The wheels came off in a hurry Saturday afternoon in Toronto. The Marlies outshot Hamilton 10-3 and scored four unanswered goals in the first period and coasted home with a 6-1 victory. The backbreaker was two goals in 13 seconds that gave Toronto a 3-0 lead. Two of the four first period goals came on Toronto power plays.
Keith Aucoin led theMarlies with two goals and an assist. Other goals from NicolasDeschamps, Mike Kostka, Leo Komarov and Mark Fraser. AaronPalushaj scored for the Bulldogs who were outshot 25-17. (Box Score and Bulldogs Season Scoring Stats Below)
The best of what was clearly a poor effort on the part of the Bulldogs might have been Michael Blunden who shone especially in a penalty killing role. He had plenty of opportunity to work on that aspect of his game. The Bulldogs served 85 minutes in penalties, 31 of them handed Zack Stortini after he jumped a member of the Marlies from behind after a check from behind on Hamilton defenceman Frederic St. Denis. Brendan Gallagher and Gabriel Dumont had their moments as well but, like most of their teammates, those moments were well-spaced.
…….Gabriel Dumont, 5’10” and 186 pounds felled the Marlies 6’5” 213 lb defenseman Joe Colborne with one punch in a third period fight. Difference of 7 inches in height and 27 pounds. It’s the second time they have fought. They squared off the first time in March. (You can see the fight below)
…….After making his first start of the season Friday night Cedrick Desjardins was a healthy scratch. Scott Darling was Robert Mayer’s backup for the game.The Bulldogs continue to carry four goaltenders.
…….Injuries – D-Nathan Beaulieu (elbow); D-Greg Pateryn (fractured elbow); RW-Louis Leblanc (high ankle sprain); C-Blake Geoffrion (skull fracture). Healthy Scratch – FWD-Kyle Hagel; G-Cedrick Desjardins; G-Peter Delmas.
…….Toronto has won three of the five meetings so far in the twelve game season series. One of the Toronto wins came in overtime.
…….The Bulldogs three game road trip continues in St. John’s Newfoundland with back to back games against the Ice Caps Tuesday and Wednesday night.
Video Gabriel Dumont vs. Joe Colborne
Hamilton Bulldogs 1 at Toronto Marlies 6 –
Saturday, November 17, 2012 – Ricoh Coliseum
Hamilton 0 0 1 – 1
Toronto 4 1 1 – 6
1, Toronto, Komarov 6 (Gardiner, Kadri), 4:15 (PP).
2, Toronto, Fraser 1 (Hamilton, Scott), 12:50.
3, Toronto, Deschamps 3 13:03.
4, Toronto, Aucoin 2 (Kadri, Gardiner), 19:32 (PP).
Penalties-Stortini Ham (boarding), 2:56; Nash Ham (roughing), 18:50.
5, Toronto, Aucoin 3 (Kadri, Komarov), 14:51.
Penalties-Dumont Ham (kneeing), 6:31; Nash Ham (fighting), 6:31; Stortini Ham (roughing), 6:31; Acton Tor (fighting), 6:31; Ryan Tor (roughing), 6:31; Hamilton Tor (slashing), 6:58; Holzer Tor (roughing), 11:45; Stortini Ham (instigating, fighting, misconduct – instigating, game misconduct – aggressor), 18:01.
6, Hamilton, Palushaj 5 2:08 (SH).
7, Toronto, Kostka 3 (Kadri, Aucoin), 4:03 (PP).
Penalties-Gallagher Ham (roughing), 4:50; Mayer Ham (leaving the crease), 4:50; Ranger Tor (roughing), 4:50; Scrivens Tor (roughing, roughing), 4:50; Dumont Ham (fighting), 6:52; Colborne Tor (fighting), 6:52; Gallagher Ham (tripping), 7:14; Scott Tor (tripping), 10:01; Fraser Tor (boarding), 10:29; Boyce Ham (closing hand on puck), 13:02; Ranger Tor (hooking), 14:12; Palushaj Ham (misconduct – unsportsmanlike conduct), 14:19; Komarov Tor (bench minor – interference), 16:55; Gallagher Ham (goaltender interference, misconduct – unsportsmanlike conduct), 17:39; Ellis Ham (slashing, misconduct – unsportsmanlike conduct), 18:26; Deschamps Tor (goaltender interference), 18:26; Kadri Tor (slashing), 18:26.
Shots on Goal-Hamilton 3-5-9-17. Toronto 10-7-8-25.
Power Play Opportunities-Hamilton 0 / 8; Toronto 3 / 8.
Goalies-Hamilton, Mayer 4-4-1 (25 shots-19 saves). Toronto, Scrivens 3-4-0 (17 shots-16 saves).
Referees-Dave Lewis (46), Jamie Koharski (84).
Linesmen-Mike Hamilton (60), Kevin Ferguson (31).
Hamilton Bulldogs 2012-13 Individual Stats