T.J. Hensick scored at 2:28 of overtime to give the Hamilton Bulldogs a 5-4 win over the Rochester Americans Sunday afternoon at First Ontario Centre.
The Bulldogs held a 4-1 lead at the end of the first period but the Americans fought back with three unanswered in the second period to tie the game.
Goaltender Mike Condon became the star of the game through the second and third period as Rochester outshot the Bulldogs 34-22. Overall the shots favoured Rochester 43-36.
Along with Hensick, Hamilton goalscorers were Rene Bourque, Jacob de la Rose, Greg Pateryn and Gabriel Dumont. For Rochester it was Luke Adam, Matt Ellis, Chad Ruhwedl and Jake McCabe.
After being a healthy scratch in the Bulldogs final game in Newfoundland last weekend, Sven Andrighetto responded by assisting on three straight first period goals and finished the game with six shots on goal.
With the win, after 15 games the Bulldogs have a record of 6-7-2 and 14 points. They are 10th in the AHL Western conference. Their next game will be at Utica New York on Wednesday.
….The goal for Rene Bourque was his first of the season anywhere. He had been assigned to the Bulldogs after failing to score a goalin 13 games with the Canadiens. Bourque also assisted on Hensick’s game winner.
….The Bulldogs paid tribute to former Norris trophy winner Harry Howell prior to the game. Howell is a Hamilton native.
….Hamilton scratches – D-Bobby Shea; RW-Nick Sorkin; C-Sahir Gill. Injured – LW-Jack Nevins; RW-Christian Thomas.
….Sven Andrighetto started the game on a line with Eric Tangradi and Gabriel Dumont.
….Mike Condon made a second straight start for the Bulldogs for only the second time this season.
….Charles Hudon picked up an assist in the game. With 4 goals and 10 assists in 15 games he remains in second place in AHL rookie scoring two points behind Providence forward and Boston first round draft choice David Pastrnak. His 14 points also leads the Bulldogs; one more than team captain Gabriel Dumont.
….Head coach Sylvain Lefebvre dressed seven defensemen and eleven forwards for the first time this season.
….This was Rochester’s third game in less than 72 hours.
Rochester Americans 4 at Hamilton Bulldogs 5 (OT)
Sunday, November 16, 2014 – FirstOntario Centre
Rochester 1 3 0 0 – 4
Hamilton 4 0 0 1 – 5
1, Rochester, Adam 7 (Ellis, Schaller), 9:18.
2, Hamilton, Bourque 1 (Hensick, Hudon), 11:35.
3, Hamilton, de la Rose 2 (Andrighetto, Tangradi), 12:05.
4, Hamilton, Pateryn 1 (Andrighetto, Bennett), 14:22 (PP).
5, Hamilton, Dumont 6 (Andrighetto), 19:47 (PP).
Penalties-Schaller Rch (slashing), 6:58; Pysyk Rch (delay of game – equipment), 12:31; de la Rose Ham (holding), 14:35; Larsson Rch (hooking), 18:30.
6, Rochester, Ellis 4 (Armia, Grigorenko), 6:55 (PP).
7, Rochester, Ruhwedel 4 (Larsson, Adam), 11:32 (PP).
8, Rochester, McCabe 1 (Larsson, Varone), 16:34.
Penalties-Bourque Ham (closing hand on puck), 2:39; Macenauer Ham (goaltender interference), 6:02; Finley Ham (interference), 10:35; Macenauer Ham (tripping), 15:22; Adam Rch (hooking), 15:32.
Penalties-Larsson Rch (slashing), 15:58; Hudon Ham (slashing), 15:58; Pysyk Rch (double minor – high-sticking), 18:14.
9, Hamilton, Hensick 3 (Bourque, Nygren), 2:28.
Shots on Goal-Rochester 7-18-16-2-43. Hamilton 11-11-11-3-36.
Power Play Opportunities-Rochester 2 / 5; Hamilton 2 / 5.
Goalies-Rochester, Makarov 4-4-0 (36 shots-31 saves). Hamilton, Condon 3-3-0 (43 shots-39 saves).
Referees-Tom Chmielewski (43), Michael Mullen (18).
Linesmen-Kevin Ferguson (31), Paul Reid (62).
Hamilton Bulldogs 2014-15 Individual Stats
|15||Drayson Bowman (X)||11||2||4||6||1||5||1||0||20||10.0|
|28||Michael Bournival (X)||4||1||3||4||3||2||0||0||14||7.1|
|20||Jacob de la Rose||15||2||1||3||-2||9||0||1||15||13.3|
|8||Nathan Beaulieu (X)||2||1||0||1||1||9||0||0||4||25.0|
|3||Morgan Ellis (X)||2||0||0||0||0||7||0||0||3||0.0|