Blake Geoffrion - 2 goals, 5 assists in three Bulldogs Games

The Grand Rapids Griffins ran up an early 3-0 lead and then hung on to beat the Hamilton Bulldogs Wednesday night at Grand Rapids Michigan.   The defeat ended a four game Bulldogs winning streak.  The Griffins outshot the Bulldogs 17-1 in the first period.

Blake Geoffrion scored a goal and assist in the second period to narrow the score to 3-2 but an empty net goal ended hopes of a comeback.  Geoffrion has two goals in five assists plus 18 shots on goal in three games since being acquired from Nashville in the trade for Hal Gill.

Rookie Finnish centre Joonas Nattinen, who was last week’s AHL Player of the Week, scored the other Bulldogs goal.  Nattinen has 5 goals and 1 assist in his last four games and a four game goal scoring streak.

Brendan Smith, Gustav Nyquist, Chris Connor and Tomas Tatar scored for Grand Rapids, the Detroit Red Wings AHL affiliate.  Ty Conklin, who recently cleared NHL waivers, was in the Griffins net.

The Bulldogs next game will be played at the Bell Centre in Montreal Friday night against the St. John’s IceCaps.    The Winnipeg Jets affiliate is the AHL’s top team.   Gametime will be 7:35.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012 – Van Andel Arena

1st Period-

1, Grand Rapids, Nyquist 17 (Smith, Andersson), 11:04 (PP).

2, Grand Rapids, Conner 10 (Nyquist, Brunnstrom), 19:36.

Penalties-Fast Ham (high-sticking), 10:06; Geoffrion Ham (tripping), 12:01; Brunnstrom Gr (tripping), 17:23.
2nd Period-

3, Grand Rapids, Smith 10 (Nyquist, Andersson), 8:10 (PP).

4, Hamilton, Nattinen 7 (Geoffrion, Engqvist), 16:20.

5, Hamilton, Geoffrion 4 (Stafford, St-Denis), 19:59 (PP).

Penalties-Fast Ham (hooking), 1:34; Conner Gr (holding the stick), 1:34; Mayer Ham (delay of game), 7:11; Exelby Gr (tripping), 11:39; Raedeke Gr (boarding), 19:16; Lashoff Gr (slashing), 19:51.
3rd Period-

6, Grand Rapids, Tatar 14   19:37 (EN).

Penalties-DeSimone Ham (hooking), 6:17; Ehrhardt Gr (hooking), 15:44.
Shots on Goal-Hamilton 1-14-9-24. Grand Rapids 15-17-13-45.

Power Play Opportunities-Hamilton 1 / 5; Grand Rapids 2 / 4.

Goalies-Hamilton, Mayer 7-12-1 (44 shots-41 saves). Grand Rapids, Conklin 1-0-0 (24 shots-22 saves).

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Referees-Ryan Murphy (5), Jean Hebert (43). Linesmen-Jim Scarpace (75), Jack McCoy (9).

Hamilton Bulldogs 2011-12 Individual Stats

# Player GP G A PTS +/- PIM PP SHG SOG SH%
22 Andreas Engqvist 39 16 15 31 1 24 7 0 91 17.6
28 Aaron Palushaj (X) 31 13 18 31 1 33 5 0 105 12.4
10 Phil DeSimone 53 11 15 26 -16 32 3 0 87 12.6
24 Brian Willsie 45 9 17 26 -6 58 5 1 169 5.3
55 Garrett Stafford (total) 44 7 19 26 -7 18 7 0 60 11.7
POR 6 1 3 4 -3 6 1 0 8 12.5
HAM 38 6 16 22 -4 12 6 0 52 11.5
32 Frederic St-Denis 44 3 20 23 -4 14 2 0 86 3.5
21 Ian Schultz 40 4 14 18 5 90 0 0 65 6.2
20 Louis Leblanc (X) 25 9 8 17 -8 18 2 0 92 9.8
7 Joe Callahan 51 2 15 17 -4 50 0 0 66 3.0
40 Gabriel Dumont 42 9 7 16 -6 38 3 0 106 8.5
18 Dany Masse 49 9 7 16 -5 24 3 0 66 13.6
51 Blake Geoffrion (total) 23 4 12 16 -2 10 1 0 50 8.0
MIL 20 2 7 9 -3 8 0 0 32 6.3
HAM 3 2 5 7 1 2 1 0 18 11.1
16 Olivier Fortier 30 7 7 14 -2 24 3 1 58 12.1
23 Joonas Nattinen 40 7 7 14 4 24 2 0 52 13.5
67 Alexander Avtsin 43 6 7 13 -15 26 1 0 74 8.1
15 Philippe Lefebvre 49 4 4 8 -12 8 0 0 66 6.1
14 Mike Blunden (X) 17 3 5 8 -2 12 0 0 49 6.1
17 Mark Mitera 53 2 6 8 -19 30 0 0 56 3.6
19 Brock Trotter 5 2 5 7 -3 4 1 0 10 20.0
25 Ryan White (X) 4 4 1 5 2 26 0 0 10 40.0
51 Mitch Wahl (total) (X) 27 2 3 5 -1 6 0 0 27 7.4
ABB 5 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 8 0.0
HAM 22 2 3 5 1 6 0 0 19 10.5
13 Zack FitzGerald 51 2 3 5 -12 184 0 0 23 8.7
5 Alex Henry 53 1 3 4 4 72 0 0 40 2.5
53 T.J. Fast (total) 26 0 4 4 -5 32 0 0 13 0.0
CT 1 0 0 0 -1 2 0 0 1 0.0
HAM 25 0 4 4 -4 30 0 0 12 0.0
11 Alain Berger 29 1 2 3 -13 15 1 0 34 2.9
26 Eric Lampe (total) 6 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 6 16.7
LE 3 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0
HAM 3 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 5 20.0
6 Joe Stejskal 36 0 2 2 -6 16 0 0 25 0.0
12 Andrew Conboy 10 1 0 1 -2 12 0 0 13 7.7
44 Olivier Malka 9 0 1 1 -5 2 0 0 12 0.0
3 Robert Slaney (total) 11 0 1 1 2 2 0 0 13 0.0
MIL 9 0 1 1 3 2 0 0 9 0.0
HAM 2 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 4 0.0
29 Robert Mayer 24 0 1 1 0 4 0 0 0 0.0
52 Nathan Lawson 35 0 1 1 0 6 0 0 0 0.0
39 Peter Delmas (X) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
54 Peter Lenes (X) 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0.0
27 Joey Haddad (total) 12 0 0 0 -3 2 0 0 13 0.0
BRI 8 0 0 0 -3 2 0 0 8 0.0
HAM 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0.0
BENCH 53 1 8 1
TOTALS 53 137 219 355 -130 906 45 2 1571 0.087

 

# Goalies GP Mins W L SL SO GA GAA SVS SV%
39 Peter Delmas (X) 1 60:00 1 0 0 0 1 1.00 26 0.963
52 Nathan Lawson 35 1959:27 16 13 3 4 86 2.63 902 0.913
29 Robert Mayer 24 1180:18 7 12 1 0 62 3.15 571 0.902
TOTALS 53 3216:46 24 25 4 4 156 2.91 1499 0.906