Matt Keith’s  unassisted goal snapped a 2-2 tie at 19:15 of the third period, giving Abbotsford a thrilling 3-2 win over visiting Hamilton on Friday at the Entertainment & Sports Centre.
The Bulldogs grabbed leads of 1-0 and 2-1 on goals by Dustin Boyd and defenseman Mathieu Carle.   The Bulldogs, with Drew MacIntyre in their nets, were outshot 44-20.

For the second straight game, because of injuries and Canadiens re-calls, the Bulldogs had only seventeen skaters available, one short of the roster limit.

The division rivals will square off for a rematch in Abbotsford on Saturday night.  The Bulldogs remain in second place in the NHL’s North Division, three points behind Manitoba and one point ahead of Lake Erie and Toronto.

Scoring Summary:
1st Period
:
1. HAM – Dustin Boyd – 16 (J.T. Wyman, Mathieu Carle) – 13:28
2. ABB – John Armstrong – 8 (John Negrin, Tyler Ruegsegger) – 14:36

2nd Period:

3. HAM – Mathieu Carle – 11 (Andreas Engqvist, David Urquhart) – 4:06 (PP)
4. ABB – Chris Breen – 3 (Gaelan Patterson, Matt Keith) – 18:51

3rd Period:

5. ABB – Matt Keith – 19 (Unassisted) – 19:15

Scoring:
Abbotsford: 1-1-1—3
Hamilton: 1-1-0—2

Shots:
Abbotsford: 18-14-12—44
Hamilton: 6-9-5—20

Goaltending:
Abbotsford: Leland Irving (6 shots, 5 saves), Jean-Philippe Lamoureux (14 shots, 13 saves)
Hamilton: Drew MacIntyre (44 shots, 41 saves)

Power Play:
Abbotsford: 0-for-2
Hamilton: 1-for-5

Attendance: 3,461

# 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 68 15 17 32 2 30 2 1 136 11.0
72 Mathieu Carle 60 11 16 27 13 36 4 0 109 10.1
15 Kyle Klubertanz 64 9 18 27 1 44 2 0 100 9.0
4 Brendon Nash 63 5 22 27 16 47 3 0 74 6.8
12 Andrew Conboy 54 12 10 22 4 70 1 0 92 13.0
22 Andreas Engqvist 61 8 13 21 9 16 2 0 119 6.7
17 Dustin Boyd 35 16 4 20 0 16 6 1 112 14.3
32 Frederic St. Denis 65 4 16 20 14 22 2 0 86 4.7
20 Ryan Russell 54 9 9 18 13 48 0 0 100 9.0
26 Alexander Avtsin 50 5 13 18 2 22 1 0 82 6.1
40 Gabriel Dumont 60 5 13 18 -4 79 0 0 122 4.1
14 Olivier Fortier 56 8 9 17 0 20 5 0 83 9.6
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 68 1 11 12 5 86 0 0 34 2.9
61 Hunter Bishop 32 4 4 8 7 10 0 0 51 7.8
18 Dany Masse 24 2 5 7 -1 12 0 0 30 6.7
16 David Urquhart 22 0 5 5 1 8 0 0 11 0.0
3 Brett Festerling 16 0 4 4 0 15 0 0 16 0.0
24 Ian Schultz 40 2 1 3 -6 45 0 0 50 4.0
44 Jimmy Bonneau 65 1 1 2 -9 157 0 0 28 3.6
85 Neil Petruic 41 0 2 2 3 41 0 0 34 0.0
31 Drew MacIntyre (total) 29 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
  CHI 20 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
  HAM 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
1 Curtis Sanford 40 0 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 0.0
29 Sebastien Bisaillon 2 0 0 0 0 0 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 68 5       12     5  
  TOTALS 68 194 317 506 96 1037 54 5 2092 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) 29 1646 16 8 2 1 76 2.77 774 0.911
  CHI 20 1135 12 5 1 0 55 2.91 529 0.906
  HAM 9 511 4 3 1 1 21 2.47 245 0.921
35 Robert Mayer 21 1215 9 10 2 0 62 3.06 501 0.890
  TOTALS 68 4124 36 26 6 6 160 2.33 1765 0.917