logo bulldogsThe Hamilton Bulldogs beat the Syracuse Crunch 4-1 Friday night before a crowd of 8,002 at the Bell Centre in Montreal Friday night.

The crowd was reduced to below ten thousand for the first time in the history of these AHL games in Montreal by the fact that the parent Canadiens were playing the Capitals in Washington Friday night.

Linemates Mike Blunden and Gabriel Dumont each had a goal and assist to give Hamilton a 2-0 lead.  Defenseman Morgan Ellis scored his first of the season to make it 3-0 and Blunden scored his second of the game into an empty net to complete the scoring.

Dustin Tokarski lost his shutout bid with 4:47 remaining.

The Syracuse Crunch are affiliated with the Tampa Bay Lightning.

Notes –

…..It was the Bulldogs third win in a row.  The will compete a home and home weekend against the Crunch in Syracuse Saturday night.

…..Dustin Tokarski has been in the nets for all three wins and has started five of the last six Bulldogs games.

…..Cedrick Desjardins was in goal for Syracuse.  On February 14th the Canadiens/Bulldogs swapped Desjardins for Tokarski in an even-up trade.

…..Hamilton’s record is now 8-7-3.  With 19 points they are tied with the Toronto Marlies and Lake Erie Monsters for first place in the AHL North Division.

…..Gabriel Dumont led the Bulldogs with five shots on goal.  His goal was his first of the season after he led the team with 16 last year.

…..Syracuse had two goals taken back, one for ‘incidental contact’ in the goal crease, the other because the net was off it’s mooring.

…. ….The Bulldogs injury list includes D-Darren Dietz (wrist); RW-Patrick Holland (ankle); RW-Stefan Fournier (Upper body); RW-Sven Andrighetto (lower body); D-Magnus Nygren (unknown)Defenceman Drew Schiestel and centre Ben Duffy were healthy scratches.


Syracuse Crunch 1 at Hamilton Bulldogs 4 –
Friday, November 22, 2013 – Bell Centre

Syracuse 0 0 1 – 1
Hamilton 1 2 1 – 4

1st Period-

1, Hamilton, Blunden 4 (Dumont, Tinordi), 15:55.

Penalties-Nesterov Syr (holding), 4:10; Angelidis Syr (roughing), 13:52; McIver Ham (roughing), 13:52.

2nd Period-

2, Hamilton, Ellis 1 (St. Pierre, Nystrom), 11:00.

3, Hamilton, Dumont 1 (Blunden), 13:06.

Penalties-Leblanc Ham (tripping), 0:32; Nattinen Ham (slashing), 4:04; Witkowski Syr (fighting), 11:49; Tarnasky Ham (fighting), 11:49; Tyrell Syr (tripping), 13:33; Paquette Syr (fighting), 20:00; Pateryn Ham (fighting), 20:00.

3rd Period-

4, Syracuse, Cote 2 (Richard, Paradis), 15:13.

5, Hamilton, Blunden 5 (Ellis), 19:00 (EN).

Penalties-Richard Syr (boarding), 1:13; McIver Ham (tripping), 8:24.

Shots on Goal
-Syracuse 5-8-13-26. Hamilton 4-15-8-27.
Power Play Opportunities-Syracuse 0 / 3; Hamilton 0 / 3.
Goalies-Syracuse, Desjardins 3-4-1 (26 shots-23 saves). Hamilton, Tokarski 7-3-1 (26 shots-25 saves).
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Hamilton Team Statistics

93 Martin St. Pierre 15 3 9 12 -2 16 3 0 23 13.0
27 Sven Andrighetto 15 7 4 11 4 8 1 1 39 17.9
20 Louis Leblanc 15 6 5 11 1 16 1 0 41 14.6
14 Mike Blunden 11 5 4 9 6 25 0 0 24 20.8
74 Nick Tarnasky 18 7 1 8 -12 27 4 0 31 22.6
2 Greg Pateryn 11 3 5 8 7 17 1 1 25 12.0
32 Magnus Nygren 16 1 7 8 -9 14 1 0 47 2.1
40 Gabriel Dumont 16 1 6 7 -3 25 0 0 38 2.6
23 Joonas Nattinen 18 2 3 5 0 4 0 0 17 11.8
15 Erik Nystrom 16 1 4 5 0 4 0 0 23 4.3
19 Akim Aliu (X) 14 3 1 4 -6 18 0 0 22 13.6
13 Steve Quailer 9 1 3 4 4 9 0 0 6 16.7
8 Nathan Beaulieu 12 1 3 4 -4 6 1 0 33 3.0
44 Morgan Ellis 12 1 3 4 6 2 0 0 9 11.1
12 Maxime Macenauer 16 1 3 4 -2 6 0 0 19 5.3
22 Drew Schiestel 15 0 4 4 0 6 0 0 17 0.0
9 Justin Courtnall 18 2 1 3 0 33 0 0 32 6.3
37 Patrick Holland 8 1 2 3 1 0 0 1 10 10.0
5 Jarred Tinordi 13 0 3 3 0 4 0 0 15 0.0
55 Stephen MacAulay 2 1 1 2 2 0 0 0 3 33.3
42 Ben Duffy 12 0 2 2 -1 0 0 0 7 0.0
59 Joel Chouinard 15 0 2 2 0 4 0 0 16 0.0
92 Christian Thomas 4 0 1 1 -3 2 0 0 16 0.0
47 Stefan Fournier 9 0 1 1 0 22 0 0 13 0.0
11 Nathan McIver 10 0 1 1 0 29 0 0 5 0.0
7 Darren Dietz 4 0 0 0 1 6 0 0 2 0.0
29 Robert Mayer 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
34 Dustin Tokarski 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
BENCH 18 1 8 1
TOTALS 18 48 79 126 -10 311 12 3 534 0.088

 

# Goalies GP Mins W L SL SO GA GAA SVS SV%
34 Dustin Tokarski 13 725:15 7 3 1 0 25 2.07 319 0.927
29 Robert Mayer 7 371:38 1 4 2 0 21 3.39 172 0.891
TOTALS 18 1105:06 8 7 3 0 50 2.71 491 0.908