The Hamilton Bulldogs were edged 3-2 by the Albany River Rats in Albany Saturday night.  Darcy Zajac scored the game-winning goal in the 15th minute of the third period while Jeff Frazee made 21 saves for the win.

Olivier Fortier and Garrett Stafford scored the Bulldogs goals.

Canadiens first round draft pick Louis Leblanc was held off the scoresheet in his second professional game.  He had two shots on goal.   Aaron Palushaj, sent down to the Bulldogs earlier Saturday, also failed to record a point.

Robert Mayer made his first start of the season in the Hamilton nets and his first after backing up 45 straight going back to last season, stopping 23 of 26 shots.

The Bulldogs will host Abbotsford Sunday at 3.00pm.

Hamilton 0 0 2 – 2
Albany      1 1 1 – 3

1st Period-

1, Albany, Whitney 3 (Perkovich, Corrente), 13:20.

Penalties-Henry Ham (holding), 7:21; Corrente Alb (interference), 10:52.

2nd Period-

2, Albany, Sislo 3 (Veilleux, Anderson), 14:24.

Penalties-Zajac Alb (holding), 2:39; Dumont Ham (roughing),  9:52; Veilleux Alb (cross-checking), 9:52; Whitney Alb (elbowing), 10:51.

3rd Period-

3, Hamilton, Fortier 1 (Mitera, Willsie), 8:18.

4,  Albany, Zajac 2 (Zharkov), 14:09.

5, Hamilton, Stafford 2 (Masse), 17:32 (PP).

Penalties-FitzGerald Ham (boarding), 14:09; Harrold Alb (tripping),  16:19.

Shots on Goal-Hamilton 7-7-9-23. Albany 8-11-7-26.
Power Play Opportunities-Hamilton 1 / 4; Albany 0 / 2.
Goalies-Hamilton, Mayer 0-1-0 (26  shots-23 saves). Albany, Frazee 2-4-0 (23 shots-21  saves).
A-2,433
Referees-Chris Cozzan (18).
Linesmen-Jim Harper (59),  Marty Demers (79).

 

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
55 Garrett Stafford (total) 8 2 4 6 -3 8 2 0 11 18.2
POR 6 1 3 4 -3 6 1 0 8 12.5
HAM 2 1 1 2 0 2 1 0 3 33.3
24 Brian Willsie 7 0 4 4 -6 18 0 0 23 0.0
10 Phil DeSimone 7 3 0 3 -5 2 2 0 15 20.0
18 Dany Masse 7 2 1 3 3 2 1 0 8 25.0
32 Frederic St. Denis 7 2 1 3 0 0 1 0 13 15.4
22 Andreas Engqvist 2 1 2 3 2 0 1 0 5 20.0
20 Louis Leblanc 2 1 2 3 2 0 0 0 7 14.3
14 Mike Blunden (X) 5 0 3 3 1 2 0 0 9 0.0
28 Aaron Palushaj 2 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 3 0.0
7 Joe Callahan 6 0 2 2 -3 2 0 0 5 0.0
17 Mark Mitera 7 0 2 2 -5 2 0 0 7 0.0
16 Olivier Fortier 2 1 0 1 -1 0 0 0 2 50.0
23 Joonas Nattinen 5 1 0 1 -5 0 1 0 6 16.7
12 Andrew Conboy 7 1 0 1 1 8 0 0 8 12.5
40 Gabriel Dumont 7 1 0 1 -3 8 0 0 15 6.7
13 Zack FitzGerald 7 1 0 1 -4 33 0 0 2 50.0
21 Ian Schultz 7 1 0 1 0 9 0 0 4 25.0
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
67 Alexander Avtsin 7 0 1 1 -1 2 0 0 11 0.0
11 Alain Berger 7 0 1 1 -4 4 0 0 7 0.0
44 Olivier Malka (X) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0
29 Robert Mayer 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
6 Joe Stejskal 4 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 0.0
15 Philippe Lefebvre 5 0 0 0 -1 2 0 0 6 0.0
52 Nathan Lawson 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
5 Alex Henry 7 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 3 0.0
BENCH 7 1 0 1
TOTALS 7 19 28 46 -30 104 8 0 177 0.102

 

# Goalies GP Mins W L SL SO GA GAA SVS SV%
52 Nathan Lawson 6 367:03 4 2 0 1 15 2.45 194 0.928
29 Robert Mayer 2 59:16 0 1 0 0 3 3.04 23 0.885
TOTALS 7 426:23 4 3 0 1 18 2.53 217 0.923