Max Pacioretty celebrated his 22nd birthday with a natural hattrick against the Toronto Marlies this afternoon but the Marlies were able to win the game 4-3 in a shootout. The shootout went seven rounds, during which Pacioretty also scored.

After early struggles to find the net, despite averaging five shots per game, Pacioretty now has seven goals and is comfortably in second place in Bulldogs scoring with 19 points after 17 games. David Desharnais picked up two assists in the game, giving him 22 points. The Bulldogs will play the Marlies again tomorrow afternoon in Toronto.

Hamilton Bulldogs 3 at Toronto Marlies 4 (SO) – Status: Final SO
Saturday, November 20, 2010 – Ricoh Coliseum

Hamilton 0 2 1 0 – 3
Toronto 1 1 1 0 – 4

1st Period-

1, Toronto, Scott 4   18:59.

Penalties-Dumont Ham (high-sticking), 4:32; Foster Tor (cross-checking), 7:50; Nash Ham (hooking), 14:18.

2nd Period-

2, Toronto, Rosehill 3 (Boyce, Scott), 3:48.

3, Hamilton, Pacioretty 5 (Maxwell), 8:53.

4, Hamilton, Pacioretty 6 (Desharnais), 17:48 (PP).

Penalties-Nash Ham (cross-checking), 5:13; Klubertanz Ham (delay of game), 7:00; Zigomanis Tor (hooking), 7:55; Carle Ham (holding), 13:19; Hanson Tor (tripping), 16:37; Henry Ham (interference), 19:21; served by Hodgman Tor (bench minor – unsportsmanlike conduct), 19:21.

3rd Period-

5, Hamilton, Pacioretty 7 (Wyman, Desharnais), 13:53.

6, Toronto, Engel 4 (Zigomanis, Scott), 18:56.

Penalties-Mayer Ham (tripping), 1:49; Brennan Tor (clipping), 4:46; Boyce Tor (hooking), 9:04.

OT Period-

No Scoring.

Penalties-No Penalties

Shootout – Hamilton 1 (Russell NG, Palushaj NG, Avtsin NG, Pacioretty G, Desharnais NG, Maxwell NG, Dumont NG), Toronto 2 (Scott NG, Engel NG, Crabb G, Boyce NG, Hodgman NG, Zigomanis NG, D’Amigo G).
Shots on Goal-Hamilton 12-15-6-3-0-36. Toronto 13-7-11-2-1-34.
Power Play Opportunities-Hamilton 1 / 5; Toronto 0 / 6.
Goalies-Hamilton, Mayer 4-3-2 (33 shots-30 saves). Toronto, Scrivens 1-0-0 (36 shots-33 saves).
A-4,457
Referees-Darcy Burchell (50), Ghislain Hebert (49).
Linesmen-Kevin Ferguson (31), Jesse Wilmot (19).

# Player GP G A PTS +/- PIM PP SHG SOG SH%
51 David Desharnais 17 6 16 22 6 8 1 1 42 0.143
23 Max Pacioretty 17 7 12 19 1 12 3 0 78 0.090
28 Aaron Palushaj 11 3 12 15 5 6 0 0 21 0.143
19 Ben Maxwell 17 4 9 13 -4 12 3 0 44 0.091
7 Yannick Weber (X) 15 8 4 12 -5 10 4 0 51 0.157
4 Brendon Nash 16 2 6 8 4 19 2 0 17 0.118
72 Mathieu Carle 17 5 2 7 6 14 1 0 22 0.227
25 Ryan White 16 2 5 7 -4 26 1 0 37 0.054
10 J.T. Wyman 17 2 5 7 -5 10 1 0 30 0.067
32 Frederic St. Denis 17 0 7 7 2 4 0 0 22 0.000
20 Ryan Russell 16 3 3 6 5 12 0 0 35 0.086
26 Alexander Avtsin 8 2 4 6 2 0 1 0 11 0.182
12 Andrew Conboy 12 3 2 5 1 25 0 0 16 0.188
22 Andreas Engqvist 16 2 3 5 1 8 0 0 24 0.083
15 Kyle Klubertanz 13 2 2 4 0 4 0 0 14 0.143
40 Gabriel Dumont 12 1 1 2 -2 11 0 0 21 0.048
5 Alex Henry 17 0 2 2 -7 38 0 0 10 0.000
14 Olivier Fortier 11 1 0 1 -2 7 0 0 5 0.200
85 Neil Petruic 6 0 1 1 1 4 0 0 6 0.000
18 Dany Masse (X) 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0.000
45 Peter Delmas (X) 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000
1 Curtis Sanford 6 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0.000
35 Robert Mayer 9 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0.000
24 Ian Schultz 10 0 0 0 -1 9 0 0 8 0.000
44 Jimmy Bonneau 16 0 0 0 -3 41 0 0 10 0.000
  BENCH 16 2       6     2  
  TOTALS 16 55 96 149 1 292 17 1 526 0.101
# Goalies GP Mins W L SL SO GA GAA SVS SV%
1 Curtis Sanford 6 364 5 1 0 0 10 1.65 135 0.931
45 Peter Delmas (X) 2 125 1 0 1 0 4 1.92 56 0.933
35 Robert Mayer 9 557 4 3 1 0 30 3.23 205 0.872
  TOTALS 16 1046 10 4 2 0 44 2.52 396 0.900