The Syracuse Crunch played the Adirondack Phantoms last Friday, beating them 4-1. Tonight, they face the Hamilton Bulldogs in Ontario. This will be the first time that the the Lightning's affiliate faces the Bulldogs - who are a Western Conference team - since General Manager Julien BriseBois took over the reins of the Lightning's AHL club. BriseBois is a former employee of the Montreal Canadiens, who are the parent team of Hamilton.
Team leaders going into tonight's action: Cory Conacher is tied for third place in AHL scoring with 12 points (6G, 6A). Tyler Johnson is still tied for third - along with Conacher - in goal scoring with six goals as well. Mark Barberio is still tied for seventh in league scoring among defensemen with six points (2G, 5A). Goalie Dustin Tokarski is 12th in the league in GAA, with 2.13. He also has a save percentage of 0.913.
Team: Syracuse Crunch (5-1-1-1), AHL affiliate for the Tampa Bay Lightning
Opponent: Hamilton Bulldogs (4-2-1-1), AHL affiliate for the Montreal Canadiens
Where: Copps Coliseum, Hamilton, Ontario
When: 7:30 pm Eastern Time
Online: AHL Live
Radio: The Score 1260 AM