The Hamilton Bulldogs dropped a 4-3 overtime decision to the Rockford Icehogs near Chicago Friday night. 

The Bulldogs came from behind a 3-1 deficit with two third period goals to force the overtime period. 
Defenseman Neil Petruic initially gave the Bulldogs a 1-0 lead 5:52 into the game, but Rockford scored the game’s next three goals to take the 3-1 advantage.
Nigel Dawes  brought the Bulldogs within 3-2 with his 34th goal of the season at the 14:09 mark, and Andreas Engqvist tied it up just 43 seconds later. Dawes and Engqvist had  been returned to the Bulldogs by the Canadiens the day before. 
With the point earned, Hamilton (36-26-2-6, 80 points) moved into a three-way tie for third place in the North Division along with Toronto and Grand Rapids. The Bulldogs are percentage points ahead by virtue of having played three fewer games than both the Marlies and Griffins.

Hamilton 1 0 2 0 – 3
Rockford 0 2 1 1 – 4

1st Period-

1, Hamilton, Petruic 1 (Henry, Fortier), 5:52.

Penalties-Palushaj Ham (goaltender interference), 3:05; Bollig Rfd (holding), 12:36; Klinkhammer Rfd (delay of game), 13:01.

2nd Period-

2, Rockford, Makarov 11 (Hagel, Brophey), 7:30.

3, Rockford, Klinkhammer 13 (Taffe, Cullimore), 18:53

Penalties-Taffe Rfd (tripping), 2:47; Wyman Ham (tripping), 4:06.

3rd Period-,

Rockford, Brophey 10 (Makarov, Cullimore), 3:58 (SH).

5, Hamilton, Dawes 34 (St. Denis, Engqvist), 14:09.

6, Hamilton, Engqvist 9 (Boyd), 14:52.

Penalties-Brookbank Rfd (slashing), 2:49; Brophey Rfd (tripping), 7:30; Brophey Rfd (major – checking to the head, game misconduct – checking to the head), 9:35; Nash Ham (slashing), 12:29.

OT Period-7, Rockford, Taffe 25 (LeBlanc), 1:46. Penalties-No Penalties

Shots on Goal-Hamilton 12-11-8-0-31. Rockford 8-15-8-2-33.
Power Play Opportunities-Hamilton 0 / 7; Rockford 0 / 3.
Goalies-Hamilton, MacIntyre 16-10-2 (33 shots-29 saves). Rockford, Toivonen 16-15-4 (31 shots-28 saves).
A-4,933
Referees-Ghislain Hebert (49).
Linesmen-Aaron Mills (23), Al Stensland (98).

# Player GP G A PTS +/- PIM PP SHG SOG SH%
19 Nigel Dawes (total) 56 34 21 55 5 17 9 1 172 19.8
  CHI 47 27 17 44 2 17 8 1 145 18.6
  HAM 9 7 4 11 3 0 1 0 27 25.9
51 David Desharnais (X) 35 10 35 45 14 24 1 3 70 14.3
28 Aaron Palushaj 58 17 27 44 14 32 5 0 136 12.5
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 70 15 17 32 1 32 2 1 139 10.8
72 Mathieu Carle 62 11 16 27 13 36 4 0 109 10.1
15 Kyle Klubertanz 66 9 18 27 0 44 2 0 106 8.5
4 Brendon Nash 65 5 22 27 14 49 3 0 74 6.8
22 Andreas Engqvist 63 9 14 23 7 16 2 0 124 7.3
12 Andrew Conboy 55 12 10 22 4 97 1 0 95 12.6
17 Dustin Boyd 37 16 5 21 0 16 6 1 117 13.7
32 Frederic St. Denis 66 4 17 21 15 22 2 0 90 4.4
20 Ryan Russell 55 9 9 18 14 48 0 0 102 8.8
14 Olivier Fortier 58 8 10 18 0 20 5 0 87 9.2
26 Alexander Avtsin 52 5 13 18 1 22 1 0 85 5.9
40 Gabriel Dumont 60 5 13 18 -4 79 0 0 122 4.1
5 Alex Henry 70 1 12 13 4 88 0 0 35 2.9
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
61 Hunter Bishop 34 4 4 8 7 10 0 0 55 7.3
18 Dany Masse 26 2 5 7 -2 14 0 0 31 6.5
16 David Urquhart 23 0 5 5 1 8 0 0 12 0.0
3 Brett Festerling 16 0 4 4 0 15 0 0 16 0.0
24 Ian Schultz 42 2 1 3 -6 47 0 0 51 3.9
85 Neil Petruic 43 1 2 3 2 43 0 0 37 2.7
44 Jimmy Bonneau 67 1 1 2 -9 164 0 0 29 3.4
31 Drew MacIntyre (total) 31 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
  CHI 20 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
  HAM 11 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 70 5       12     5  
  TOTALS 70 197 322 514 85 1085 54 5 2144 0.090

 

# Goalies GP Mins W L SOL 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) 31 1767 16 10 2 1 81 2.75 828 0.911
  CHI 20 1135 12 5 1 0 55 2.91 529 0.906
  HAM 11 632 4 5 1 1 26 2.47 299 0.920
35 Robert Mayer 21 1215 9 10 2 0 62 3.06 501 0.890
  TOTALS 70 4245 36 28 6 6 165 2.33 1819 0.917