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.
….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
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.
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.
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).
Referees-Garrett Rank (48).
Linesmen-Jean Menard (12), Mike Hamilton (60).
Hamilton Bulldogs 2014-15 Individual Stats
|28||Michael Bournival (X)||C||7||3||5||8||6||4||0||0||20||15.0|
|20||Jacob de la Rose (X)||F||27||3||2||5||2||9||0||1||34||8.8|
|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|
|29||Sahir Gill (X)||LW||1||0||0||0||-1||0||0||0||2||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|