Weekly Statistics
Player GP G A PTS +/- PIM SOG
Charles Hudon 3 1 1 2 +0 0 12
Gabriel Dumont 3 1 0 1 +1 4 7
Sven Andrighetto 3 1 2 3 +1 0 7
Daniel Carr 3 0 0 0 +1 0 1
Drayson Bowman 1 0 0 0 -1 0 3
Eric Tangradi 3 1 3 4 +2 4 7
Davis Drewiske 0 0 0 0 +0 0 0
Christian Thomas 3 0 0 0 +1 2 10
Darren Dietz 3 0 0 0 -1 55 3
Greg Pateryn* 0 0 0 0 +0 0 0
Jacob de la Rose* 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Mac Bennett 3 0 0 0 -1 2 2
Michael Bournival 0 0 0 0 +0 0 0
Jarred Tinordi 0 0 0 0 +0 0 0
Morgan Ellis 3 0 0 0 +0 2 9
Bryan Allen 3 0 2 2 +0 0 5
Connor Crisp 1 0 0 0 +0 0 0

*Indicates player is in the NHL

Goalie GP W L OTL SO GA GAA SV%
Mike Condon 3 2 0 1 0 5 1.63 .937%
Joey MacDonald 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 .000%

Charles Hudon: After a few rough weeks the Bulldogs star rookie he found his way back on to the scoresheet. Hudon kicked off his scoring with an incredible dangle and backhand goal against Rochester, and would grab an assist the following day against Toronto.

Gabriel Dumont: The Bulldogs captain had only one point on the week, but it was a huge one as he scored the game winning goal against Toronto.

Sven Andrighetto: A strong March continues for Andrighetto who tallied three points in three games this week. He first set up Eric Tangradi's game tying goal against Rochester, before tallying his fourteenth goal against the Marlies and assisted on Gabriel Dumont's game winning goal.

Daniel Carr: It was a rough week for the rookie forward with no points in three games and just one shot on goal.

Drayson Bowman: The veteran forward failed to register any points in one game played this week.

Christian Thomas: The Bulldogs sniper is finding points hard to come by recently and was without a point this week.

Darren Dietz: After a quick start to the season Dietz has struggled mightily. The young blue-liner had no points this past week despite expanded playing time.

Mac Bennett: With injuries piling up Bennett has seen a larger role on the Bulldogs blue-line. However, like Dietz he failed to record any points this week.

Morgan Ellis: It would appear that Ellis has taken over for the injured Davis Drewiske in the Hamilton defensive core. The young blue-liner played in all situations this past week but still did not record any points.

Bryan Allen: It would appear that the veteran defenceman has found his offensive game. In three games this week he recorded a pair of assists while on a three game point streak.

Connor Crisp: The young grinding forward played only one game this week and recorded no points or PIMs.

Dalton Thrower: The gritty blue-liner recorded no points for the Brampton Beast this week.

Mike Condon: After a few rough weeks the Bulldogs starting goalie put together an outstanding run of starts this past week. With Joey MacDonald injured, Condon started all three games and posted a 2-0-1 record with a .937 SV% and a 1.63 GAA. With points earned in all three starts Condon's performance has moved the Bulldogs into seventh place overall.

Injury Report

Michael Bournival: Dizziness/Upper Body Injury( Day-to-day)

Davis Drewiske: Wrist surgery (Out for the remainder of the season)

Jarred Tinordi: Upper Body Injury (Three weeks)

Magnus Nygren: Severe concussion (Out Indefinitely)

Joey MacDonald: Undisclosed (Day-to-day)

The Call ups

Jacob de la Rose: The two way Swede continues to see tough minutes alongside Lars Eller in Montreal.

Greg Pateryn: The young blue-liner is making an impact on the Canadiens blueline .. just ask Jimmy Hayes.

Year to Date Statistics
Player GP G A PTS +/- PIM SOG
Charles Hudon 68 15 38 53 +9 62 150
Gabriel Dumont 59 19 23 42 +3 86 160
Sven Andrighetto 52 14 26 40 -2 40 130
Daniel Carr 68 22 12 34 +11 21 156
Drayson Bowman 55 12 16 28 -6 31 127
Eric Tangradi 37 12 17 29 +11 52 115
Davis Drewiske 62 4 18 22 +15 28 112
Christian Thomas 44 10 7 17 -11 16 111
Darren Dietz 63 4 12 16 -3 55 60
Greg Pateryn* 53 3 12 15 -1 56 78
Jacob de la Rose* 37 6 5 11 +7 11 49
Mac Bennett 52 4 7 11 +0 8 53
Michael Bournival 12 3 6 9 +4 8 34
Jarred Tinordi 44 1 6 7 +9 36 53
Morgan Ellis 19 2 5 7 +6 11 43
Bryan Allen 32 1 5 6 -3 24 35
Connor Crisp 34 1 2 3 -5 102 12

*Indicates player is in the NHL

Goalie GP W L OTL SO GA GAA SV%
Mike Condon 42 21 15 6 4 94 2.25 .925%
Joey MacDonald 25 10 9 5 0 69 2.77 .910%

The Bulldogs record currently stands at 32-25-11 giving them seventy five points overall. This places them second in the AHL's North Division and seventh overall in the Western Conference. The team will be back in action on April 2 as they face off with the Chicago Wolves, and again on April 4 when they will battle the Utica Comets.