ice capsSven Andrighetto and Martin St. Pierre scored in the shootout and the Hamilton Bulldogs came from two goals back to defeat the St. John’s Ice Caps 4-3 Wednesday night.

The win staved off Hamilton’s official elimination from AHL playoff qualification for another night.

Mike Blunden’s goal at 1254 of the third period created the tie and forced the overtime. Also scoring for Hamilton were Greg Pateryn and Drew Schiestel. For St. John’s it was John Albert, Lyle McKinnon and Adam Lowry.  

The Bulldogs outshot the Ice Caps 4028.  Devan Dubnyk was in goal for Hamilton.

 Notes –

.With three games left in their season, the magic number for Bulldogs elimination remains one.  A point in the standings lost by Hamilton or gained by the eighth place Rochester Americans will eliminate them from the Calder Cup playoffs for the third consecutive season.

…..The goal for Pateryn was his 15th of the season leaving in second place among AHL defensemen behind behind the Toronto Marlies T.J. Brennan who has 22. Pateryn has nine points his last ten games (5 goals, 4 assists).

.This marked the end of the Bulldogs 9 game eighteen day road trip that started in south Texas and wound up in Newfoundland. The finished up with a 4-3-2 record on the trip.

.Game scratches – LW-Justin Courtnall C-Joonas Nattinen C-Jordan Owens; C-Rorbert Czarnik; D-Jonathan – all healthy. G-Dustin Tokarski; D-Nathan Beaulieu recalled by Canadiens. D-Darren Dietz (torn hamstring)

Wednesday, April 9, 2014 – Mile One Centre

Hamilton 1 1 1 0 – 4
St. John’s 2 1 0 0 – 3

1st Period-

1, St. John’s, Albert 25 (Gordon, Hill), 1:59.

2, Hamilton, Pateryn 15 (Blunden, Dumont), 13:41 (PP).

3, St. John’s, MacKinnon 11 (Hill), 15:35.

Penalties-Lunden Stj (hooking), 12:26.

2nd Period

4, St. John’s, Lowry 17 (Samson, Lipon), 17:39.

5, Hamilton, Schiestel 2 (Dumont), 17:56.

Penalties-Sorkin Ham (bench minor – too many men), 3:18; McIver Ham (interference), 5:35; Albert Stj (slashing), 5:57.

3rd Period-

6, Hamilton, Blunden 18 (Dumont, St. Pierre), 12:54.

Penalties-Leblanc Ham (hooking), 13:47.

OT Period-

No Scoring.

Penalties-No Penalties

Shootout – Hamilton 2 (Holland NG, Andrighetto G, Dumont NG, St. Pierre G), St. John’s 0 (Samson NG, Albert NG, Lipon NG, Jaffray NG).
Shots on Goal-Hamilton 11-12-15-2-1-41. St. John’s 9-11-6-2-0-28.
Power Play Opportunities-Hamilton 1 / 2; St. John’s 0 / 3.
Goalies-Hamilton, Dubnyk 2-5-0 (28 shots-25 saves). St. John’s, Beskorowany 6-2-2 (40 shots-37 saves).
A-6,287
Referees-Jon McIsaac (45), Garrett Rank (55).
Linesmen-Sheldon Keough (63), Jim Vail (75).

Hamilton Bulldogs 2013-14 Individual Stats

# Player GP G A PTS +/- PIM PP SHG SOG SH%
93 Martin St. Pierre 69 10 37 47 -17 48 6 0 101 9.9
27 Sven Andrighetto 61 17 25 42 -4 38 3 1 164 10.4
14 Mike Blunden 66 18 18 36 -7 79 4 0 173 10.4
40 Gabriel Dumont 71 18 17 35 -10 102 6 1 186 9.7
2 Greg Pateryn 65 15 19 34 4 65 7 1 142 10.6
20 Louis Leblanc 67 13 14 27 -3 63 1 0 148 8.8
92 Christian Thomas 52 11 15 26 -4 22 2 0 145 7.6
8 Nathan Beaulieu (X) 54 6 19 25 -17 33 4 0 142 4.2
12 Maxime Macenauer 71 9 15 24 -6 56 3 1 109 8.3
74 Nick Tarnasky 73 13 9 22 -17 130 4 0 110 11.8
37 Patrick Holland 55 6 11 17 -4 2 0 1 78 7.7
23 Joonas Nattinen 66 6 7 13 -5 22 0 0 59 10.2
44 Morgan Ellis 58 3 7 10 5 32 0 0 77 3.9
9 Justin Courtnall 61 6 3 9 -7 78 0 0 75 8.0
5 Jarred Tinordi (X) 47 3 6 9 -4 70 0 0 73 4.1
59 Joel Chouinard 64 2 7 9 -1 28 0 0 51 3.9
22 Drew Schiestel 46 2 6 8 -5 37 1 0 51 3.9
32 Magnus Nygren (X) 16 1 7 8 -9 14 1 0 47 2.1
47 Stefan Fournier (X) 40 2 5 7 0 86 0 0 47 4.3
26 Jordan Owens 26 1 5 6 -4 30 0 0 39 2.6
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) 35 1 4 5 -3 31 0 0 43 2.3
MCH 29 1 4 5 -2 16 0 0 38 2.6
HAM 6 0 0 0 -1 15 0 0 5 0.0
7 Darren Dietz 34 0 5 5 -3 49 0 0 33 0.0
19 Akim Aliu (X) 14 3 1 4 -6 18 0 0 22 13.6
18 Michael Bournival (X) 3 2 1 3 1 2 1 0 12 16.7
4 Davis Drewiske 18 0 3 3 -1 8 0 0 33 0.0
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
11 Nathan McIver 38 0 2 2 -8 100 0 0 21 0.0
48 Connor Crisp 5 1 0 1 0 2 0 0 4 25.0
34 Dustin Tokarski (X) 40 0 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 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
17 Brady Vail 5 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 4 0.0
21 Nick Sorkin 6 0 0 0 -3 2 0 0 10 0.0
41 Devan Dubnyk 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
29 Robert Mayer 27 0 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 0.0
BENCH 73 5 18 5
TOTALS 73 176 276 447 -134 1288 43 5 2217 0.077

 

# Goalies GP Mins W L SL SO GA GAA SVS SV%
34 Dustin Tokarski 40 2315:27 20 15 3 1 91 2.36 1041 0.920
35 Mike Condon 3 145:00 1 1 0 0 6 2.48 60 0.909
29 Robert Mayer 27 1547:49 9 14 3 0 74 2.87 707 0.905
41 Devan Dubnyk 8 414:58 2 5 0 0 23 3.33 191 0.893
TOTALS 73 4450:02 32 35 6 1 210 2.83 1999 0.905