123 cometsBobby Sanguinetti scored in the 3-on-3 portion of the overtime and the Utica Comets defeated the Hamilton Bulldogs 3-2 Saturday night before an announced crowd of 5,028 at FirstOntario Centre.

A goal by the Comets Frank Corrado midway through the third period tied the game and paved the way for the overtime. The other Utica goal was scored by Cal O’Reilly.

Charles Hudon and Drayson Bowman scored for Hamilton.

Shots on goal were 29-28 for Hamilton.

With six games remaining in their regular season schedule, the single point allowed the Bulldogs to move one point ahead of the Toronto Marlies into ninth place in the AHL’s Western Conference and three points behind the Milwaukee Admirals who hold down the eighth and final playoff berth. The Bulldogs hold a game in hand over the Admirals. 10th place Toronto has one in hand over the Bulldogs and two on Milwaukee.

Notes

….In the new 3-on-3 portion of AHL overtime the Bulldogs are now 1 and 8. They are the only AHL team that has not had a game decided in a shootout this season.

…..The Bulldogs have lost seven in a row at home (0-4-3) and now below .500 for the season at FirstOntario Centre at 15-16-6 at First Ontario Centre.

…..In their 19th and final year in the City of Hamilton, the Bulldogs are facing the prospect of missing the AHL playoffs for the fourth consecutive year.

….With his 17th goal Charles Hudon has 55 points, one behind rookie scoring leader Connor Brown of the Toronto Marlies. Left Wing Daniel Carr remains the AHL’s top rookie goalscorer with 22.

….Like their parent Canadiens, the Bulldogs have big problems on their power play. They were 0-for ___with the man advantage in this game and they rank 29th in the 30 team AHL.

….The Bulldogs continue to be thin on their blueline. Along with Greg Pateryn on recall to the Canadiens, the injury list includes Davis Drewiske (wrist surgery); Jarred Tinordi (wrist) and Magnus Nygren (post concussion syndrome). Also missing is forward Michael Bournival with dizzy spells.

….Joey MacDonald returned to the Hamilton nets for the first time since he was hurt in a goalmouth collision at San Antonio March 22nd.

….The Canadiens assigned defenseman Brett Lernout to the Bulldogs after his WHL Swift Current Broncos team was eliminated from the WHL playoffs this week. The 6’4” Lernout was a 3rd round pick (73rd overall) in the 2014 entry draft. Lernout was not in the lineup against Utica.

….Hamilton returned defenseman David Makowski and goaltender Frank Palazzese to the Wheeling Nailers of the ECHL Friday.

….This was the seventh of eight scheduled meetings between the Bulldogs and Utica. They’ll meet for the final time Tuesday in Utica. The Comets are affiliated with the Vancouver Canucks.

Utica Comets 3 (OT) at Hamilton Bulldogs 2
Saturday, April 4, 2015 – FirstOntario Centre

Utica 1 0 1 1 – 3
Hamilton 1 0 1 0 – 2

1st Period-

1, Hamilton, Hudon 17 (Andrighetto, Shea), 6:56.

2, Utica, O’Reilly 9 (Shinkaruk, Conacher), 8:27.

Penalties-Bennett Ham (hooking), 4:19; Negrin Uti (slashing), 8:51; Tangradi Ham (roughing), 15:00; McNally Ham (cross-checking), 19:28; Clendening Uti (slashing, unsportsmanlike conduct), 19:43.

2nd Period-

No Scoring.

Penalties-Zalewski Uti (high-sticking), 7:54; MacDonald Ham (tripping), 17:04.

3rd Period-

3, Hamilton, Bowman 13 (Thomas, Hensick), 1:34.

4, Utica, Corrado 6 (Gaunce, Bancks), 10:59.

Penalties-No Penalties

OT Period-

5, Utica, Sanguinetti 16 (Conacher, O’Reilly), 4:02.

Penalties-No Penalties

Shots on Goal-Utica 9-7-8-4-28. Hamilton 7-10-8-4-29.
Power Play Opportunities-Utica 0 / 4; Hamilton 0 / 4.
Goalies-Utica, Cannata 3-1-0 (29 shots-27 saves). Hamilton, MacDonald 10-9-0 (28 shots-25 saves).
A-5,028
Referees-Darcy Burchell (42).
Linesmen-Mike Harrington (11), Jean Menard (12).

Hamilton Bulldogs 2014-15 Individual Stats

# Player Pos GP G A PTS +/- PIM PP SHG SOG SH%
17 T.J. Hensick C 69 18 37 55 -10 10 1 0 166 10.8
10 Charles Hudon C 70 17 38 55 10 62 3 0 157 10.8
40 Gabriel Dumont C 61 19 23 42 2 86 4 2 165 11.5
27 Sven Andrighetto C 54 14 27 41 -1 40 4 0 136 10.3
11 Daniel Carr LW 70 22 12 34 13 21 3 0 159 13.8
15 Drayson Bowman LW 57 13 17 30 -6 31 4 0 133 9.8
25 Eric Tangradi LW 42 12 17 29 9 54 3 0 120 10.0
21 Nick Sorkin RW 62 9 13 22 3 10 1 0 95 9.5
4 Davis Drewiske D 62 4 18 22 15 28 0 0 112 3.6
19 Christian Thomas RW 46 10 9 19 -10 16 2 0 113 8.9
7 Darren Dietz D 65 4 13 17 -4 55 0 0 62 6.5
18 Jake Dowell F 70 5 10 15 -6 59 0 1 80 6.3
2 Greg Pateryn (X) D 53 3 12 15 -1 56 1 0 78 3.8
20 Jacob de la Rose (X) F 37 6 5 11 7 11 0 1 49 12.2
9 Mac Bennett D 54 4 7 11 -3 10 2 0 58 6.9
12 Maxime Macenauer C 47 6 4 10 0 28 0 0 48 12.5
32 Magnus Nygren D 15 4 6 10 2 2 1 0 38 10.5
28 Michael Bournival C 12 3 6 9 4 8 0 0 34 8.8
29 Sahir Gill (total) (X) LW 37 3 4 7 0 6 0 0 32 9.4
HAM LW 25 2 2 4 -1 6 0 0 18 11.1
WBS LW 12 1 2 3 1 0 0 0 14 7.1
3 Morgan Ellis D 21 2 5 7 5 11 0 0 51 3.9
5 Jarred Tinordi D 44 1 6 7 9 36 0 0 53 1.9
6 Bryan Allen (total) D 36 1 5 6 -4 24 0 0 40 2.5
NOR D 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0
HAM D 34 1 5 6 -4 24 0 0 39 2.6
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
16 Bobby Shea D 18 1 3 4 -2 31 0 0 13 7.7
23 Connor Crisp LW 34 1 2 3 -5 102 0 0 12 8.3
26 Joe Finley D 53 0 3 3 -7 132 0 0 33 0.0
22 Stefan Fournier RW 12 0 1 1 -2 14 0 0 8 0.0
38 Shane Bakker (X) F 15 0 1 1 1 37 0 0 2 0.0
38 Josiah Didier D 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0.0
34 Dustin Tokarski (X) G 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
24 Brandon McNally LW 5 0 0 0 -3 2 0 0 3 0.0
36 David Makowski (X) D 7 0 0 0 -1 2 0 0 3 0.0
39 Joey MacDonald G 26 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0.0
24 Jack Nevins (X) LW 32 0 0 0 -8 88 0 0 13 0.0
1 Mike Condon G 43 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
BENCH 70 0 10 0
TOTALS 70 185 306 491 7 1099 30 4 2088 0.089

 

# Goalies GP Mins W L SOL SO GA GAA SVS SV%
1 Mike Condon 43 2561:37 21 16 0 4 98 2.30 1200 0.924
34 Dustin Tokarski 2 119:04 1 1 0 0 5 2.52 57 0.919
39 Joey MacDonald 26 1557:44 10 9 0 0 72 2.77 725 0.910
Totals 70 4279:23 32 26 0 4 184 2.58 1982 0.915