BULLDOGS BEAT ST. JOHN’S 2-1 WEDNESDAY-Split Two Games

Nov 21st, 2012 | By | Category: Hamilton Bulldogs, Hockey-General News

The law of averages will eventually come back to help out the Hamilton Bulldogs again this wasn’t the night.    For the 13th consecutive game the Bulldogs gave up the first goal of a game but this time they managed to recover to beat St. John’s 2-1.  It was only the fourth comeback over the thirteen game stretch.

Carl Klingberg gave the St. John’s Bulldogs a 1-0 lead with ten seconds remaining in the first period.

After registering only two shots in the first period Hamilton did come back in the game with team scoring leader Brendan Gallagher setting up Michael Blunden in the 13th minute of the second period and Steve Quailer scored in the final minute to give the Bulldogs a lead in a hockey game for the first time in three games.  (Box Score & Hamilton Season Stats Below)

Star of the game was goaltender Cedrick Desjardins.  Making his second start of the season Desjardins stopped 29 of  30 shots including all thirteen in the third period.  Michael Blunden continues to be the steadiest Hamilton forward.   Brendan Gallagher is the best offensive force with an assist and four shots on goal.  Gallagher leads all AHL rookies in shots on goal.  Aaron Palushaj has been more effective the last three games.   On defence Brendan Nash had good night.

Notes-

……Louis Leblanc was in the Hamilton lineup for the first time since suffering a high ankle sprain October 20th against Toronto.  Leblanc missed 11 games.

……The Bulldogs signed veteran defenceman Mike Commodore to a 25-game professional tryout contract earlier in the day.  Commodore is an unrestricted free agent after playing with Detroit and then Tampa Bay last season.

…….In 15 games, Brendan Gallagher has recorded a team leading  54 shots on goal, ten more than Aaron Palushaj who is second on the Hamilton roster.  In the AHL only Charlotte’s Drayson Bowman (57), Adirondak’s Brayden Schenn (56) and  Rochester’s T.J. Brennan (55) have been busier around the net than Gallagher.

……Scratches – Injured – D-Greg Pateryn (fractured elbow); C-Blake Geoffrion (skull fracture);  Healthy – G-Peter Delmas; D=Joe Stejskal; LW-Alexander Avtsin, LW-Alain Berger.

……The Bulldogs return home to play the Lake Erie Monsters at 4.00 Saturday afternoon and then head out on a four game road trip starting with two games in Abbotsford B.C. November 30th and December 1st.

 

Hamilton Bulldogs 2 at St. John’s IceCaps 1 -
Wednesday, November 21, 2012 – Mile One Centre

Hamilton 0 2 0 – 2
St. John’s 1 0 0 – 1

1st Period-

1, St. John’s, Klingberg 3 (Maxwell, Postma), 19:50.

Penalties-Ellis Ham (high-sticking), 16:01.

2nd Period-

2, Hamilton, Blunden 3 (Gallagher), 12:39.

3, Hamilton, Quailer 2 (Ellis, Beaulieu), 19:36.

Penalties-Palushaj Ham (closing hand on puck), 1:53; Stortini Ham (roughing), 6:14; Sawada Stj (roughing), 6:14; Sawada Stj (roughing), 8:22; Nash Ham (slashing), 16:05.

3rd Period-

No Scoring.

Penalties-Telegin Stj (boarding), 2:44; Palushaj Ham (holding), 8:47; Corbin Ham (roughing), 14:29.

Shots on Goal-Hamilton 2-15-8-25. St. John’s 8-9-13-30.
Power Play Opportunities-Hamilton 0 / 2; St. John’s 0 / 5.
Goalies-Hamilton, Desjardins 2-0-0 (30 shots-29 saves). St. John’s, Dekanich 5-3-0 (25 shots-23 saves).
A-6,287
Referees-Graham Skilliter (48).
Linesmen-Sheldon Keough (63), Jim Vail (5).

Hamilton Bulldogs 2012-13 Individual Stats

# Player GP G A PTS +/- PIM PP SHG SOG SH%
17 Brendan Gallagher 15 6 4 10 -2 31 3 0 54 11.1
28 Aaron Palushaj 15 5 3 8 -6 18 2 1 44 11.4
57 Blake Geoffrion 10 4 2 6 -2 9 0 0 29 13.8
14 Mike Blunden 15 3 3 6 0 26 1 0 27 11.1
40 Gabriel Dumont 15 2 4 6 0 22 0 0 30 6.7
18 Michael Bournival 15 1 5 6 -2 12 0 0 30 3.3
47 Darryl Boyce 15 1 5 6 -1 23 0 0 19 5.3
13 Steve Quailer 15 2 3 5 2 13 0 0 24 8.3
37 Patrick Holland 15 1 4 5 -7 2 0 0 24 4.2
32 Frederic St-Denis 15 1 4 5 1 4 0 0 16 6.3
23 Joonas Nattinen 12 2 2 4 3 2 0 0 11 18.2
4 Brendon Nash 11 0 4 4 4 19 0 0 9 0.0
44 Morgan Ellis 12 1 2 3 -7 25 0 0 17 5.9
20 Louis Leblanc 4 2 0 2 0 9 0 0 13 15.4
67 Alexander Avtsin 3 1 1 2 1 0 0 0 5 20.0
6 Joe Stejskal 3 0 2 2 -1 0 0 0 1 0.0
8 Nathan Beaulieu 14 0 2 2 -3 19 0 0 30 0.0
5 Jarred Tinordi 15 0 2 2 -8 15 0 0 17 0.0
2 Greg Pateryn 7 0 1 1 -3 0 0 0 10 0.0
15 Kyle Hagel 8 0 1 1 -3 27 0 0 4 0.0
3 Antoine Corbin 13 0 1 1 -4 8 0 0 21 0.0
12 Zack Stortini 15 0 1 1 -6 52 0 0 5 0.0
31 Scott Darling (X) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
30 Cedrick Desjardins 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0.0
39 Peter Delmas 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
11 Alain Berger 8 0 0 0 -6 4 0 0 9 0.0
29 Robert Mayer 11 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0.0
BENCH 15 1 0 1
TOTALS 15 33 56 88 -50 346 6 1 450 0.071

 

# Goalies GP Mins W L SOL SO GA GAA SVS SV%
31 Scott Darling (X) 1 24:32 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 8 1.000
30 Cedrick Desjardins 2 119:56 2 0 0 0 4 2.00 52 0.929
29 Robert Mayer 11 591:55 4 6 1 0 32 3.24 254 0.888
39 Peter Delmas 3 171:44 0 2 0 0 10 3.49 64 0.865
TOTALS 15 914:05 6 8 1 0 47 3.09 378 0.889

 

 

 

 

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