BULLDOGS SHUT OUT ABBOTSFORD SATURDAY

Dec 2nd, 2012 | By | Category: Hamilton Bulldogs, Hockey-General News

The Hamilton Bulldogs rebounded from a dreadful 5-1 loss in AbbotsfordFriday night to shut out the Heat 3-0 Saturday.   Cedrick Desjardins stopped all 24 shots Hamilton’s  first shutout win of the season.  Patrick Holland, Steve Quailer and Louis Leblanc scored for the Bulldogs, who outshot the Calgary Flames affiliate 27-24.

Two things were markedly different from the game 24 hours earlier.  First, the Bulldogs played a simplified road game with a solid forecheck and in their own zone they were very good at chipping the puck out and forcing play to the outside.  Secondly, they stayed out of the penalty box.  They were shorthanded only three times.  In Friday’s game they took nine minor penalties and gave up four power play goals      (BoxScore and updated Hamilton Scoring Stats Below)

Outside of  Desjardins,  the Bulldogs best player was Brendan Gallagher.  Other notable performances from forwards Holland and Blunden plus defenceman Jarred Tinordi.  Frederic St. Denis turned in his usual steady game as well.

The Bulldogs return to the Eastern time zone to play at Syracuse next Friday.

Notes –

…….The games’ three stars were Cedrick Desjardins, Brendan Gallagher and Abbotsford’s Tyler Ruegsegger.

……Two of Abbotsford’s three regulation time losses this season have been against Hamilton.  This game also marked the first time in twelve games Abbotsford lost a home game in regulation (9-1-2).

……The last time the Bulldogs scored a game’s first goal  was  October 19th, the season’s second game; a 4-1 home ice win over the Toronto Marlies.  Patrick Holland scored the winning goal in that game as well.

…… Before he scored that opening goal of the game, Holland had gone 15 games without a goal dating back to the October 19th Toronto game.  He also was 9 games without a point.

……Healthy Scratches – D-Antoine Corbin; D-Joe Stejskal; LW-Alain Berger; G-Peter Delmas.    Injured – C-Blake Geoffrion (skull fracture); D-Greg Pateryn (elbow fracture); C-Michael Bournival (food poisoning); LW-Alexander Avtsin (personal).


Hamilton Bulldogs 3 at Abbotsford Heat 0 
Saturday, December 1, 2012 – Abbotsford Entertainment & Sports Centre

Hamilton    1 0 2 – 3
Abbotsford 0 0 0 – 0

1st Period-

1, Hamilton, Holland 2 (Gallagher, Dumont), 4:23.

Penalties-Reinhart Abb (hooking), 8:39; Byron Abb (roughing), 11:47; McCarthy Abb (holding), 16:20.

2nd Period-

No Scoring.

Penalties-Gallagher Ham (goaltender interference), 8:48; Commodore Ham (high-sticking), 10:41.

3rd Period-

2, Hamilton, Quailer 3 (Chaput, St-Denis), 1:37 (PP).

3, Hamilton, Leblanc 3 (Blunden, Boyce), 4:37.

Penalties-Brodie Abb (roughing), 1:22; St-Denis Ham (closing hand on puck), 5:20.

Shots on Goal-Hamilton 10-9-8-27. Abbotsford 6-8-10-24.
Power Play Opportunities-Hamilton 1 / 4; Abbotsford 0 / 3.
Goalies-Hamilton, Desjardins 2-1-0 (24 shots-24 saves). Abbotsford, Taylor 5-3-1 (27 shots-24 saves).
A-3,463
Referees-Mark Lemelin (41), Brett Montsion (80).
Linesmen-Ryan Gibbons (75), Bevan Mills (35).

Hamilton Bulldogs 2012-13 Individual Stats

# Player GP G A PTS +/- PIM PP SHG SOG SH%
17 Brendan Gallagher 18 6 5 11 -2 33 3 0 59 10.2
28 Aaron Palushaj 18 6 3 9 -8 18 2 1 51 11.8
40 Gabriel Dumont 18 3 6 9 2 24 0 1 37 8.1
14 Mike Blunden 18 3 4 7 1 26 1 0 32 9.4
47 Darryl Boyce 18 1 6 7 -3 25 0 0 22 4.5
57 Blake Geoffrion 10 4 2 6 -2 9 0 0 29 13.8
13 Steve Quailer 18 3 3 6 1 15 1 0 28 10.7
37 Patrick Holland 18 2 4 6 -7 2 0 0 28 7.1
18 Michael Bournival 17 1 5 6 -2 12 0 0 34 2.9
32 Frederic St-Denis 18 1 5 6 -1 6 0 0 23 4.3
23 Joonas Nattinen 13 2 2 4 3 2 0 0 11 18.2
4 Brendon Nash 13 0 4 4 2 19 0 0 10 0.0
20 Louis Leblanc 6 3 0 3 1 9 0 0 18 16.7
44 Morgan Ellis 15 1 2 3 -5 25 0 0 21 4.8
67 Alexander Avtsin 4 1 1 2 -1 0 0 0 7 14.3
6 Joe Stejskal 4 0 2 2 -1 2 0 0 2 0.0
8 Nathan Beaulieu 17 0 2 2 -3 19 0 0 35 0.0
5 Jarred Tinordi 18 0 2 2 -6 15 0 0 20 0.0
10 Stefan Chaput 2 0 1 1 0 4 0 0 2 0.0
2 Greg Pateryn 7 0 1 1 -3 0 0 0 10 0.0
15 Kyle Hagel 11 0 1 1 -4 36 0 0 14 0.0
3 Antoine Corbin 14 0 1 1 -7 10 0 0 24 0.0
12 Zack Stortini 18 0 1 1 -6 66 0 0 6 0.0
31 Scott Darling (X) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
22 Mike Commodore 2 0 0 0 0 10 0 0 2 0.0
39 Peter Delmas 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
30 Cedrick Desjardins 4 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0.0
11 Alain Berger 9 0 0 0 -6 4 0 0 10 0.0
29 Robert Mayer 13 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0.0
BENCH 18 1 0 1
TOTALS 18 38 63 100 -57 397 7 2 536 0.069

 

# 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 4 210:24 3 1 0 1 8 2.28 86 0.915
29 Robert Mayer 13 681:23 4 7 1 0 37 3.26 290 0.887
39 Peter Delmas 3 171:44 0 2 0 0 10 3.49 64 0.865
TOTALS 18 1094:05 7 10 1 1 56 3.07 448 0.889

 

Notes –

……The Heat, with the best record in the AHL, have been beaten by the Bulldogs twice this season.  It also marked the first time in twelve games Abbotsford lost a home game in regulation time (9-1-2).

……The last time the Bulldogs scored the first goal of a hockey game was the season’s second game October 19th, a 4-1 home ice win over the Toronto Marlies.  Patrick Holland scored the winning goal in that game.

…… Before he scored that opening goal of the game, Holland had gone 15 games without a goal dating back to the October 19th Toronto game.  He also was 9 games without a point.

……Healthy Scratches – D-Antoine Corbin; LW-Alain Berger; G-Peter Delmas.    Injured – C-Blake Geoffrion (skull fracture); D-Greg Pateryn (elbow fracture); C-Michael Bournival (food poisoning); LW-Alexander Avtsin (personal).

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