Aaron Palushaj and Gabriel Dumont each scored a goal and assist and backup goaltender Robert Mayer stopped 45 of 46 shots to help the Hamilton Bulldogs to a 4-1 win over the Syracuse Crunch Saturday night.

It was the Bulldogs third win in their last four games following a six game losing streak.

Palushaj has two goals and an assist in the three games since he was returned to Hamilton from a fifteen game stint in Montreal.  Also scoring for Hamilton were Philip DeSimone and Dany Masse.  Defenseman Frederic St. Denis scored his second assist in the two games he played since he was returned by the Canadiens early Friday.

The Bulldogs return home to play Rochester Sunday afternoon at 3.00, their third game in less than 72 hours.

 

Saturday, December 10, 2011 –
Hamilton 2 1 1 – 4
Syracuse 0 0 1 – 1

1st Period-

1, Hamilton, DeSimone 6 (Dumont), 6:14.

2, Hamilton, Masse 5 (Palushaj, Willsie), 11:14.

Penalties-Palushaj Ham (roughing), 18:54.

2nd Period-

3, Hamilton, Palushaj 3   1:01.

Penalties-Callahan Ham (tripping), 2:46; Henry Ham (roughing), 10:14; Kennedy Syr (roughing), 10:14; Schaus Syr (high-sticking),  11:22; Stafford Ham (tripping), 15:21; Henry Ham (fighting), 17:55; Bodie Syr (fighting), 17:55.

3rd Period-

4, Hamilton, Dumont 2 (St-Denis, Callahan), 12:47 (PP).

5, Syracuse, Sexton 5 (Bonino, Maroon), 17:57.

Penalties-Engqvist Ham (slashing), 4:08; Carle Syr (tripping), 7:12; Deschamps Syr (holding the stick), 11:10.
Shots on Goal-Hamilton 9-12-8-29. Syracuse  9-19-18-46.
Power Play Opportunities-Hamilton 1 / 3; Syracuse 0 / 4.
Goalies-Hamilton, Mayer 2-6-0 (46 shots-45 saves). Syracuse,  Drouin-Deslauriers 4-5-0 (29 shots-25 saves).
A-5,429
Referees-Chris Cozzan (18).
Linesmen-John Murphy (71), Brian Lemon (25).

Hamilton Bulldogs 2011-12 Individual Stats

# Player GP G A PTS +/- PIM PP SHG SOG SH%
24 Brian Willsie 23 3 11 14 -4 40 1 1 86 3.5
10 Phil DeSimone 24 6 7 13 -9 22 2 0 34 17.6
28 Aaron Palushaj 10 3 8 11 -1 14 1 0 31 9.7
20 Louis Leblanc (X) 14 4 6 10 -7 4 2 0 48 8.3
32 Frederic St-Denis 16 3 7 10 -3 2 2 0 23 13.0
7 Joe Callahan 23 1 8 9 -5 18 0 0 26 3.8
18 Dany Masse 24 5 3 8 -5 14 3 0 32 15.6
55 Garrett Stafford (total) 20 3 4 7 -6 10 3 0 23 13.0
POR 6 1 3 4 -3 6 1 0 8 12.5
HAM 14 2 1 3 -3 4 2 0 15 13.3
19 Brock Trotter 5 2 5 7 -3 4 1 0 10 20.0
14 Mike Blunden 16 2 5 7 -3 12 0 0 41 4.9
67 Alexander Avtsin 24 2 5 7 -10 12 0 0 46 4.3
22 Andreas Engqvist 10 4 2 6 2 10 2 0 16 25.0
23 Joonas Nattinen 19 2 3 5 -6 10 1 0 26 7.7
16 Olivier Fortier 12 3 1 4 -6 0 1 1 23 13.0
40 Gabriel Dumont 15 2 2 4 -7 19 1 0 33 6.1
17 Mark Mitera 24 1 2 3 -13 22 0 0 26 3.8
15 Philippe Lefebvre 22 1 1 2 -6 4 0 0 30 3.3
53 T.J. Fast (total) 11 0 2 2 -5 8 0 0 4 0.0
CT 1 0 0 0 -1 2 0 0 1 0.0
HAM 10 0 2 2 -4 6 0 0 3 0.0
12 Andrew Conboy 10 1 0 1 -2 12 0 0 13 7.7
21 Ian Schultz 13 1 0 1 1 16 0 0 14 7.1
13 Zack FitzGerald 23 1 0 1 -10 107 0 0 14 7.1
5 Alex Henry 24 1 0 1 -1 23 0 0 16 6.3
44 Olivier Malka (X) 8 0 1 1 -5 2 0 0 11 0.0
11 Alain Berger 17 0 1 1 -8 8 0 0 19 0.0
6 Joe Stejskal 18 0 1 1 -8 8 0 0 14 0.0
29 Robert Mayer 10 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0.0
51 Mitch Wahl (total) 13 0 0 0 -5 4 0 0 13 0.0
ABB 5 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 8 0.0
HAM 8 0 0 0 -3 4 0 0 5 0.0
52 Nathan Lawson 17 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0.0
BENCH 24 1 2 1
TOTALS 24 51 82 132 -129 405 19 2 656 0.076

 

# Goalies GP Mins W L SL SO GA GAA SVS SV%
52 Nathan Lawson 17 972:53 7 8 1 3 43 2.65 483 0.918
29 Robert Mayer 10 480:45 2 6 0 0 29 3.62 245 0.894
TOTALS 24 1460:38 9 14 1 3 75 3.08 728 0.907