Monsters Close Out Home Regular Season vs Hamilton

MATHCUP Tonight begins a two-game set between the Lake Erie Monsters (33-29-8-4) and the Hamilton Bulldogs (34-28-12-0) when the two teams meet at 7:30 p.m. at Quicken Loans Arena.  The Monsters are coming off a 6-4 home loss to Grand Rapids that ended their playoff hopes a night ago, while Hamilton is coming off a 5-3 road win in Oklahoma City on Wednesday.  The Bulldogs took the last game between the two teams by a 4-0 score on February 7th.  The Monsters are 2-1-1-0 against Hamilton this season, and the two teams will meet six times overall.

LAST TIME OUT The Monsters erased a pair of two-goal deficits last night, but couldn't erase a third before falling 6-4.  Freddie Hamilton, Joey  Hishon, Tomas Vincour, and Andrew Agozzino scored for the Monsters in the loss.  Chris Bigras registered his first multi-point game as a professional, picking up two assists.  Calvin Pickard started in net for the 11th straight game, putting him one game away from tying Gerald Coleman's Monsters record from the '11-12 season.

WHO TO WATCH: MONSTERS Vincour has a goal in four straight games, and has six points over his last four games.  Overall, Vincour has nine goals this season.

WHO TO WATCH: BULLDOGS Charles Hudon is second on Hamilton with 56 points, has three goals in his last six games, and leads Hamilton with six points in four games against the Monsters this season.

TUNE IN Catch all of tonight's action, live from The Q, beginning at 7:30 p.m. and airing live on ESPN 850 WKNR.  Tonight's game will also be televised on MY 43 WUAB.  Doug Plagens will be on the play-by-play, with Jock Callander providing color analysis and Kenny Roda reporting from rinkside.