LAKE ERIEThe Lake Erie Monsters handed the Hamilton Bulldogs a 4-1 defeat Friday night in Cleveland in the first of a home and home weekend between the two clubs.

With the win the Monsters, an affiliate of the Colorado Avalanche jumped from third place to a tie for first place with Toronto in the highly competitive AHL North Division.  The Bulldogs are fourth, but two points behind the leading Marlies and Monsters.

Colin Smith scored twice for the Monsters.  The others were scored by Matt Hunwick and Joey Hishon.  Three of their four goals came during Lake Erie power plays.

Maxime Macenauer scored the only goal for Hamilton late in the third period after Lake Erie had taken a 4-0 lead.

Shots on goal were 29-22 in favour of Lake Erie.

With the loss the Bulldogs record now stands at 10-10-3.  The teams will meet again Sunday afternoon at 3:00 in Hamilton.  Between times, they will play the Toronto Marlies at 5:00pm Saturday in Toronto.

Notes –

…..This was the fifth of ten meetings between the clubs this season. Cleveland has a 2-1 edge in regulation victories and each team has a shootout win in the series.

…..Dustin Tokarski was in goal for Hamilton.  Going into the game Tokarski was  2nd in the AHL in goals-against average at 2.06, tied for third in wins and fourth in save percentage at .930.

……Injuries – C-Sven Andrighetto– (Lower body);  LW- Justin Courtnall (Upper body) RW-Stefan Fournier (Upper body)  RW-Steve Quailer (Upper body)  Healthy scratches were forward Scott Zurevinski plus defencemen Nathan McIver and Joel Chouinard.

…..On Thursday, the Bulldogs recalled forward Ben Duffy from the ECHL’s Wheeling Nailers and signed forward Zurevinski to a 25-game professional try out contract.  In three games with Wheeling after being sent down by Hamilton November 29th Duffy had 2 goals and 1 assist

……- Hamilton linemates Martin St. Pierre and Christian Thomas failed to register a point in the game but have combined for 14 points over the last five games

..Nathan Beaulieu celebrated his 21st birthday Thursday

Friday, December 6, 2013 – Quicken Loans Arena

Hamilton 0 0 1 – 1
Lake Erie 2 1 1 – 4

1st Period-

1, Lake Erie, Smith 3 (Wyman, Maggio), 4:54.

2, Lake Erie, Hishon 4 (Lerg, Olver), 6:48 (PP).

Penalties-Tarnasky Ham (interference), 5:48; Schiestel Ham (boarding), 10:08; Carey Le (tripping), 17:43.

2nd Period-

3, Lake Erie, Hunwick 3 (Lerg, Hishon), 19:33 (PP).

Penalties-Tinordi Ham (fighting), 6:41; Maggio Le (unsportsmanlike conduct, fighting), 6:41; Schiestel Ham (double minor – high-sticking), 16:33; Dietz Ham (roughing), 20:00; St. Pierre Ham (cross-checking), 20:00; Beaupre Le (slashing), 20:00.

3rd Period-

4, Lake Erie, Smith 4 (Carey, Meurs), 1:38 (PP).

5, Hamilton, Macenauer 2 (Leblanc, Pateryn), 16:45 (PP).

Penalties-Dumont Ham (roughing), 7:49; Tam Le (roughing), 7:49; Schiestel Ham (delay of game), 11:43; Carey Le (tripping), 16:18; Beaupre Le (delay of game), 19:27.

Shots on Goal-
Hamilton 9-6-7-22. Lake Erie 9-12-8-29.
Power Play Opportunities-Hamilton 1 / 4; Lake Erie 3 / 6.
Goalies-Hamilton, Tokarski 9-5-1 (29 shots-25 saves). Lake Erie, Pickard 7-6-1 (22 shots-21 saves).
A-7,497
Referees-Dave Lewis (46), Pierre Lambert (39).
Linesmen-Ray King (55), Zach Roberts (15).

Hamilton Bulldogs 2013-14 Individual Stats

# Player GP G A PTS +/- PIM PP SHG SOG SH%
93 Martin St. Pierre 20 4 15 19 -2 18 4 0 27 14.8
20 Louis Leblanc 20 6 7 13 0 20 1 0 48 12.5
27 Sven Andrighetto 15 7 4 11 4 8 1 1 39 17.9
14 Mike Blunden 16 6 5 11 6 29 0 0 35 17.1
2 Greg Pateryn 16 4 6 10 9 23 2 1 41 9.8
74 Nick Tarnasky 23 7 1 8 -14 31 4 0 34 20.6
92 Christian Thomas 9 2 6 8 -2 4 1 0 31 6.5
40 Gabriel Dumont 21 2 6 8 -2 31 0 0 45 4.4
32 Magnus Nygren (X) 16 1 7 8 -9 14 1 0 47 2.1
8 Nathan Beaulieu 17 2 5 7 -4 10 2 0 43 4.7
23 Joonas Nattinen 23 3 3 6 1 4 0 0 19 15.8
22 Drew Schiestel 19 0 6 6 0 16 0 0 21 0.0
37 Patrick Holland 10 3 2 5 2 0 0 1 12 25.0
44 Morgan Ellis 17 2 3 5 8 4 0 0 15 13.3
12 Maxime Macenauer 21 2 3 5 -3 10 1 0 30 6.7
13 Steve Quailer 12 1 4 5 7 15 0 0 10 10.0
15 Erik Nystrom (X) 17 1 4 5 0 4 0 0 26 3.8
19 Akim Aliu (X) 14 3 1 4 -6 18 0 0 22 13.6
9 Justin Courtnall 21 2 1 3 -1 40 0 0 33 6.1
5 Jarred Tinordi 18 0 3 3 2 23 0 0 26 0.0
55 Stephen MacAulay 7 1 1 2 1 0 0 0 8 12.5
42 Ben Duffy 14 0 2 2 -3 0 0 0 7 0.0
59 Joel Chouinard 16 0 2 2 0 4 0 0 16 0.0
7 Darren Dietz 7 0 1 1 -2 10 0 0 4 0.0
47 Stefan Fournier 9 0 1 1 0 22 0 0 13 0.0
11 Nathan McIver 13 0 1 1 -2 34 0 0 6 0.0
26 Jordan Owens 3 0 0 0 -1 2 0 0 10 0.0
29 Robert Mayer 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
34 Dustin Tokarski 17 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0.0
BENCH 23 1 8 1
TOTALS 23 60 100 159 -11 404 17 3 669 0.088

 

# Goalies GP Mins W L SL SO GA GAA SVS SV%
34 Dustin Tokarski 17 963:48 9 5 1 1 35 2.18 437 0.926
29 Robert Mayer 8 430:10 1 5 2 0 24 3.35 198 0.892
TOTALS 23 1405:06 10 10 3 1 64 2.73 635 0.908