logo bulldogsIn a game in which their special teams crashed, the Hamilton Bulldogs four game winning streak came to an end at the hands of the Rochester Americans 6-3 Wednesday night.  Of the Americans’ six goals, three were scored on their power play and two more came while they were shorthanded.

The Americans were led by two goal performances from Kevin Price and Rasmus Ristolainen.  Jamie Tardif and Johan Larsson also scored for the Buffalo Sabres affiliate.

For the Bulldogs linemates Martin St.Pierre and Christian Thomas had a goal and two assists each.  Morgan Ellis also scored.

Shots on goal were 28-27 for Rochester.  Dustin Tokarski was in goal for the Bulldogs. 

The Bulldogs return home to face the Toronto Marlies Friday night at Copps Coliseum. Their season record is now 9-8-3.

Notes –

…..Despite the loss, the Bulldogs remain tied for the lead in the AHL’s North Division with Toronto and Lake Erie.  However both the Marlies and Monsters have two games in hand.

…..The Rochester power play goal that made it 3-1 ended a streak of 21 straight successful Hamilton penalty kills.

…..This was Dustin Tokarski’s 5th straight start in the Bulldogs nets and 7th of the last 9.

…..Bulldogs captain Martin St. Pierre has a 5 game scoring streak going during which he has scored a goal and seven assists and taken over team scoring lead with 17 points (4 goals, 13 assists) in 17 games.

…..In his last nine games RW-Louis Leblanc has scored 1 goals and 3 assists and is minus-3.

….The Bulldogs injury list includes RW-Sven Andrighetto – Lower body; D Darren Dietz – wrist; RW-Stefan Fournier – Upper body;  RW Patrick Holland – ankle.  All of the injuries are listed as day-to-day.

….The Bulldogs announced Wednesday that defenceman Magnus Nygren will return to KarlstadSweden where he will finish the season with Farjestad BK.  Nygren has a two year contract with the Canadiens and will return for Canadiens training camp next fall.

Wednesday, November 27, 2013 – Blue Cross Arena

Hamilton 0 1 2 – 3
Rochester 1 2 3 – 6

1st Period-

1, Rochester, Porter 2 (Tardif, Gillies), 16:06.

Penalties-Quailer Ham (hooking), 2:38; Tardif Rch (interference), 5:47; Varone Rch (roughing), 13:16.

2nd Period-

2, Rochester, Tardif 3 (Varone), 2:55 (SH).

3, Hamilton, Ellis 2 (St. Pierre, Thomas), 11:15.

4, Rochester, Ristolainen 1 (Gauthier-Leduc, Larsson), 15:35 (PP).

Penalties-Zigomanis Rch (tripping), 1:16; Blunden Ham (cross-checking), 14:55.

3rd Period-

5, Hamilton, Thomas 2 (Quailer, St. Pierre), 0:53.

6, Rochester, Porter 3 (Varone, Ruhwedel), 6:40 (PP).

7, Rochester, Larsson 1 (Porter, Varone), 9:26 (PP).

8, Hamilton, St. Pierre 4 (Beaulieu, Thomas), 12:21 (PP).

9, Rochester, Ristolainen 2   19:23 (SH EN).

Penalties-Beaulieu Ham (roughing), 6:21; Ellis Ham (delay of game), 8:22; Macenauer Ham (high-sticking), 9:01; Ristolainen Rch (cross-checking), 11:08; Ellis Rch (delay of game), 11:53; Tardif Rch (delay of game), 13:17; Gauthier-Leduc Rch (delay of game), 17:29.

Shots on Goal-Hamilton 10-7-10-27. Rochester 10-7-12-29.
Power Play Opportunities-Hamilton 1 / 7; Rochester 3 / 5.
Goalies-Hamilton, Tokarski 8-4-1 (28 shots-23 saves). Rochester, Lieuwen 4-3-0 (27 shots-24 saves).
A-3,474
Referees-Chris Ciamaga (24), Jamie Koharski (84).
Linesmen-Peter Feola (33), Derek Sylvester (76).

Hamilton Bulldogs 2013-14 Individual Stats

# Player GP G A PTS +/- PIM PP SHG SOG SH%
93 Martin St. Pierre 17 4 13 17 -1 16 4 0 25 16.0
20 Louis Leblanc 17 6 6 12 0 20 1 0 44 13.6
27 Sven Andrighetto 15 7 4 11 4 8 1 1 39 17.9
14 Mike Blunden 13 5 4 9 5 27 0 0 28 17.9
2 Greg Pateryn 13 4 5 9 6 17 2 1 34 11.8
74 Nick Tarnasky 20 7 1 8 -13 27 4 0 32 21.9
32 Magnus Nygren (X) 16 1 7 8 -9 14 1 0 47 2.1
8 Nathan Beaulieu 14 2 5 7 -4 8 2 0 41 4.9
40 Gabriel Dumont 18 1 6 7 -4 27 0 0 40 2.5
92 Christian Thomas 6 2 4 6 -2 2 1 0 24 8.3
44 Morgan Ellis 14 2 3 5 8 4 0 0 11 18.2
23 Joonas Nattinen 20 2 3 5 -1 4 0 0 17 11.8
13 Steve Quailer 11 1 4 5 6 13 0 0 10 10.0
15 Erik Nystrom (X) 17 1 4 5 0 4 0 0 26 3.8
22 Drew Schiestel 17 0 5 5 0 6 0 0 19 0.0
19 Akim Aliu (X) 14 3 1 4 -6 18 0 0 22 13.6
12 Maxime Macenauer 18 1 3 4 -3 8 0 0 24 4.2
9 Justin Courtnall 20 2 1 3 0 40 0 0 32 6.3
37 Patrick Holland 8 1 2 3 1 0 0 1 10 10.0
5 Jarred Tinordi 15 0 3 3 -1 6 0 0 19 0.0
55 Stephen MacAulay 4 1 1 2 1 0 0 0 6 16.7
42 Ben Duffy 13 0 2 2 -3 0 0 0 7 0.0
59 Joel Chouinard 16 0 2 2 0 4 0 0 16 0.0
47 Stefan Fournier 9 0 1 1 0 22 0 0 13 0.0
11 Nathan McIver 11 0 1 1 -1 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 15 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0.0
BENCH 20 1 8 1
TOTALS 20 54 91 144 -16 340 16 3 594 0.089

 

# Goalies GP Mins W L SOL SO GA GAA SVS SV%
34 Dustin Tokarski 15 843:48 8 4 1 1 30 2.13 385 0.928
29 Robert Mayer 7 371:38 1 4 2 0 21 3.39 172 0.891
TOTALS 20 1225:06 9 8 3 1 56 2.74 557 0.909