A power play goal by Aaron Palushaj late in the second period gave the Hamilton Bulldogs a 1-0 win over Lake Erie Saturday night at Copps Coliseum.  Nathan Lawson stopped 24 shots in recording his first shutout of the season.  The victory ended a four game Hamilton losing streak.

The goal for Palushaj was his first of the season.  Canadiens 2009 first round draft pick Louis Leblanc was held off the scoresheet for the third straight game.  He registered two shots on goal and picked up two minor penalties.

The Bulldogs will continue their six-game homestand against the Chicago Wolves on Tuesday at 10:00 A.M.

Lake Erie 0 0 0 – 0
Hamilton 0 1 0 – 1

1st Period-

No Scoring.

Penalties-Newton Le (hooking), 7:32; Leblanc Ham (holding), 15:57.

2nd Period-

1, Hamilton, Palushaj 1 (Willsie, Fortier), 19:00 (PP).

Penalties-Conboy Ham (boarding), 0:09; Malone Le (slashing), 6:24; Gaunce Le (holding), 10:47; Stoa Le (roughing), 13:54; Henry Ham (roughing), 13:54; Brennan Le (tripping), 18:52.

3rd Period-

No Scoring.

Penalties-Gaunce Le (delay of game), 5:41; Mitera Ham (holding), 7:38; Leblanc Ham (goaltender interference), 12:54.

Shots on Goal-Lake Erie 6-9-9-24. Hamilton 14-8-8-30.

Power Play Opportunities-Lake Erie 0 / 4; Hamilton 1 / 5.

Goalies-Lake Erie, Desjardins 1-2-0 (30 shots-29 saves). Hamilton, Lawson 5-3-0 (24 shots-24
saves).

A-3,573

Referees-Francis Charron (46), Dave Lewis (16).

Linesmen-Paul Reid (62), Jason Finley (6).

Hamilton Bulldogs 2011-12 Individual Stats

# Player GP G A PTS +/- PIM PP SHG SOG SH%
28 Aaron Palushaj 6 1 7 8 -2 0 1 0 16 6.3
24 Brian Willsie 11 1 7 8 -4 20 1 0 40 2.5
55 Garrett Stafford (total) 12 3 4 7 -6 8 3 0 15 20.0
POR 6 1 3 4 -3 6 1 0 8 12.5
HAM 6 2 1 3 -3 2 2 0 7 28.6
19 Brock Trotter 5 2 5 7 -3 4 1 0 10 20.0
10 Phil DeSimone 11 3 2 5 -5 4 2 0 19 15.8
32 Frederic St. Denis 11 2 3 5 -2 0 1 0 16 12.5
16 Olivier Fortier 6 3 1 4 -2 0 1 1 12 25.0
22 Andreas Engqvist 4 2 2 4 1 0 1 0 8 25.0
20 Louis Leblanc 6 1 3 4 -1 4 0 0 18 5.6
18 Dany Masse 11 2 1 3 0 6 1 0 12 16.7
14 Mike Blunden (X) 5 0 3 3 1 2 0 0 9 0.0
7 Joe Callahan 10 0 3 3 -4 4 0 0 8 0.0
17 Mark Mitera 11 0 2 2 -7 4 0 0 13 0.0
23 Joonas Nattinen 7 1 0 1 -5 2 1 0 7 14.3
21 Ian Schultz 8 1 0 1 -1 9 0 0 5 20.0
15 Philippe Lefebvre 9 1 0 1 -2 2 0 0 10 10.0
12 Andrew Conboy 10 1 0 1 -2 12 0 0 13 7.7
40 Gabriel Dumont 10 1 0 1 -4 15 0 0 20 5.0
13 Zack FitzGerald 11 1 0 1 -7 53 0 0 5 20.0
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
11 Alain Berger 10 0 1 1 -4 4 0 0 11 0.0
67 Alexander Avtsin 11 0 1 1 -2 6 0 0 17 0.0
44 Olivier Malka (X) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0
29 Robert Mayer 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
6 Joe Stejskal 5 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 3 0.0
52 Nathan Lawson 9 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0.0
5 Alex Henry 11 0 0 0 2 8 0 0 7 0.0
BENCH 11 1 0 1
TOTALS 11 26 43 68 -56 165 12 1 289 0.087

 

# Goalies GP Mins W L SL SO GA GAA SVS SV%
52 Nathan Lawson 9 506:13 5 3 0 2 19 2.25 248 0.929
29 Robert Mayer 4 163:11 0 3 0 0 11 4.04 74 0.871
TOTALS 11 671:27 5 6 0 2 31 2.77 322 0.912