BULLDOGS BEAT TORONTO Friday-End Two Game Losing Streak

Jan 27th, 2012 | By | Category: Hockey-General News, St. John's IceCaps

The Hamilton Bulldogs ended a two game losing streak with a 4-1 over the Toronto Marlies before over 6,700 fans at Copps Coliseum.  Brian Willsie and Garrett Stafford led the Bulldogs with a goal and an assist each.  Also scoring were  Aaron Palushaj and Philip DeSimone.  The Bulldogs, with Nathan Lawson in goal, outshot Toronto 28-20.

Palushaj now has 18 points (10 goals, 8 assists) his last 14 games while  Andreas Engqvist, who was returned to Hamilton by the Canadiens Thursday, recorded an assist and now has 18 points (9 goals, 9 assists) in his last 14 games.   Stafford, meanwhile,  returned to the Hamilton lineup after serving a one game suspension and extended his scoring streak to nine games (1 goal 9 assists).

This game marks the sixth of twelve meetings between the two clubs this season. The Bulldogs are 4-2-0 against them so far.

The win pulled the Bulldogs (19-18-5) to withint a point of the second place Rochester Americans in the AHL’s North Division.  Hamilton holds a game in hand over the Americans.

The Bulldogs will return to Cleveland Saturday to play the Lake Erie Monsters  for the second time in five nights.  They lost to the Monsters 4-1 in Cleveland Tuesday night..

Note – Defenceman Frederic St. Denis has been selected to play in the AHL’s All-Star game January 31st in Atlantic City.  He will be the only Bulldogs representative in the game.

Friday, January 27, 2012 – Copps Coliseum

1st Period-

1, Hamilton, Stafford 5 (Willsie, Engqvist), 8:50 (PP).

Penalties-Zigomanis Tor (tripping), 6:59; Mikus Tor (interference), 12:18.

2nd Period-

2, Hamilton, Willsie 7 (St-Denis, Stafford), 9:55 (PP).

Penalties-Mueller Tor (holding), 8:24; Neuber Tor (goaltender interference), 11:01; Henry Ham (roughing, roughing, misconduct – continuing altercation), 11:01; Nattinen Ham (slashing), 17:03; Frattin Tor (tripping), 18:34; Zigomanis Tor (high-sticking), 19:34.

3rd Period-

3, Hamilton, Palushaj 13 (Nattinen, DeSimone), 12:06.

4, Toronto, Frattin 6 (Wilson, Acton), 13:58.

5, Hamilton, DeSimone 8 (Schultz), 16:43.

Penalties-D’Amigo Tor (roughing), 14:32; Zigomanis Tor (roughing), 15:37; Willsie Ham (roughing), 15:37; Acton Tor (high-sticking), 18:09; Masse Ham (hooking), 19:53.

Shots on Goal-Toronto 5-9-6-20. Hamilton 13-9-6-28.

Power Play Opportunities-Toronto 0 / 3; Hamilton 2 / 7.

Goalies-Toronto, Owuya 5-3-1 (28 shots-24 saves). Hamilton, Lawson 10-10-3 (20 shots-19 saves).

A-6,759

Referees-Jamie Koharski (84). Linesmen-Matt Traub (88), Jordan Browne (67).

Hamilton Bulldogs 2011-12 Individual Stats

# Player GP G A PTS +/- PIM PP SHG SOG SH%
28 Aaron Palushaj 28 13 15 28 4 31 5 0 89 14.6
22 Andreas Engqvist 28 13 11 24 8 18 5 0 64 20.3
24 Brian Willsie 39 7 17 24 -7 54 4 1 156 4.5
55 Garrett Stafford (total) 37 5 18 23 -4 14 5 0 46 10.9
POR 6 1 3 4 -3 6 1 0 8 12.5
HAM 31 4 15 19 -1 8 4 0 38 10.5
10 Phil DeSimone 42 8 13 21 -14 26 2 0 67 11.9
32 Frederic St-Denis 33 3 15 18 1 12 2 0 63 4.8
20 Louis Leblanc 24 9 7 16 -9 14 2 0 89 10.1
18 Dany Masse 42 8 6 14 -5 24 3 0 61 13.1
67 Alexander Avtsin 40 6 7 13 -12 22 1 0 71 8.5
7 Joe Callahan 40 1 11 12 -4 36 0 0 44 2.3
16 Olivier Fortier 23 6 5 11 -1 4 2 1 44 13.6
40 Gabriel Dumont 33 7 3 10 -8 34 3 0 79 8.9
21 Ian Schultz 29 2 8 10 3 44 0 0 39 5.1
14 Mike Blunden (X) 17 3 5 8 -2 12 0 0 49 6.1
23 Joonas Nattinen 30 2 6 8 -2 14 1 0 36 5.6
19 Brock Trotter 5 2 5 7 -3 4 1 0 10 20.0
17 Mark Mitera 42 1 6 7 -16 30 0 0 42 2.4
51 Mitch Wahl (total) (X) 27 2 3 5 -1 6 0 0 27 7.4
ABB 5 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 8 0.0
HAM 22 2 3 5 1 6 0 0 19 10.5
15 Philippe Lefebvre 38 2 3 5 -9 6 0 0 43 4.7
13 Zack FitzGerald 40 2 3 5 -11 146 0 0 20 10.0
5 Alex Henry 42 1 2 3 5 54 0 0 30 3.3
53 T.J. Fast (total) 16 0 2 2 -7 8 0 0 4 0.0
CT 1 0 0 0 -1 2 0 0 1 0.0
HAM 15 0 2 2 -6 6 0 0 3 0.0
12 Andrew Conboy 10 1 0 1 -2 12 0 0 13 7.7
44 Olivier Malka (X) 8 0 1 1 -5 2 0 0 11 0.0
11 Alain Berger 19 0 1 1 -9 15 0 0 20 0.0
29 Robert Mayer 20 0 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 0.0
6 Joe Stejskal 30 0 1 1 -8 14 0 0 19 0.0
39 Peter Delmas (X) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
52 Nathan Lawson 26 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0.0
BENCH 42 1 6 1
TOTALS 42 104 172 275 -112 660 35 2 1220 0.084

 

# Goalies GP Mins W L SOL SO GA GAA SVS SV%
39 Peter Delmas (X) 1 60:00 1 0 0 0 1 1.00 26 0.963
52 Nathan Lawson 26 1454:41 11 10 3 3 65 2.68 678 0.913
29 Robert Mayer 20 1030:39 7 9 1 0 51 2.97 489 0.906
TOTALS 42 2556:46 19 19 4 3 121 2.84 1193 0.908
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