The Hamilton Bulldogs gave up goals on three consecutive shots and St. John’s Ice Caps goaltender David Aebischer did the rest in for a 3-1 victory Wednesday night in Hamilton.   Aebischer stopped 40 of 41 Hamilton shots.
All of the scoring came in the third period.  St. John’s Jason Jaffrey scored the first Ice Caps goal  at 20 seconds.  At 1:14 it was Kevin Clark and 58 seconds later it was Eric O’Dell.  Three goals in 2:12.
Andreas Engqvist, who is now the Bulldogs leading goalscorer, got the only one for Hamilton at 11:56 of the third period, his eighth goal in 16 Bulldogs games..

Despite Wednesday’s loss, the Bulldogs, who had sunk to the bottom of the AHL standings, have bounced back with  credible 6-3-2 record in December.  They will play in Rochester Friday night and then host Lake Erie on New Year’s eve.  They’ll also play at home against the Toronto Marlies New Year’s Day.

Scoring Summary:

1st Period:

No scoring

2nd Period:

No scoring

3rd period:

1. STJ – Jason Jaffray – 8 – (Zach Redmond, Paul Potsma) – 0:20 (PP)

2. STJ – Kevin Clark – 6 – 1:34

3. STJ – Eric O’Dell – 4 – (Zach Redmond, Carl Klingberg) – 2:32

4. HAM – Andreas Engqvist – 8 – (Olivier Fortier, Mark Mitera) – 11:56

Shots: St. John’s: 5-11-10 – 26 Hamilton: 10-15-15 – 40

Goaltending: St. John’s: David Aebischer (40 shots, 39 saves) Hamilton: Nathan Lawson (26 shots, 23 saves)

Power Play: St. John’s: 1-for-2 Hamilton: 0-for-5

Attendance: 4,621

Hamilton Bulldogs 2011-12 Individual Stats

# Player GP G A PTS +/- PIM PP SHG SOG SH%
24 Brian Willsie 28 3 12 15 -4 46 1 1 113 2.7
10 Phil DeSimone 30 6 8 14 -12 24 2 0 47 12.8
32 Frederic St-Denis 21 3 11 14 -2 6 2 0 33 9.1
28 Aaron Palushaj 16 5 8 13 0 18 2 0 46 10.9
55 Garrett Stafford (total) 26 4 8 12 -4 14 4 0 32 12.5
POR 6 1 3 4 -3 6 1 0 8 12.5
HAM 20 3 5 8 -1 8 3 0 24 12.5
18 Dany Masse 30 6 5 11 -3 18 3 0 42 14.3
22 Andreas Engqvist 16 8 2 10 5 16 3 0 32 25.0
20 Louis Leblanc (X) 14 4 6 10 -7 4 2 0 48 8.3
7 Joe Callahan 28 1 9 10 -6 20 0 0 32 3.1
16 Olivier Fortier 18 5 4 9 -2 2 2 1 37 13.5
67 Alexander Avtsin 30 4 5 9 -11 16 1 0 59 6.8
14 Mike Blunden (X) 17 3 5 8 -2 12 0 0 49 6.1
40 Gabriel Dumont 21 4 3 7 -8 23 2 0 53 7.5
19 Brock Trotter 5 2 5 7 -3 4 1 0 10 20.0
23 Joonas Nattinen 25 2 5 7 -2 12 1 0 33 6.1
17 Mark Mitera 30 1 5 6 -11 24 0 0 29 3.4
15 Philippe Lefebvre 27 1 2 3 -7 4 0 0 33 3.0
21 Ian Schultz 17 2 0 2 0 30 0 0 20 10.0
53 T.J. Fast (total) 12 0 2 2 -5 8 0 0 4 0.0
CT 1 0 0 0 -1 2 0 0 1 0.0
HAM 11 0 2 2 -4 6 0 0 3 0.0
51 Mitch Wahl (total) 18 0 2 2 -4 4 0 0 16 0.0
ABB 5 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 8 0.0
HAM 13 0 2 2 -2 4 0 0 8 0.0
12 Andrew Conboy 10 1 0 1 -2 12 0 0 13 7.7
13 Zack FitzGerald 28 1 0 1 -11 117 0 0 15 6.7
5 Alex Henry 30 1 0 1 -1 34 0 0 22 4.5
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 24 0 1 1 -6 10 0 0 19 0.0
29 Robert Mayer 11 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0.0
52 Nathan Lawson 23 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0.0
BENCH 30 1 2 1
TOTALS 30 67 107 173 -115 488 25 2 851 0.078

 

# Goalies GP Mins W L SL SO GA GAA SVS SV%
52 Nathan Lawson 23 1287:59 9 9 3 3 56 2.61 609 0.916
29 Robert Mayer 11 535:26 3 6 0 0 29 3.25 274 0.904