Without David Desharnais and Max Pacioretty in their lineup, the Hamilton Bulldogs are having trouble scoring goals. They were shutout by the Adirondak Phantoms 3-0 at Copps Coliseum Saturday. The Bulldogs have scored a total of four goals over their last four games. They’ve lost three of the four games and now have fallen a point behind Manitoba in the North Division race.

Veteran Denis Hamel recorded his first hat trick of the season to lead the way.

Michael Leighton made 20 saves for his first shutout of the year.

Amont those in a slump, defenseman Brendon Nash has failed to score in 9 of his last ten games.  He did register four points on January 21st.  Forwards Ben Maxwell and Aaron Palushaj have just two points each their last five games.    Andrew Conboy remains in injury reserve with a knee injury. 

Scoring Summary:
1st Period:
1. ADK – Mike Testwuide – 5 (Dan Jancevski, Erik Gustafsson) – 3:11
2. ADK – Denis Hamel – 15 (Dan Jancevski) – 8:06

2nd Period:
3. ADK – Denis Hamel – 16 (Unassisted) – 14:07

3rd Period:
4. ADK – Denis Hamel – 17 (Eric Wellwood, Greg Moore) – 16:14 (EN)

Scoring:
Adirondack: 2-1-1-4
Hamilton: 0-0-0-0

Shots:
Adirondack: 5-9-5—19
Hamilton: 9-4-7—20

Goaltending:
Adirondack: Michael Leighton (20 shots, 20 saves)
Hamilton: Curtis Sanford (18 shots, 15 saves)

Power Play:
Adirondack: 0-for-4
Hamilton: 0-for-2

Attendance: 3,430

Three Stars:
1. ADK – Denis Hamel (3 goals, +3, 5 shots)
2. ADK – Dan Jancevski (2 assists, +4, 1 shot)
3. ADK – Michael Leighton (20 shots, 20 saves)

# 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 40 9 24 33 -3 28 6 0 123 7.3
23 Max Pacioretty (X) 27 17 15 32 4 20 7 0 132 12.9
28 Aaron Palushaj 40 8 21 29 6 22 2 0 78 10.3
4 Brendon Nash 48 3 20 23 10 41 3 0 53 5.7
10 J.T. Wyman 49 12 10 22 5 22 2 0 99 12.1
15 Kyle Klubertanz 45 6 13 19 -4 28 1 0 67 9.0
72 Mathieu Carle 41 8 8 16 12 24 2 0 73 11.0
20 Ryan Russell 48 7 8 15 10 25 0 0 88 8.0
26 Alexander Avtsin 34 4 11 15 3 10 1 0 57 7.0
3 Brett Festerling (total) 46 3 12 15 -9 54 2 0 61 4.9
  SYR 32 3 9 12 -10 41 2 0 48 6.3
  HAM 14 0 3 3 1 13 0 0 13 0.0
17 Dustin Boyd 21 14 0 14 0 8 6 1 80 17.5
22 Andreas Engqvist 43 6 8 14 6 12 1 0 78 7.7
32 Frederic St. Denis 48 1 13 14 8 18 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 43 3 9 12 -9 57 0 0 94 3.2
14 Olivier Fortier 37 7 4 11 -5 11 5 0 47 14.9
25 Ryan White 32 3 8 11 -5 75 1 0 60 5.0
5 Alex Henry 49 0 8 8 1 72 0 0 22 0.0
61 Hunter Bishop 18 2 2 4 4 4 0 0 25 8.0
18 Dany Masse 8 1 1 2 1 4 0 0 10 10.0
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 32 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 48 0 0 0 -8 111 0 0 20 0.0
  BENCH 49 5       12     5  

 

# Goalies GP Mins W L SL SO GA GAA SVS SV%
1 Curtis Sanford 32 1831 19 10 1 5 53 1.74 797 0.938
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 49 2975 28 17 4 5 109 2.20 1261 0.920