Chris Mueller’s 22nd goal of the season at 1:33 of overtime gave the Texas Stars a come-from-behind 3-2 win over the Hamilton Bulldogs Saturday night at the newly named First Ontario Centre in Hamilton.
The Bulldogs took a 2-0 lead in the first period on goals by Nick Tarnasky and Louis Leblanc but Leblanc opened the door for the Dallas Stars affiliate when he took a bad slashing penalty in the final minute that put Hamilton down two players. Thirteen seconds into the second period Travis Morin’s 28th goal on the five-on-three started the comeback. Curtis McKenzie then tied the game up on another Texas power play midway through the period.
Texas outshot Hamilton 47-27 in the game including 4-0 in the overtime.
…..With the Bulldogs first goal, Nick Tarnasky ended a ten game drought. Louis Leblanc’s goal was his first in 11 games. For both of them it was their 10th goal of the season. The Bulldogs now have five players in double figures in goals.
…..With an assist on the Louis Leblanc goal Martin St. Pierre has points in his last five games.
….Leblanc was the Bulldogs best skater in the game. Along with his goal, he led the team with five shots on goal. Christian Thomas had four shots and last week’s AHL player of the week Sven Andrighetto took three.
…..The only injured member of the Bulldogs is defenseman Morgan Ellis (upper body-day to day). He has missed 14 games this season. Centre Robert Czarnik was not available because of the flu. The healthy scratches were defenseman Nathan McIver and centre Jordan Owens.
…..Dorval native Stefan Fournier returned to the lineup after being a healthy scratch the previous two games. The right winger was involved in a second period fight with the Stars backup goaltender Francis Wathier.
…..The Stars were 2 for 5 on the power play. They have the league’s best at over 27%, 5 points more than the league’s second best.
…..The Bulldogs next game will be Monday when they host the San Antonio Rampage at 1.00pm.. The Rampage is a Florida Panthers affiliate.
Saturday, February 15, 2014 – FirstOntario Centre
Texas 0 2 0 1 – 3
Hamilton 2 0 0 0 – 2
1, Hamilton, Tarnasky 10 4:03.
2, Hamilton, Leblanc 10 (St. Pierre, Holland), 16:32.
Penalties-Wathier Tex (fighting), 10:11; Fournier Ham (fighting), 10:11; Sceviour Tex (fighting), 13:55; Pateryn Ham (fighting), 13:55; Beaulieu Ham (high-sticking), 18:36; Leblanc Ham (high-sticking), 20:00.
3, Texas, Morin 28 (Mueller, McKenzie), 0:13 (PP).
4, Texas, McKenzie 17 (Mueller, Sceviour), 8:21 (PP). Penalties-Ritchie Tex (high-sticking), 4:33; Peters Tex (tripping), 4:50; Dietz Ham (tripping), 6:44; Mueller Tex (unsportsmanlike conduct), 9:01; Morin Tex (interference), 14:47; Chouinard Ham (tripping), 19:16.
Penalties-Pateryn Ham (interference), 10:37; Dowling Tex (hooking), 11:21.
5, Texas, Mueller 22 (Glennie, Nemeth), 1:33.
Shots on Goal-Texas 13-15-15-4-47. Hamilton 9-8-10-0-27.
Power Play Opportunities-Texas 2 / 5; Hamilton 0 / 5.
Goalies-Texas, Nilstorp 17-11-3 (27 shots-25 saves). Hamilton, Tokarski 16-12-2 (47 shots-44 saves).
Referees-Kendrick Nicholson (76), Jeffrey Ingram (25).
Linesmen-John Grandt (98), Cory Piche (22).
Hamilton Bulldogs 2013-14 Individual Stats
|93||Martin St. Pierre||46||8||26||34||-14||36||6||0||73||11.0|
|13||Steve Quailer (X)||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|
|70||Robert Czarnik (total)||31||1||4||5||-2||16||0||0||38||2.6|
|19||Akim Aliu (X)||14||3||1||4||-6||18||0||0||22||13.6|
|55||Stephen MacAulay (X)||8||1||1||2||0||0||0||0||8||12.5|
|42||Ben Duffy (X)||15||0||2||2||-4||0||0||0||7||0.0|
|36||Myles Harvey (X)||2||0||0||0||-1||0||0||0||0||0.0|
|35||Mike Condon (X)||3||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0.0|
|19||Scott Zurevinski (X)||3||0||0||0||-1||10||0||0||0||0.0|