The Lake Erie Monsters broke open a tie game with three unanswered goals in the third period en route to a 4-1 win over the Hamilton Bulldogs. The game was played in Cleveland. It marked the second time in seventy-two hours Hamilton was beaten by Lake Erie.  On Thursday, Lake Erie ended the Bulldogs six game winning streak with a 2-1 win in Hamilton.

Aaron Palushaj scored the lone goal for the Bulldogs, his eighth of the season.

G Curtis Sanford sits first in the AHL for goals-against-average with 1.72 and is tied for first in save percentage with Braden Holtby of Hershey with a .939SV%. Sanford is also tied in first for the league lead in shutouts with five tying Barry Brust of the Binghamton Senators, Jake Allen of the Peoria Rivermen and Braden Holtby of the Hershey Bears.

Rookie D Brendon Nash sits in the top five in two categories among all rookie skaters. He is currently tied for third in assists with 20 and is fifth in plus-minus with a +13 through 46 games.

Hamilton 0 1 0 – 1
Lake Erie 1 0 3 – 4

1st Period-

1, Lake Erie, Rissmiller 10 (Brouillette, Ford), 16:21 (PP).

Penalties-Klubertanz Ham (tripping), 9:12; Mercier Le (tripping), 10:35; St. Denis Ham (holding), 15:25; White Ham (high-sticking), 16:39; Carle Ham (boarding), 18:41.

2nd Period-

2, Hamilton, Palushaj 8 (Maxwell, Festerling), 18:56.

Penalties-White Ham (interference), 2:37; Olver Le (charging), 8:32.

3rd Period-

3, Lake Erie, Olver 20 (Mercier, Holos), 1:07.

4, Lake Erie, Walter 16 (Talbot, Chouinard), 9:56 (PP).

5, Lake Erie, Rissmiller 11 (Mercier), 19:04 (EN).

Penalties-Palushaj Ham (holding), 9:41; Olver Le (boarding), 10:36.

Shots on Goal-Hamilton 2-8-9-19. Lake Erie 14-11-13-38.
Power Play Opportunities-Hamilton 0 / 3; Lake Erie 2 / 6.
Goalies-Hamilton, Sanford 18-9-1 (37 shots-34 saves). Lake Erie, Grahame 13-8-2 (19 shots-18 saves).
A-11,132
Referees-Chris Ciamaga (41).
Linesmen-Mathieu Chenier (28), Ray King (55

# Player GP G A PTS +/- PIM PP SHG SOG SH%
51 David Desharnais (X) 35 10 35 45 14 24 1 3 70 14.3
23 Max Pacioretty (X) 27 17 15 32 4 20 7 0 132 12.9
19 Ben Maxwell 38 9 23 32 -2 26 6 0 117 7.7
28 Aaron Palushaj 38 8 20 28 5 20 2 0 75 10.7
4 Brendon Nash 46 3 20 23 13 41 3 0 51 5.9
10 J.T. Wyman 47 12 9 21 5 22 2 0 95 12.6
15 Kyle Klubertanz 43 6 13 19 -4 28 1 0 67 9.0
72 Mathieu Carle 39 8 8 16 15 24 2 0 69 11.6
26 Alexander Avtsin 32 4 11 15 4 8 1 0 50 8.0
3 Brett Festerling (total) 44 3 12 15 -8 49 2 0 59 5.1
  SYR 32 3 9 12 -10 41 2 0 48 6.3
  HAM 12 0 3 3 2 8 0 0 11 0.0
17 Dustin Boyd 19 14 0 14 2 8 6 1 74 18.9
22 Andreas Engqvist 41 6 8 14 6 12 1 0 75 8.0
20 Ryan Russell 46 6 8 14 9 25 0 0 81 7.4
32 Frederic St. Denis 46 1 13 14 8 14 1 0 66 1.5
12 Andrew Conboy 35 8 5 13 5 53 0 0 53 15.1
7 Yannick Weber (X) 15 8 4 12 -5 10 4 0 51 15.7
40 Gabriel Dumont 41 3 9 12 -6 57 0 0 92 3.3
14 Olivier Fortier 37 7 4 11 -5 11 5 0 47 14.9
25 Ryan White 30 2 8 10 -5 68 1 0 57 3.5
5 Alex Henry 47 0 8 8 0 72 0 0 22 0.0
61 Hunter Bishop 16 2 2 4 3 4 0 0 23 8.7
18 Dany Masse 6 1 1 2 4 4 0 0 9 11.1
85 Neil Petruic 23 0 2 2 3 21 0 0 15 0.0
16 David Urquhart 15 0 1 1 0 6 0 0 8 0.0
1 Curtis Sanford 30 0 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 0.0
45 Peter Delmas (X) 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
35 Robert Mayer 17 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0.0
24 Ian Schultz 26 0 0 0 -5 21 0 0 26 0.0
44 Jimmy Bonneau 46 0 0 0 -6 104 0 0 19 0.0
  BENCH 47 5       12     5  
  TOTALS 47 140 231 366 64 729 43 4 1460 0.093
# Goalies GP Mins W L SOL SO GA GAA SVS SV%
1 Curtis Sanford 30 1711 18 9 1 5 49 1.72 758 0.939
45 Peter Delmas (X) 2 125 1 0 1 0 4 1.92 56 0.933
35 Robert Mayer 17 1019 8 7 2 0 52 3.06 408 0.887
  TOTALS 47 2855 27 16 4 5 105 2.21 1222 0.921