bulldogs icecaps iiA goal from Carl Klingberg late in the second period broke a 2-2 tie led the St. and handed the St. John’s IceCaps a 4-2 win over the Hamilton Bulldogs Friday night at FirstOntario Centre.

Jason Jaffrey led St. John’s with 2 goals and 2 assists. His second goal came into an empty net. The other IceCaps goal was scored by Mike Cornell.

The Bulldog came back from a 1-0 deficit with goals by T.J. Hensick and Maxime Macenauer and held the lead briefly before St. John’s mounted their comeback with three straight goal.

Dustin Tokarski, in his first of a two-game conditioning stint with the Bulldogs, stopped 28 of 31 shots. Final shots on goal were 32-19.  Shots on goal in the third period were 12-2 for St. John’s.

The was the first of the last seven games the Bulldogs have failed earn at least a point.

The Bulldogs will play the the Texas Stars Sunday afternoon, their final game before a Christmas break.

Notes –

….This was just Hamilton’s 4th loss in regulation time over their last 16 games (9-4-3).

.Charles Hudon failed to register a point and fell to second in the AHL scoring race. Manchester’s Brian O’Neill recorded four assists in a 4-1 win over Worchester earlier in the evening. O’Neill has 34 points to Hudon’s 31.

.Hudon ranks second in the scoring race and Hensick 11th. They are the first Bulldogs players in the top 50 in the AHL scoring race since 2010-2011 when Aaron Palushaj finished 30th with a season total of 57 points (22g, 35a).

….This was the fourth and final season meeting between the two clubs.  In the four games the teams engaged in 10 fights; Greg Pateryn and Connor Crisp in this game.

…Defenseman Magnus Nygren missed his ninth consecutive game with an upper body injury.

…Healthy scratches were FWD Shane Bakker who is up from Wheeling on a professional tryout contract and defenseman Dalton Thrower.

...Thrower was activated medically cleared by the Canadiens earlier Friday and assigned to the Bulldogs immediately. Thrower, who was captain of the WHL Vancouver Giants last season, underwent ankle ligament surgery at the end of last season.

Joey MacDonald was called up by the Canadiens to backup Carey Price in Saturday night’s game against Ottawa.  At the same time C/LW Sven Andrighetto was recalled for the second time in ten days.

St. John’s IceCaps 4 at Hamilton Bulldogs 2
Friday, December 19, 2014 – FirstOntario Centre

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

1st Period-

1, St. John’s, Cornell 2 (Freibergs, Jaffray), 12:10 (PP).

2, Hamilton, Hensick 8 (Dumont, Tangradi), 16:23.

3, Hamilton, Macenauer 3 (Sorkin), 19:42.

Penalties-Dietz Ham (slashing), 10:44; Brassard Stj (unsportsmanlike conduct – helmet violation, fighting), 15:23; Crisp Ham (unsportsmanlike conduct – helmet violation, fighting), 15:23.

2nd Period-

4, St. John’s, Jaffray 2 (Lipon, Freibergs), 9:13.

5, St. John’s, Klingberg 9 (Jaffray, Albert), 18:24.

Penalties-Lipon Stj (fighting), 1:53; Pateryn Ham (interference, fighting), 1:53; Freibergs Stj (holding), 16:03.

3rd Period-

6, St. John’s, Jaffray 3 (Fredheim), 19:43 (EN).

Penalties-Hill Stj (holding), 13:02; Bowman Ham (cross-checking), 16:18.

Shots on Goal-St. John’s 9-11-12-32. Hamilton 8-9-2-19.
Power Play Opportunities-St. John’s 1 / 3; Hamilton 0 / 2.
Goalies-St. John’s, Hellebuyck 12-8-0 (19 shots-17 saves). Hamilton, Tokarski 0-1-0 (31 shots-28 saves).
A-2,881
Referees-Garrett Rank (48).
Linesmen-Jean Menard (12), Mike Hamilton (60).

Hamilton Bulldogs 2014-15 Individual Stats

# Player Pos GP G A PTS +/- PIM PP SHG SOG SH%
10 Charles Hudon C 29 9 22 31 9 32 3 0 59 15.3
17 T.J. Hensick C 29 8 17 25 4 2 0 0 63 12.7
27 Sven Andrighetto C 21 9 9 18 1 16 3 0 63 14.3
40 Gabriel Dumont C 29 7 10 17 -3 50 1 0 80 8.8
19 Christian Thomas RW 23 8 4 12 -8 8 2 0 57 14.0
11 Daniel Carr LW 29 6 6 12 3 8 0 0 64 9.4
15 Drayson Bowman LW 19 4 7 11 4 11 1 0 35 11.4
32 Magnus Nygren D 15 4 6 10 2 2 1 0 38 10.5
21 Nick Sorkin RW 24 2 7 9 -5 4 1 0 36 5.6
9 Mac Bennett D 22 4 4 8 1 2 2 0 20 20.0
28 Michael Bournival (X) C 7 3 5 8 6 4 0 0 20 15.0
2 Greg Pateryn D 29 2 6 8 2 37 1 0 33 6.1
25 Eric Tangradi LW 13 2 5 7 1 18 1 0 39 5.1
4 Davis Drewiske D 29 2 5 7 1 14 0 0 40 5.0
7 Darren Dietz D 28 2 4 6 2 16 0 0 25 8.0
12 Maxime Macenauer C 21 3 2 5 1 6 0 0 27 11.1
20 Jacob de la Rose (X) F 27 3 2 5 2 9 0 1 34 8.8
18 Jake Dowell F 29 1 4 5 -2 29 0 0 29 3.4
14 Rene Bourque (X) LW 4 2 2 4 2 4 1 0 17 11.8
8 Nathan Beaulieu (X) D 8 2 2 4 -2 9 0 0 20 10.0
5 Jarred Tinordi D 19 0 3 3 1 22 0 0 20 0.0
26 Joe Finley D 26 0 3 3 -2 63 0 0 22 0.0
23 Connor Crisp LW 16 0 1 1 -3 64 0 0 6 0.0
38 Shane Bakker F 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
29 Sahir Gill (X) LW 1 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 2 0.0
34 Dustin Tokarski G 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
3 Morgan Ellis (X) D 2 0 0 0 0 7 0 0 3 0.0
16 Bobby Shea (X) D 2 0 0 0 0 14 0 0 2 0.0
39 Joey MacDonald G 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
1 Mike Condon G 15 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
24 Jack Nevins LW 20 0 0 0 -6 67 0 0 8 0.0
BENCH 29 0 2 0
TOTALS 29 83 136 219 10 520 17 1 862 0.096

 

# Goalies GP Mins W L SL SO GA GAA SVS SV%
1 Mike Condon 15 907:21 7 6 0 0 35 2.31 440 0.926
39 Joey MacDonald 13 793:46 6 4 0 0 37 2.80 356 0.906
34 Dustin Tokarski 1 59:04 0 1 0 0 3 3.05 28 0.903
Totals 29 1778:44 13 11 0 0 78 2.63 824 0.914