The Hamilton Bulldogs, playing their third game in less than 72 hours, gave up two first period goals to the Toronto Marlies and didn’t have enough gas in the tank to come back, dropping a 3-2 decision at Copps Coliseum in Hamilton.
The Bulldogs appeared road weary after a 4 ½ hour bus trip back to Hamilton following a win in Utica Saturday night and failed to find their legs until midway through the game.
Jerred Smithson scored 24 seconds into the game to get the Marlies started and Greg Mckegg made it 2-0 eight minutes later on a power play.
It stayed that way until late in the third when Nick Tarnasky scored his team-leading 5th goal on a power play with 2:06 remaining. The Bulldogs then pulled their goaltender and Jerry D’Amigo scored into the empty net to make it 3-1. Hamilton again pulled goaltender Robert Mayer and Greg Pateryn scored with 18 seconds left. From there the Bulldogs ran out of time.
Shots on goal werte 25-22 in favour of the Marlies. The game’s three stars were Toronto goaltender Drew MacIntyre and forward Gregg McKegg and Hamilton rookie forward Sven Andrighetto.
…..The Toronto win moved the Marlies back into a tie with Hamilton for first place in the AHL North Division. The Bulldogs, who had a three game winning streak ended, are now 4-2-2 to start the season. Both of their regulation losses have come at the hands of the Marlies. The teams will meet again Friday night in Hamilton, the third of fourteen meetings between the clubs this season.
….After scoring four goals, two of them overtime game-winners and a total of six points his previous three games, Louis Leblanc was made a healthy scratch for the game and the Canadiens announced after the game that he had been recalled. He will be in New York city of the Canadiens morning skate Monday and available for the game against the Rangers Monday night.
….Defencemen Nathan McIver and Morgan Ellis were also healthy scratches. Rookie defenceman Darren Dietz remains day to day with a lower body injury.
….Defencemen Greg Pateryn and Nathan Beaulieu were in the Bulldogs lineup. Both had been re-assigned by the Canadiens Saturday night along with forward Patrick Holland. The Holland assignment was recalled due to the injury to Travis Moen.
….With his goal and assist Pateryn is tied for second in Bulldogs team scoring with 6 points (3 goals, 3 assists) in six games. He is one point behind rookie Sven Andrighetto. Andrighetto drew an assist on Pateryn’s goal. (Team Scoring Statistics Below)
….The Hamilton lines for the game Andrighetto-St. Pierre-Aliu / Tarnasky-Macenauer-Dumont / Nystrom-Duffy-Quailer / Courtnall-Nattinen-Fournier. Defence defence: Tinordi-Nygren / Beaulieu-Pateryn / Schiestel-Chouinard.
….This was the first of nine three-games-in-three-days encounters scheduled for this season.
Sunday, October 27, 2013 – Copps Coliseum
Toronto 2 0 1 – 3
Hamilton 0 0 2 – 2
1, Toronto, Smithson 1 (Percy, Broll), 0:24.
2, Toronto, McKegg 3 (Leivo, Abbott), 8:51 (PP).
Penalties-Nygren Ham (slashing), 5:42; St. Pierre Ham (boarding), 5:58; Pateryn Ham (high-sticking), 8:37; Devane Tor (unsportsmanlike conduct, fighting), 10:49; Tarnasky Ham (unsportsmanlike conduct, fighting), 10:49; Liles Tor (roughing), 13:12; St. Pierre Ham (high-sticking), 14:25.
Penalties-Smithson Tor (delay of game – faceoff violation), 0:34; Schiestel Ham (cross-checking), 3:49; Smithson Tor (hooking), 8:25; Aliu Ham (high-sticking), 9:53; Percy Tor (hooking), 14:16; Marshall Tor (unsportsmanlike conduct), 19:00; Smithson Tor (hooking), 19:00; St. Pierre Ham (unsportsmanlike conduct), 19:00.
3, Hamilton, Tarnasky 5 (Chouinard, Pateryn), 17:54 (PP).
4, Toronto, D’Amigo 1 18:48 (EN).
5, Hamilton, Pateryn 3 (St. Pierre, Andrighetto), 19:42.
Penalties-Andrighetto Ham (holding), 3:48; Holzer Tor (holding), 5:56.
Shots on Goal-Toronto 11-7-8-26. Hamilton 9-5-8-22.
Power Play Opportunities-Toronto 1 / 7; Hamilton 1 / 6.
Goalies-Toronto, MacIntyre 5-1-0 (22 shots-20 saves). Hamilton, Mayer 1-2-1 (25 shots-23 saves).
Referees-Mark Lemelin (41), Jean-Philippe Sylvain (16).
Linesmen-Kevin Ferguson (31), Ryan Lachine (83).
Hamilton Bulldogs 2013-14 Individual Stats
|93||Martin St. Pierre||5||0||5||5||1||12||0||0||9||0.0|
|14||Mike Blunden (X)||3||2||1||3||3||4||0||0||7||28.6|
|37||Patrick Holland (X)||4||1||1||2||4||0||0||1||6||16.7|