19 - Nigel Dawes

J.T. Wyman broke a 1-1 tie midway through the second period and the Hamilton Bulldogs went on to defeat the Adirondak Phantoms 4-1 before a crowd of 14,809 at Montreal’s Bell Centre.

Aaron Palushaj scored two goals, including an empty netter. Nigel Dawes, who was acquired from Atlanta in a trade yesterday, scored the other goal. Olivier Fortier had two assists in the game.

Danny Syvret scored the lone goal for the Phantoms.

It’s Only One Game but…….

…the player that seems to be closest to the NHL (outside of newcomer Nigel Dawes) is J.T. Wyman.

…the Bulldogs have been stripped of most of their offense because of callups by the Canadiens.

…Russian draft choice Alexander Avtsin showed signs of the skill that made him a 58 goal scorer with the Moscow Dynamo juniors but at the age of 19, lacks confidence at this level and probably would have been better served with a year in junior hockey.

….Left wing Ian Schultz, who came to the Canadiens as part of the Halak/Eller deal with St. Louis scored his first professional point in his 29th game.

….Defenseman Brendon Nash, who was called up to the Canadiens for two games earlier his month, did not stand out in this game.

….The Canadiens farm system appears to be in a development gap with a wave of NHL-ready players promoted and those left behind in need of at least another year of seasoning.

….Nigel Dawes scored his 28th goal of the season in the first period of his first game with the Bulldogs. His 45 total points instantly puts him in a points tie with David Desharnais for the team lead, even though Desharnais has been up with the Canadiens for almost two months.

Only the numbers game is keeping Curtis Sanford out of the NHL.  His goals against average is 1.92 and his save percentage .930. 

Friday, February 25, 2011 – Bell Centre

Adirondack 0 1 0 – 1
Hamilton 1 1 2 – 4

1st Period-

1, Hamilton, Dawes 28 (Engqvist, Carle), 7:01.

Penalties-Wyman Ham (roughing), 4:48; Clackson Adk (fighting), 9:50; Bonneau Ham (fighting), 9:50; Dumont Ham (roughing), 9:50; Holmstrom Adk (interference), 17:10.

2nd Period-

2, Adirondack, Syvret 9 (Wellwood, Moore), 5:01.

3, Hamilton, Wyman 13 (Masse, Conboy), 9:30.

Penalties-Stephenson Adk (hooking), 0:37.

3rd Period-

4, Hamilton, Palushaj 11 (Boyd, Fortier), 5:45 (PP).

5, Hamilton, Palushaj 12 (Fortier, St. Denis), 19:30 (PP EN).

Penalties-Testwuide Adk (hooking), 3:47; Jancevski Adk (hooking), 7:08; Kalinski Adk (roughing), 18:51.

Shots on Goal-Adirondack 6-9-6-21. Hamilton 8-8-13-29.
Power Play Opportunities-Adirondack 0 / 2; Hamilton 2 / 5.
Goalies-Adirondack, Backlund 7-13-3 (28 shots-25 saves). Hamilton, Sanford 21-13-2 (21 shots-20 saves).
A-14,809
Referees-Francis Charron (46).
Linesmen-Kevin Ferguson (31), Ryan Lachine (83).

# Player GP G A PTS +/- PIM PP SHG SOG SH%
19 Nigel Dawes (total) 48 28 17 45 3 17 8 1 147 19.0
  CHI 47 27 17 44 2 17 8 1 145 18.6
  HAM 1 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 2 50.0
51 David Desharnais (X) 35 10 35 45 14 24 1 3 70 14.3
19 Ben Maxwell 47 11 29 40 -2 32 7 0 146 7.5
28 Aaron Palushaj 48 12 23 35 8 26 4 0 102 11.8
23 Max Pacioretty (X) 27 17 15 32 4 20 7 0 132 12.9
10 J.T. Wyman 57 13 15 28 6 28 2 0 109 11.9
4 Brendon Nash 52 3 21 24 13 41 3 0 54 5.6
15 Kyle Klubertanz 53 7 16 23 -2 36 1 0 76 9.2
72 Mathieu Carle 49 10 11 21 10 28 3 0 90 11.1
32 Frederic St. Denis 56 4 15 19 11 22 2 0 78 5.1
17 Dustin Boyd 29 15 3 18 0 16 6 1 97 15.5
20 Ryan Russell 54 9 9 18 13 48 0 0 100 9.0
12 Andrew Conboy 43 9 8 17 5 59 0 0 66 13.6
22 Andreas Engqvist 50 8 9 17 9 14 2 0 89 9.0
26 Alexander Avtsin 39 4 13 17 5 10 1 0 62 6.5
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
40 Gabriel Dumont 51 5 10 15 -7 59 0 0 106 4.7
14 Olivier Fortier 45 7 6 13 -4 18 5 0 58 12.1
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
5 Alex Henry 56 0 10 10 5 77 0 0 27 0.0
61 Hunter Bishop 23 3 2 5 5 8 0 0 28 10.7
18 Dany Masse 13 1 2 3 -2 6 0 0 15 6.7
85 Neil Petruic 29 0 2 2 5 27 0 0 21 0.0
44 Jimmy Bonneau 56 1 0 1 -8 139 0 0 25 4.0
16 David Urquhart 18 0 1 1 0 8 0 0 9 0.0
1 Curtis Sanford 38 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 29 0 0 0 -6 21 0 0 30 0.0
  BENCH 56 5       12     5  
  TOTALS 56 166 273 434 73 889 49 4 1725 0.094
# Goalies GP Mins W L SOL SO GA GAA SVS SV%
1 Curtis Sanford 39 2253 21 13 2 5 72 1.92 958 0.930
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 56 3456 30 21 5 5 131 2.27 1446 0.917