Sunday, December 7, 2014

Gameday Preview: Stars at Hamilton Bulldogs

Texas Stars
7-7-7-0, 21 pts
#11 Western Conference
atHamilton Bulldogs
11-10-2-0, 24 pts
#8 Western Conference
December 7th at 2:00 PM
FirstOntario Center, Hamilton, ON

Texas takes its first trip of the year to Canada to visit the 8th place Hamilton Bulldogs. The Dogs aren't exactly setting the world on fire with their win-loss record, but one of their young players is challenging the top of the pack in the AHL scoring race. Charles Hudon, a fifth round pick by the Canadiens in 2012, has 26 points in 23 games. He leads the league in points and hasn't even played half a professional season yet. It's pretty impressive.

The Dogs are backstopped by the tandem of rookie Mike Condon and vet Joey MacDonald. Neither is blowing it away on their stats. MacDonald has more wins (6) but Condon has the higher save percentage (.923).

As a commenter pointed out, Texas has a single win in their last eleven games. A team toward the middle of the pack in the West would be an excellent opportunity for a W.

Stars injury/call up report:
Rynnas, McKenzie, Jokipakka (call up)
Henderson (injury)

Website: hamiltonbulldogs.com
Twitter: @dogsplaybyplay

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