Monsters Head To Hamilton For Season Finale
MATCHUP In the final game of the season for each team, the Lake Erie Monsters (34-29-8-4) visit the Hamilton Bulldogs (34-29-12-0) tonight at 7:00 p.m. The Monsters knocked off the Bulldogs a night ago at The Q by a 6-3 score, as the Monsters tied their highest goal output of the season and eliminated the Bulldogs from playoff contention. The Monsters are 3-1-1-0 on the season against Hamilton. The matchup will be the final one ever for the Monsters in Hamilton, as the Bulldogs are relocating after the season.
LAST TIME OUT Hamilton took a 2-0 lead just shy of the midway point of the hockey game, but the Monsters stormed back with five straight goals en route to winning by a 6-3 score before a season-high crowd of 15,288 at The Q. Andrew Agozzino and Ben Street each posted three-point nights, as five different goal scorers provided the offense for the Monsters. Tomas Vincour's power play goal in the third period was the eventual game-winner, giving Vincour a five-game goal scoring streak.
WHO TO WATCH: MONSTERS Agozzino has posted one of the all-time banner seasons for a Monsters player. He leads the team in goals with 30, which is a Monsters single-season record, and in points with 62. Agozzino has been the hottest player in the AHL since the calendar flipped to 2015; he has 23 goals and 23 assists for 46 points in his last 44 games.
WHO TO WATCH: BULLDOGS Rookie forward Charles Hudon is second on the Bulldogs in points with 57. He scored a goal last night, and has four goals and seven points in five games against the Monsters to lead Hamilton.
TUNE IN Catch all of Saturday's action, live from Hamilton, beginning at 7:00 p.m. and airing live on AM 1420 'The Answer' with Doug Plagens on the play-by-play.