Ryan White’s third goal of the season broke a 1-1 tie and gave the Hamilton Bulldogs a narrow 2-1 win in Grand Rapids Michigan on Friday night. The winning goal came with just over five minutes remaining in regulation time.

Ryan Russell scored the other goal for Hamilton.

The victory ended a two game Bulldogs losing streak.

AHL All-star veteran goaltender Curtis Sanford stopped 24 of 25 shots to bring his season record to 18-9-1. He leads the American Hockey League with a  1.69 goals-against average and a .940 save percentage. 

The Bulldogs will play Adirondak at home Saturday in a 5.00pm game..

Hamilton 0 1 1 – 2
Grand Rapids 1 0 0 – 1

1st Period-

1, Grand Rapids, Keefe 3 (Janik, Raedeke), 15:03.

Penalties-Bonneau Ham (fighting), 11:08; Amadio Gr (fighting), 11:08.

2nd Period-

2, Hamilton, Russell 7 (Maxwell, Palushaj), 18:21.

Penalties-Palushaj Ham (holding), 1:20; Filppula Gr (hooking), 8:58; Amadio Gr (interference), 12:03.

3rd Period-

3, Hamilton, White 3 (Wyman), 14:35.

Penalties-Avtsin Ham (hooking), 2:57; Ehrhardt Gr (holding), 8:18.

Shots on Goal-Hamilton 12-16-7-35. Grand Rapids 10-4-11-25.
Power Play Opportunities-Hamilton 0 / 3; Grand Rapids 0 / 2.
Goalies-Hamilton, Sanford 18-9-1 (25 shots-24 saves). Grand Rapids, Pearce 7-3-2 (35 shots-33 saves).
A-6,580
Referees-Jamie Koharski (84).
Linesmen-Jared Hoffmeyer (91), Chris Libett (19).

# 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
19 Ben Maxwell 39 9 24 33 -1 26 6 0 120 7.5
23 Max Pacioretty (X) 27 17 15 32 4 20 7 0 132 12.9
28 Aaron Palushaj 39 8 21 29 6 22 2 0 78 10.3
4 Brendon Nash 47 3 20 23 12 41 3 0 52 5.8
10 J.T. Wyman 48 12 10 22 6 22 2 0 99 12.1
15 Kyle Klubertanz 44 6 13 19 -3 28 1 0 67 9.0
72 Mathieu Carle 40 8 8 16 14 24 2 0 72 11.1
20 Ryan Russell 47 7 8 15 10 25 0 0 85 8.2
26 Alexander Avtsin 33 4 11 15 4 10 1 0 55 7.3
3 Brett Festerling (total) 45 3 12 15 -7 49 2 0 59 5.1
  SYR 32 3 9 12 -10 41 2 0 48 6.3
  HAM 13 0 3 3 3 8 0 0 11 0.0
17 Dustin Boyd 20 14 0 14 1 8 6 1 76 18.4
22 Andreas Engqvist 42 6 8 14 6 12 1 0 77 7.8
32 Frederic St. Denis 47 1 13 14 9 14 1 0 68 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 42 3 9 12 -7 57 0 0 94 3.2
14 Olivier Fortier 37 7 4 11 -5 11 5 0 47 14.9
25 Ryan White 31 3 8 11 -4 68 1 0 59 5.1
5 Alex Henry 48 0 8 8 1 72 0 0 22 0.0
61 Hunter Bishop 17 2 2 4 4 4 0 0 24 8.3
18 Dany Masse 7 1 1 2 3 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 31 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 47 0 0 0 -6 109 0 0 20 0.0
  BENCH 48 5       12     5  
  TOTALS 48 142 234 371 69 738 43 4 1495 0.092
# Goalies GP Mins W L SL SO GA GAA SVS SV%
1 Curtis Sanford 31 1771 18 9 1 5 50 1.69 782 0.940
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 48 2915 27 16 4 5 106 2.18 1246 0.922