For the second straight weekend, the Hamilton Bulldogs are playing three games in a 48 hour period.   They opened the series at Glens Falls New York with a 5-4 loss to the Adirondak Phantoms Friday night.
A fluke goal that bounced on the top of the net and off the back of Hamilton goaltender Robert Mayer was the difference in the game.
The Bulldogs trailed 2-0 in the second period but Louis Leblanc and Aaron Palushaj each scored two goals to lead a comeback. (Game Box Score and Hamilton Season Scoring Statistics Below)

Jonathon Kalinski scored twice for Adirondack, including the game-tying and game-winning goals in the third.

Leblanc his two goals in a span 2:31, both on rebounds to tie the game. Palushaj scored the go-ahead goal on the power play, on the second rebound from a Garrett Stafford point shot at 11:35 of the second.   After the Phantoms tied the game Palushaj put the Bulldogs ahead again  on a rush he joined coming out of the penalty box.

Mayer, who became the Hamilton starter after  Nathan Lawson was knocked out of action with a concussion a week ago against Syracuse, let in five goals on 37 Adirondak shots.

The Bulldogs travel to Rochester to take on the Americans  Saturday, January 14th, 2012 at 7:35 p.m. at Blue Cross Arena and then are  back at Copps Coliseum on Sunday, January 15th, 2012 at 3 p.m. to face the Toronto Marlies

Scoring Summary:

1st Period:

1. ADK – Tyler Brown – 4 – (Kevin Marshall) – 13:29

2nd Period:

2. ADK – Brandon Manning – 1 – (Garrett Roe, Mike Testwuide) – 2:04 (PP)

3. HAM – Louis Leblanc – 6 – (Brian Willsie, Philip DeSimone) – 6:02

4. HAM – Louis Leblanc – 7 – (Joe Callahan, Philip DeSimone) – 8:33

5. HAM – Aaron Palushaj – 10 – (Andreas Engqvist, Garrett Stafford) – 11:35 (PP)

6. ADK – Denis Hamel – 12 – (Blake Kessel, Jason Akeson) – 16:41

7. HAM – Aaron Palushaj – 11 – (Alex Henry, Andreas Engqvist) – 19:31

3rd period:

8. ADK – Jonathon Kalinski – 5 – (Shane Harper, Matt Walker) – 1:22

9. ADK – Denis Hamel – 13 – 5:15

 Shots: Hamilton: 9-12-10 – 31 Adirondack: 10-15-12 – 37

 Goaltending: Hamilton: Robert Mayer (37 shots, 32 saves) Adirondack: Jason Bacashihua (21 shots, 17 saves) Michael Leighton (10 shots, 10 saves) (W)

 Power Play: Hamilton: 1-for-3 Adirondack: 2-for-5

 Attendance: 3,065

Hamilton Bulldogs 2011-12 Individual Stats

# Player GP G A PTS +/- PIM PP SHG SOG SH%
28 Aaron Palushaj 22 11 14 25 7 26 5 0 69 15.9
22 Andreas Engqvist 22 12 9 21 11 18 5 0 54 22.2
24 Brian Willsie 34 5 15 20 -4 50 2 1 141 3.5
10 Phil DeSimone 36 6 11 17 -12 26 2 0 56 10.7
55 Garrett Stafford (total) 32 4 13 17 -3 14 4 0 42 9.5
POR 6 1 3 4 -3 6 1 0 8 12.5
HAM 26 3 10 13 0 8 3 0 34 8.8
32 Frederic St-Denis 27 3 13 16 1 6 2 0 51 5.9
20 Louis Leblanc 18 7 6 13 -6 10 2 0 62 11.3
67 Alexander Avtsin 36 5 7 12 -10 18 1 0 67 7.5
16 Olivier Fortier 20 6 5 11 -2 2 2 1 42 14.3
18 Dany Masse 36 6 5 11 -5 22 3 0 45 13.3
7 Joe Callahan 34 1 10 11 -1 31 0 0 39 2.6
40 Gabriel Dumont 27 6 3 9 -9 27 3 0 66 9.1
14 Mike Blunden (X) 17 3 5 8 -2 12 0 0 49 6.1
19 Brock Trotter 5 2 5 7 -3 4 1 0 10 20.0
23 Joonas Nattinen 26 2 5 7 -3 12 1 0 33 6.1
17 Mark Mitera 36 1 6 7 -13 26 0 0 37 2.7
21 Ian Schultz 23 2 4 6 2 39 0 0 24 8.3
51 Mitch Wahl (total) 24 2 3 5 -1 6 0 0 23 8.7
ABB 5 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 8 0.0
HAM 19 2 3 5 1 6 0 0 15 13.3
15 Philippe Lefebvre 32 2 3 5 -8 4 0 0 36 5.6
13 Zack FitzGerald 34 2 1 3 -11 139 0 0 19 10.5
5 Alex Henry 36 1 1 2 5 38 0 0 26 3.8
53 T.J. Fast (total) 15 0 2 2 -7 8 0 0 4 0.0
CT 1 0 0 0 -1 2 0 0 1 0.0
HAM 14 0 2 2 -6 6 0 0 3 0.0
12 Andrew Conboy 10 1 0 1 -2 12 0 0 13 7.7
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
29 Robert Mayer 17 0 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 0.0
6 Joe Stejskal 27 0 1 1 -8 14 0 0 19 0.0
52 Nathan Lawson 24 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0.0
BENCH 36 1 6 1
TOTALS 36 90 147 236 -91 578 32 2 1041 0.086

 

# Goalies GP Mins W L SL SO GA GAA SVS SV%
52 Nathan Lawson 24 1335:18 10 9 3 3 57 2.56 639 0.918
29 Robert Mayer 17 851:29 6 7 1 0 43 3.03 421 0.907
TOTALS 36 2196:46 16 16 4 3 103 2.81 1060 0.911

 

 

 

 

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