bulldogs marlies IIWith the teams playing 3-on-3 in overtime, Spencer Abbott scored the winning goal on a breakaway as the Toronto Marlies edged the Hamilton Bulldogs 3-2 Friday night in Hamilton.

Other Marlie goals were scored Patrick Watling and Josh Leivo.  For the Bulldogs it was Michael Bournival and Sven Andrighetto.  Charles Hudon drew assists on both goals.

Joey MacDonald was in goal for Hamilton.  Final shots were 31-29 in favour of the Bulldogs.

The Bulldogs complete their weekend schedule with a game at home against the Rockford IceHogs Saturday night.


…. Under new AHL rules teams will play a seven minute overtime period starting at 4-on-4.  On the first whistle after the three minute mark it becomes 3-on-3 for the remaining time.  If still tied at the end of overtime, a shootout will occur.

….In the overtime the teams totaled nine shots on goal.  There were three breaaways and four two-on-one breaks.

….At this writing, ten AHL games had gone to overtime so far this season.   Only one reached the shootout stage.

….Sven Andrighetto recorded eight shots on goal in the game.

….Bulldogs Scratches – D-Morgan Ellis; D-Bobby Shea; C-Maxime Macenauer;  LW-Jack Nevins.

….The Hamilton injury list includes rookie defenseman Dalton Thrower plus forwards Connor Crisp,  and Stefan Fournier.  All of the injuries occurred in training camp and the players are not currently on the Hamilton roster.

….Rookie defenseman Mac Bennett was paired with Greg Pateryn for the first time since they were teammates with the University of Michigan Wolverines 2011-2012.

….Other defense pairings – Darren Dietz/Joe Finley  – Magnus Nygren/Davis Drewiske

….The Bulldogs forward lines were – Andrighetto/Bournival/Hudon  – Gabriel Dumont/Daniel Carr/Jake Dowell  –  Jacob de la Rose/Drayson Bowman/Eric Tangradi  – T.J. Hensick/Christian Thomas/Nick Sorkin.

….With two assists in the game, rookie Charles Hudon has four points in his first two professional games.

….This was the first of 12 meetings between the Bulldogs and Marlies this season.

…..In other AHL news – Former Canadiens goaltender Peter Budaj was the losing goaltender in aSt. John’s 2-1 home overtime loss to Wilkes-Barre.  Budaj stopped 28 of 30 shots.

The Box Score

Friday, October 17, 2014 – FirstOntario Centre

Toronto 0 1 1 1 – 3
Hamilton 1 1 0 0 – 2

1st Period-

1, Hamilton, Bournival 1 (Drewiske, Hudon), 6:01.

Penalties-Smith Tor (slashing), 1:41; McKegg Tor (holding), 6:16.

2nd Period-

2, Toronto, Watling 1 (Abbott, Granberg), 8:35.

3, Hamilton, Andrighetto 1 (Bowman, Hudon), 12:39 (PP).

Penalties-Drewiske Ham (interference), 0:43; Leivo Tor (fighting), 5:42; Dumont Ham (fighting), 5:42; Granberg Tor (hooking), 11:05.

3rd Period-

4, Toronto, Leivo 1 (Smith), 3:04.

Penalties-Dumont Ham (hooking), 5:35.

OT Period-

5, Toronto, Abbott 1 (Nilsson), 5:31.

Penalties-Tangradi Ham (misconduct), 4:29.

Shots on Goal-
Toronto 7-10-8-4-29. Hamilton 6-12-8-5-31.
Power Play Opportunities-Toronto 0 / 2; Hamilton 1 / 3.
Goalies-Toronto, Bibeau 0-1-0 (31 shots-29 saves). Hamilton, MacDonald 1-0-0 (29 shots-26 saves).
Referees-Trevor Hanson (47).
LinesmenKevin Hastings (61), Mike Harrington (11).