The Hamilton Bulldogs had another of those roster-depleting days leading up to a 2-0 win over the Americans in Rochester New York Wednesday.  Their top two scorers, Nigel Dawes and Aaron Palushaj were called up to the Canadiens and another forward, Gabriel Dumont was suspended ten games for a boarding incident on Sunday.

Andrew Conboy broke a scoreless tie at 14:05 of the third period and Alexander Avtsin scored into an empty net with three seconds left to account for the game’s scoring.  Drew MacIntyre stopped seventeen shots for the shutout.    It was the first of a six game Hamilton road trip.

The Bulldogs second goals was awarded to Avtsin when he was tripped while on a breakaway with the Rochester net empty for the extra attacker. 

Mathieu Carle drew an assist on Conboy’s goal and moved into a tie with Andre Benoit for most all-time points by a Bulldogs defenseman with 93.

With the win the Bulldogs moved into sole possession of second place in the North Division, one point behind front-running Manitoba with two games in hand.

There are now six players in the camp of the Canadiens who have played with this year’s Bulldogs including, along with Dawes and Palushaj,  David Desharnais, Yannick Weber, Ryan White and the now-injured Max Pacioretty.  Ben Maxwell, their top remaining scorer and Brett Festerling were traded.  And there are injuries.  Number one goaltender  Curtis Sanford has a long term back problem and  Ryan Russell is also on the sidelines with an upper body injury. 

Dumont Suspended

The American Hockey League today announced that Hamilton Bulldogs center Gabriel Dumont has been suspended for 10 games as a result of his actions in a game vs. Rochester on Mar. 13.
Dumont was suspended under the provisions of AHL Rule 28.1 (supplementary discipline) after receiving a major penalty for boarding at 3:44 of the third period.
Dumont will be eligible to return to the Hamilton lineup on Apr. 4.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011 – Blue Cross Arena

Hamilton 0 0 2 – 2
Rochester 0 0 0 – 0

1st Period-

No Scoring.

Penalties-No Penalties

2nd Period-

No Scoring.

Penalties-Taylor Rch (hooking), 4:44; Carle Ham (interference), 8:50; Klubertanz Ham (hooking), 14:47.

3rd Period-

1, Hamilton, Conboy 12 (Carle, Urquhart), 14:04.

2, Hamilton, Avtsin 5   19:57 (EN).

Penalties-Conboy Ham (bench minor – delay of game), 3:22; Fenton Rch (tripping), 12:44.

Shots on Goal-Hamilton 6-10-8-24. Rochester 9-6-2-17.
Power Play Opportunities-Hamilton 0 / 2; Rochester 0 / 3.
Goalies-Hamilton, MacIntyre 15-7-2 (17 shots-17 saves). Rochester, Plante 13-12-2 (23 shots-22 saves).
A-2,894
Referees-Chris Ciamaga (41), Jeff Smith (49).
Linesmen-Dan Murphy (21), Tim Kotyra (53).

# Player GP G A PTS +/- PIM PP SHG SOG SH%
19 Nigel Dawes (total) (X) 55 33 21 54 7 17 9 1 169 19.5
  CHI 47 27 17 44 2 17 8 1 145 18.6
  HAM 8 6 4 10 5 0 1 0 24 25.0
51 David Desharnais (X) 35 10 35 45 14 24 1 3 70 14.3
28 Aaron Palushaj (X) 57 17 27 44 15 30 5 0 134 12.7
19 Ben Maxwell (X) 47 11 29 40 -2 32 7 0 146 7.5
23 Max Pacioretty (X) 27 17 15 32 4 20 7 0 132 12.9
10 J.T. Wyman 66 15 16 31 3 30 2 1 133 11.3
15 Kyle Klubertanz 63 9 18 27 1 44 2 0 99 9.1
4 Brendon Nash 62 5 22 27 16 47 3 0 73 6.8
72 Mathieu Carle 59 10 15 25 16 36 3 0 108 9.3
12 Andrew Conboy 53 12 10 22 5 70 0 0 89 13.5
22 Andreas Engqvist 60 8 12 20 10 16 2 0 118 6.8
32 Frederic St. Denis 65 4 16 20 14 22 2 0 86 4.7
17 Dustin Boyd 34 15 4 19 1 16 6 1 108 13.9
20 Ryan Russell 54 9 9 18 13 48 0 0 100 9.0
26 Alexander Avtsin 49 5 13 18 3 22 1 0 80 6.3
40 Gabriel Dumont 60 5 13 18 -4 79 0 0 122 4.1
14 Olivier Fortier 54 8 9 17 0 18 5 0 80 10.0
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
5 Alex Henry 66 1 11 12 6 86 0 0 33 3.0
61 Hunter Bishop 30 4 4 8 8 10 0 0 44 9.1
18 Dany Masse 22 2 5 7 0 10 0 0 29 6.9
3 Brett Festerling 16 0 4 4 0 15 0 0 16 0.0
16 David Urquhart 21 0 4 4 3 8 0 0 10 0.0
24 Ian Schultz 38 2 1 3 -5 45 0 0 48 4.2
44 Jimmy Bonneau 63 1 1 2 -9 157 0 0 27 3.7
85 Neil Petruic 39 0 2 2 3 39 0 0 32 0.0
31 Drew MacIntyre (total) 27 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
  CHI 20 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
  HAM 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
1 Curtis Sanford 40 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 21 0 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 0.0
  BENCH 66 5       12     5  
  TOTALS 66 192 313 500 110 1031 52 5 2058 0.091

 

# Goalies GP Mins W L SL SO GA GAA SVS SV%
45 Peter Delmas (X) 2 125 1 0 1 0 4 1.92 56 0.933
1 Curtis Sanford 40 2273 22 13 2 5 73 1.93 963 0.930
31 Drew MacIntyre (total) 28 1586 15 7 2 0 73 2.76 733 0.909
  CHI 20 1135 12 5 1 0 55 2.91 529 0.906
  HAM 8 451 3 2 1 0 18 2.39 204 0.919
35 Robert Mayer 21 1215 9 10 2 0 62 3.06 501 0.890
  TOTALS 66 4064 35 25 6 5 157 2.32 1724 0.917