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.
…..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
1, Hamilton, Blunden 4 (Dumont, Tinordi), 15:55.
Penalties-Nesterov Syr (holding), 4:10; Angelidis Syr (roughing), 13:52; McIver Ham (roughing), 13:52.
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.
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).
Hamilton Team Statistics
|93||Martin St. Pierre||15||3||9||12||-2||16||3||0||23||13.0|
|19||Akim Aliu (X)||14||3||1||4||-6||18||0||0||22||13.6|