The Hamilton Bulldogs defeated the Toronto Marlies 2-1 on Friday night at Copps Coliseum. Ryan Russell scored both goals for Hamilton. With assists on both goals, David Desharnais took over the team point scoring lead by two over defenceman Yannick Weber, who failed to hit the scoresheet. Desharnais has scored at least a point in all eight Hamilton games this season – totalling 3 goals and 9 assists . Peter Delmas earned his first-career AHL win in his second start in professional hockey, stopping 32 of 33 shots.

After eight games, the Bulldogs record is 4-1-3.

Scoring Summary:
1st Period:
No Scoring

2nd Period:
1. HAM – Ryan Russell – 1 (David Desharnais, Aaron Palushaj) – 17:11
2. TOR – Christian Hanson – 1 (Jeff Finger, Juraj Mikus) – 19:53

3rd Period:
3. HAM – Ryan Russell – 2 (David Desharnais, Aaron Palushaj) – 1:24

Scoring:
Toronto: 0-1-0-1

Hamilton: 0-1-1-2

Shots:
Toronto: 9-15-9–33
Hamilton: 8-18-13–29
Goaltending:
Hamilton: Peter Delmas (33 shots, 32 saves)
Toronto: James Reimer (29 shots, 27 saves)

Power Play:
Hamilton: 0-for-1
Toronto: 1-for-3

Attendance: 4,020

Three Stars:
1. HAM – Ryan Russell (2 goals, +2, 2 shots)
2. HAM – David Desharnais (2 assists, +2, 2 shots)
3. TOR – Jeff Finger (1 assist)

# Player GP G A PTS +/- PIM PP SHG SOG SH%
51 David Desharnais 8 3 9 12 4 2 1 0 24 0.125
7 Yannick Weber 8 6 4 10 -1 10 3 0 27 0.222
19 Ben Maxwell 8 3 6 9 0 4 2 0 27 0.111
23 Max Pacioretty 8 1 7 8 2 6 0 0 36 0.028
4 Brendon Nash 8 2 4 6 3 8 2 0 8 0.250
12 Andrew Conboy 8 3 1 4 1 18 0 0 14 0.214
20 Ryan Russell 8 2 2 4 2 2 0 0 17 0.118
10 J.T. Wyman 8 2 2 4 -2 6 1 0 17 0.118
22 Andreas Engqvist 8 1 3 4 1 4 0 0 12 0.083
28 Aaron Palushaj 3 0 4 4 3 2 0 0 6 0.000
25 Ryan White 8 0 4 4 1 7 0 0 18 0.000
15 Kyle Klubertanz 6 2 1 3 3 2 0 0 10 0.200
32 Frederic St. Denis 8 0 3 3 0 2 0 0 5 0.000
26 Alexander Avtsin 2 1 1 2 3 0 0 0 2 0.500
40 Gabriel Dumont 8 1 1 2 -2 4 0 0 16 0.063
5 Alex Henry 8 0 2 2 -1 23 0 0 6 0.000
72 Mathieu Carle 8 1 0 1 3 6 0 0 8 0.125
85 Neil Petruic 2 0 1 1 -1 2 0 0 1 0.000
18 Dany Masse (X) 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0.000
45 Peter Delmas 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000
14 Olivier Fortier 4 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 1 0.000
35 Robert Mayer 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000
24 Ian Schultz 6 0 0 0 -1 9 0 0 5 0.000
44 Jimmy Bonneau 8 0 0 0 -2 21 0 0 5 0.000
  BENCH 8 0       4     0  
  TOTALS 8 28 55 83 15 144 9 0 265 0.106
# Goalies GP Mins W L SL SO GA GAA SVS SV%
45 Peter Delmas 2 125 1 0 1 0 4 1.92 56 0.933
35 Robert Mayer 6 368 3 2 1 0 18 2.94 130 0.878
  TOTALS 8 493 4 2 2 0 22 2.68 186 0.894

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