The Hamilton Bulldogs completed a gruelling three games in three days weekend with a 2-1 win over the Rochester Americans at Copps Coliseum Sunday afternoon.  Over the seventy two hours, Hamilton won two of the three  and they have now won four of five games since a six game losing streak sent them to the AHL cellar.

Alexander Avtsin and Michael Blunden scored goals 1:16 apart in the second period  for Hamilton who trailed 1-0 at the end of the first period.  Travis Turnbull scored for Rochester.  Hamilton outshot Rochester 35-16.  Nathan Lawson was in goal for the Bulldogs.

Hamilton’s record is 10-13-2.  They are last in the AHL North Division and 13th in the fifteen team Western Conference.   Hamilton plays Lake Erie at home on Wednesday.

Sunday, December 11, 2011 – Copps Coliseum

Rochester 1 0 0 – 1
Hamilton 0 2 0 – 2

1st Period-

1, Rochester, Turnbull 2 (Brennan), 3:22.

Penalties-Fortier Ham (roughing), 0:50; Szydlowski Rch (fighting), 3:24;  Schultz Ham (fighting), 3:24; Lagace Rch (holding the stick), 7:02; Bordson Rch
(hooking), 10:44; Palushaj Ham (boarding), 11:11; Engqvist Ham (tripping),  12:49; Morrisonn Rch (tripping), 16:29.

2nd Period-

2, Hamilton, Avtsin 3 (Wahl), 7:18.

3, Hamilton, Blunden 3 (Stafford), 8:34.

Penalties-Masse Ham  (tripping), 4:07; Finley Rch (unsportsmanlike conduct), 11:45; Henry Ham  (unsportsmanlike conduct), 11:45; Finley Rch (fighting), 13:48; Henry Ham  (fighting), 13:48; Szydlowski Rch (fighting), 16:56; Schultz Ham (fighting),  16:56.

3rd Period-

No Scoring.

Penalties-Persson Rch (hooking), 1:19;  Turnbull Rch (goaltender interference), 4:59; St-Denis Ham (interference),  9:57.

Shots on Goal-Rochester 5-6-5-16. Hamilton 13-12-10-35.
Power  Play Opportunities-Rochester 0 / 5; Hamilton 0 / 5.
Goalies-Rochester, Leggio  7-7-0 (35 shots-33 saves). Hamilton, Lawson 8-8-1 (16 shots-15  saves).
A-3,391
Referees-Geno Binda (22).
Linesmen-Ryan Lachine (83),  Kevin Hastings (61).

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 25 6 7 13 -10 22 2 0 37 16.2
28 Aaron Palushaj 11 3 8 11 -1 16 1 0 33 9.1
20 Louis Leblanc (X) 14 4 6 10 -7 4 2 0 48 8.3
32 Frederic St-Denis 17 3 7 10 -3 4 2 0 24 12.5
7 Joe Callahan 24 1 8 9 -5 18 0 0 27 3.7
18 Dany Masse 25 5 3 8 -5 16 3 0 35 14.3
14 Mike Blunden 17 3 5 8 -2 12 0 0 49 6.1
55 Garrett Stafford (total) 21 3 5 8 -5 10 3 0 24 12.5
POR 6 1 3 4 -3 6 1 0 8 12.5
HAM 15 2 2 4 -2 4 2 0 16 12.5
67 Alexander Avtsin 25 3 5 8 -9 12 0 0 49 6.1
19 Brock Trotter 5 2 5 7 -3 4 1 0 10 20.0
22 Andreas Engqvist 11 4 2 6 3 12 2 0 19 21.1
23 Joonas Nattinen 20 2 3 5 -5 10 1 0 28 7.1
16 Olivier Fortier 13 3 1 4 -5 2 1 1 24 12.5
40 Gabriel Dumont 16 2 2 4 -8 19 1 0 35 5.7
17 Mark Mitera 25 1 2 3 -12 22 0 0 27 3.7
15 Philippe Lefebvre 23 1 1 2 -6 4 0 0 32 3.1
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 14 1 0 1 0 26 0 0 16 6.3
13 Zack FitzGerald 23 1 0 1 -10 107 0 0 14 7.1
5 Alex Henry 25 1 0 1 -1 30 0 0 16 6.3
44 Olivier Malka (X) 8 0 1 1 -5 2 0 0 11 0.0
51 Mitch Wahl (total) 14 0 1 1 -4 4 0 0 13 0.0
ABB 5 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 8 0.0
HAM 9 0 1 1 -2 4 0 0 5 0.0
11 Alain Berger 17 0 1 1 -8 8 0 0 19 0.0
6 Joe Stejskal 19 0 1 1 -8 8 0 0 14 0.0
29 Robert Mayer 10 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0.0
52 Nathan Lawson 18 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0.0
BENCH 25 1 2 1
TOTALS 25 53 84 136 -124 432 19 2 691 0.075

 

# Goalies GP Mins W L SL SO GA GAA SVS SV%
52 Nathan Lawson 18 1032:44 8 8 1 3 44 2.56 498 0.919
29 Robert Mayer 10 480:45 2 6 0 0 29 3.62 245 0.894
TOTALS 25 1520:29 10 14 1 3 76 3.00 743 0.907