The Lake Erie Monsters beat the Hamilton Bulldogs 5-1 Friday night in Cleveland.   For the Bulldogs, who have seven regulars out with injuries and three players up with the Canadiens, it was their fourth loss in a row and tenth in the last twelve games.

Hamilton goaltender Robert Mayer faced 47 shots in the game.    Louis Leblanc scored the only Bulldogs goal on a first period power play.

Cleveland scored three power play goals of their own in the game, two of them when they had a two-man advantage.  They were shorthanded six times in a second period in which the Bulldogs were outshot 17-2.

The Bulldogs complete a three game road trip in Rochester Saturday.

Note –

…..On the Bulldogs injury list are leftwingers Andrew Conboy and Hunter Bishop, centres Olivier Fortier and Gabriel Dumont, right wing Ian Schultz along with defensemen Brendon Nash and Garrett Stafford.  Because of the Canadiens injury problems Aaron Palushaj, Frederic St. Denis and Andreas Engqvist are up with the parent club.

….. In Columbus Friday night the Bulldogs two star goaltenders from last season faced each other as the Bluejackets beat Buffalo 5-1.  Curtis Sanford stopped 28 shots to get the win.   Drew MacIntyre, who became Hamilton’s number one goaltender after Sanford suffered a shoulder injury came into the game after starter Jhonas Engqvist gave up four goals.  Both were unrestricted free agents at the end of last season.

…. Sixteen of Hamilton’s 37 goals this season have come on their power play.

Hamilton 1 0 0 – 1
Lake Erie 2 2 1 – 5

1st Period-

1, Lake Erie,  Mercier 3 (Hunter, Jessiman), 1:40.

2, Hamilton, Leblanc 4 (DeSimone, Avtsin),  10:09 (PP).

3, Lake Erie, Malone 3 (Chouinard, Stoa), 19:59.

Penalties-Chouinard  Le (holding), 9:25; FitzGerald Ham (elbowing), 11:05; Mercier Le (tripping),  18:28; Avtsin Ham (interference), 19:31.

2nd Period-

4, Lake Erie, Brophey  6 (Barrie, van der Gulik), 9:50 (PP).

5, Lake Erie, Gaunce 2 (Newton, Malone),  17:13 (PP).

Penalties-Hunter Le (interference), 6:20; Berger Ham (slashing),  6:43; Stejskal Ham (cross-checking), 8:54; Blunden Ham (boarding), 9:35;  FitzGerald Ham (fighting), 12:46; Henry Ham (unsportsmanlike conduct), 12:46;  Bordeleau Le (fighting), 12:46; Carman Le (unsportsmanlike conduct), 12:46;  Wilson Le (roughing, game misconduct – third man in), 12:46; Avtsin Ham  (tripping), 15:52; Stejskal Ham (slashing), 17:04.

3rd Period-

6, Lake Erie, Jessiman 6 (Malone), 13:31.

Penalties-Masse Ham (holding), 3:52; Jessiman Le (slashing), 7:12; FitzGerald Ham (fighting), 15:18; Brophey Le (fighting), 15:18; Liffiton Le (hooking), 15:44; Malone Le (interference), 17:51; Chouinard  Le (boarding), 18:13; Blunden Ham (slashing), 18:33.

Shots on Goal-Hamilton 9-2-11-22. Lake Erie 11-17-19-47.
Power Play Opportunities-Hamilton 1 / 8; Lake Erie 2 / 8.
Goalies-Hamilton, Mayer 1-5-0  (47 shots-42 saves). Lake Erie, Desjardins 5-2-1 (22 shots-21 saves).
A-8,339
Referees-Keith Kaval (40).
Linesmen-David Kumler (10), Brian Wisner (35).

 

Hamilton Bulldogs 2011-12 Individual Stats

# Player GP G A PTS +/- PIM PP SHG SOG SH%
24 Brian Willsie 18 3 9 12 -7 22 1 1 70 4.3
10 Phil DeSimone 18 5 4 9 -10 10 2 0 27 18.5
20 Louis Leblanc 13 4 5 9 -6 4 2 0 45 8.9
32 Frederic St. Denis (X) 14 3 5 8 -3 0 2 0 19 15.8
28 Aaron Palushaj (X) 7 1 7 8 -3 10 1 0 20 5.0
55 Garrett Stafford (total) 15 3 4 7 -8 8 3 0 19 15.8
POR 6 1 3 4 -3 6 1 0 8 12.5
HAM 9 2 1 3 -5 2 2 0 11 18.2
19 Brock Trotter 5 2 5 7 -3 4 1 0 10 20.0
67 Alexander Avtsin 18 2 5 7 -8 12 0 0 37 5.4
7 Joe Callahan 17 0 6 6 -4 12 0 0 18 0.0
22 Andreas Engqvist (X) 7 3 2 5 2 6 1 0 11 27.3
18 Dany Masse 18 3 2 5 -5 10 2 0 23 13.0
14 Mike Blunden 10 1 4 5 -2 10 0 0 23 4.3
16 Olivier Fortier 11 3 1 4 -5 0 1 1 21 14.3
23 Joonas Nattinen 14 1 1 2 -6 6 1 0 16 6.3
15 Philippe Lefebvre 16 1 1 2 -3 4 0 0 20 5.0
17 Mark Mitera 18 0 2 2 -9 20 0 0 19 0.0
21 Ian Schultz 8 1 0 1 -1 9 0 0 5 20.0
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 18 1 0 1 -8 84 0 0 8 12.5
44 Olivier Malka 5 0 1 1 -4 0 0 0 9 0.0
53 T.J. Fast (total) 7 0 1 1 -5 4 0 0 3 0.0
CT 1 0 0 0 -1 2 0 0 1 0.0
HAM 6 0 1 1 -4 2 0 0 2 0.0
6 Joe Stejskal 12 0 1 1 -6 6 0 0 8 0.0
11 Alain Berger 17 0 1 1 -8 8 0 0 19 0.0
29 Robert Mayer 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
51 Mitch Wahl (total) 8 0 0 0 -3 0 0 0 12 0.0
ABB 5 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 8 0.0
HAM 3 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 4 0.0
52 Nathan Lawson 13 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0.0
5 Alex Henry 18 0 0 0 -3 14 0 0 10 0.0
BENCH 18 1 0 1
TOTALS 18 39 64 102 -118 284 16 2 489 0.078

 

# Goalies GP Mins W L SL SO GA GAA SVS SV%
52 Nathan Lawson 13 730:05 5 6 1 2 35 2.88 365 0.913
29 Robert Mayer 8 361:47 1 5 0 0 23 3.81 171 0.881
TOTALS 18 1096:27 6 11 1 2 61 3.34 536 0.898