The Hamilton Bulldogs ended a two game losing streak with a 3-2 shootout win over the Americans in Rochester Friday.  Zack Fitzgerald and Philip DeSimone scored the Hamilton goals in regulation time.  Corey Tropp scored both Rochester goals.

DeSimone, who came to Canadiens training camp on a tryout basis, now leads Hamilton goalscorers with three.  For the third straight game, Brock Trotter, who leads the Bulldogs in points, was held off the scoresheet for the third straight game.
The Bulldogs won the shootout 4-3 with Brock Trotter, Dany Masse, Frederic St. Denis and Gabriel Dumont scoring the goals.  Rochester outshot the Bulldogs 31-23.

The Bulldogs will play Rochester again Thursday at Copps Coliseum, a game in which former Canadiens first round draft pick Louis Leblanc is expected to make his professional hockey debut.
1st Period-

No Scoring.

Penalties-MacKenzie Rch (interference), 6:03; MacKenzie Rch (unsportsmanlike conduct), 12:21; Tropp Rch (high-sticking), 16:05.

2nd Period-

1, Hamilton, FitzGerald 1 (Fast, Blunden), 15:32.
Penalties-Crawford Rch (roughing), 7:57; Blunden Ham (holding), 8:32.

3rd Period-

2, Rochester, Tropp 1 (Turnbull, McNabb), 10:49.

3, Hamilton, DeSimone 3 (Willsie, Blunden), 13:19 (PP).

4, Rochester, Tropp 2 (Whitmore, Kassian), 14:58 (PP).

Penalties-Morrisonn Rch (cross-checking), 13:02; Conboy Ham (holding),
14:48.

OT Period-

No Scoring.

Penalties-No Penalties

Shootout –
Hamilton 4 (Trotter G, Willsie NG, Avtsin NG, Blunden NG, Masse G, DeSimone NG,
St. Denis G, Dumont G), Rochester 3 (Whitmore NG, Kassian G, Tropp G, Stuart NG,
McNabb NG, Lagace NG, Voakes G, Szydlowski NG).
Shots on Goal-Hamilton  5-7-10-0-1-23. Rochester 12-11-8-0-0-31.
Power Play Opportunities-Hamilton 1 / 5; Rochester 1 / 2.
Goalies-Hamilton, Lawson 3-2-0 (31 shots-29 saves).
Rochester, MacIntyre 1-1-1 (22 shots-20 saves).
A-4,854
Referees-Geno Binda (22).
Linesmen-Jeff Walker (28), Justin Prusak (70).

Hamilton Bulldogs 2011-12 Individual Stats

# Player GP G A PTS +/- PIM PP SHG SOG SH%
19 Brock Trotter 5 2 5 7 -3 4 1 0 10 20.0
10 Phil DeSimone 5 3 0 3 -3 2 2 0 15 20.0
32 Frederic St. Denis 5 2 1 3 0 0 1 0 9 22.2
14 Mike Blunden 5 0 3 3 1 2 0 0 9 0.0
24 Brian Willsie 5 0 3 3 -3 18 0 0 18 0.0
18 Dany Masse 5 2 0 2 3 2 1 0 5 40.0
28 Aaron Palushaj (X) 1 0 2 2 1 0 0 0 3 0.0
23 Joonas Nattinen 4 1 0 1 -5 0 1 0 6 16.7
40 Gabriel Dumont 5 1 0 1 -3 6 0 0 8 12.5
13 Zack FitzGerald 5 1 0 1 -1 31 0 0 1 100.0
21 Ian Schultz 5 1 0 1 1 7 0 0 3 33.3
53 T.J. Fast (total) 2 0 1 1 -1 2 0 0 1 0.0
CT 1 0 0 0 -1 2 0 0 1 0.0
HAM 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
7 Joe Callahan 4 0 1 1 -4 2 0 0 5 0.0
67 Alexander Avtsin 5 0 1 1 0 2 0 0 8 0.0
11 Alain Berger 5 0 1 1 -1 4 0 0 3 0.0
17 Mark Mitera 5 0 1 1 -3 2 0 0 5 0.0
44 Olivier Malka (X) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0
29 Robert Mayer 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
6 Joe Stejskal 4 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 0.0
12 Andrew Conboy 5 0 0 0 0 8 0 0 4 0.0
5 Alex Henry 5 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0.0
52 Nathan Lawson 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
15 Philippe Lefebvre 5 0 0 0 -1 2 0 0 6 0.0
BENCH 5 1 0 1
TOTALS 5 14 19 32 -19 94 6 0 125 0.105

 

# Goalies GP Mins W L SL SO GA GAA SVS SV%
29 Robert Mayer 1 0:21 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0 0.000
52 Nathan Lawson 5 304:35 3 2 0 1 13 2.56 159 0.924
TOTALS 5 305:00 3 2 0 1 13 2.56 159 0.924