The Hamilton Bulldogs slump continues. While team graduates David Desharnais and Max Pacioretty thrive in Montreal, the Bulldogs dropped a 3-2 decision to the Rochester Americans at Copps Coliseum Saturday afternoon. It was their fourth loss in a row and their sixth in the last seven games.    The four-game regulation losing skid is Hamilton’s longest since dropping seven in a row from Mar. 2-19, 2008.

Rochester’s Kenndal McCardle broke a 2-2 tie with a power play goal early in the third period to give the Americans the win.

Kyle Klubertanz and Mathieu Carle scored for Hamilton.

Saturday, February 12, 2011 – Copps Coliseum

Rochester 1 1 1 – 3
Hamilton 0 2 0 – 2

1st Period-

1, Rochester, LoVecchio 5 (Fenton, Selleck), 11:25.

Penalties-Wilson Rch (tripping), 11:38; served by Knackstedt Rch (bench minor – too many men), 19:14.

2nd Period-

2, Hamilton, Carle 9   6:22.

3, Rochester, Kostka 9 (Wilson, McArdle), 14:44 (PP).

4, Hamilton, Klubertanz 7 (Conboy, Wyman), 17:02.

Penalties-LoVecchio Rch (unsportsmanlike conduct), 10:03; Petruic Ham (unsportsmanlike conduct), 10:03; Grant Rch (roughing), 14:31; Bonneau Ham (roughing, roughing), 14:31.

3rd Period-

5, Rochester, McArdle 12 (Kostka, Wilson), 4:38 (PP).

Penalties-Petruic Ham (hooking), 1:09; Conboy Ham (tripping), 4:30; Robak Rch (holding), 6:16; Boyd Ham (hooking), 8:11; Duco Rch (goaltender interference, roughing), 18:14; Mayer Ham (roughing), 18:14.

Shots on Goal-Rochester 7-10-10-27. Hamilton 9-8-5-22.
Power Play Opportunities-Rochester 2 / 4; Hamilton 0 / 4.
Goalies-Rochester, Plante 6-9-1 (22 shots-20 saves). Hamilton, Mayer 8-8-2 (27 shots-24 saves).
A-3,032
Referees-Jamie Koharski (84).
Linesmen-Matt Traub (88), Kevin Ferguson (31).

# 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 43 9 25 34 0 30 6 0 133 6.8
23 Max Pacioretty (X) 27 17 15 32 4 20 7 0 132 12.9
28 Aaron Palushaj 43 9 22 31 8 26 2 0 84 10.7
10 J.T. Wyman 52 12 12 24 4 24 2 0 102 11.8
4 Brendon Nash 50 3 20 23 12 41 3 0 53 5.7
15 Kyle Klubertanz 48 7 14 21 -3 28 1 0 72 9.7
72 Mathieu Carle 44 9 8 17 12 26 2 0 79 11.4
20 Ryan Russell 51 8 9 17 11 29 0 0 95 8.4
3 Brett Festerling (total) 48 3 13 16 -10 56 2 0 64 4.7
  SYR 32 3 9 12 -10 41 2 0 48 6.3
  HAM 16 0 4 4 0 15 0 0 16 0.0
12 Andrew Conboy 38 9 6 15 4 55 0 0 59 15.3
26 Alexander Avtsin 34 4 11 15 3 10 1 0 57 7.0
32 Frederic St. Denis 51 2 13 15 10 18 1 0 69 2.9
17 Dustin Boyd 24 14 0 14 2 14 6 1 87 16.1
22 Andreas Engqvist 45 6 8 14 7 12 1 0 78 7.7
40 Gabriel Dumont 46 4 9 13 -7 57 0 0 99 4.0
7 Yannick Weber (X) 15 8 4 12 -5 10 4 0 51 15.7
25 Ryan White (X) 33 3 9 12 -5 77 1 0 61 4.9
14 Olivier Fortier 40 7 4 11 -4 11 5 0 50 14.0
5 Alex Henry 52 0 8 8 2 77 0 0 24 0.0
61 Hunter Bishop 20 2 2 4 4 4 0 0 26 7.7
18 Dany Masse 10 1 1 2 -1 4 0 0 12 8.3
85 Neil Petruic 25 0 2 2 2 25 0 0 19 0.0
16 David Urquhart (X) 15 0 1 1 0 6 0 0 8 0.0
1 Curtis Sanford 34 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 18 0 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 0.0
24 Ian Schultz 28 0 0 0 -6 21 0 0 30 0.0
44 Jimmy Bonneau 51 0 0 0 -9 117 0 0 21 0.0
  BENCH 52 5       12     5  
  TOTALS 52 149 243 387 59 801 43 4 1592 0.091
# Goalies GP Mins W L SL SO GA GAA SVS SV%
1 Curtis Sanford 34 1949 19 12 1 5 60 1.85 844 0.934
45 Peter Delmas (X) 2 125 1 0 1 0 4 1.92 56 0.933
35 Robert Mayer 18 1078 8 8 2 0 55 3.06 432 0.887
  TOTALS 52 3152 28 20 4 5 119 2.27 1332 0.918