03/02/2013 9:18 PM
Cleveland, Ohio – The Hamilton Bulldogs defeated the Lake Erie Monsters 2-0 on Saturday night at Quicken Loans Arena. Dustin Tokarski stopped all 31 shots he faced for his fourth shutout of the season and first as a ‘Dog.
The Bulldogs opened the scoring at 7:26 of the opening frame on a tally by Greg Pateryn who snapped a shot from the right point and the puck sailed by a plethora of bodies in front of the net and over the glove of Lake Erie Monsters starting goaltender Calvin Pickard. The ‘Dogs doubled their lead at 18:55 of the first period as Michael Bournival finished off a pretty passing play after a power play had just expired. The Bulldogs outshot the Monsters 10-6 after 20 minutes of play.
The second period was scoreless but Hamilton outshot Lake Erie for the second-straight period by a count of 12-11 for a total lead of 22-17 after 40 minutes.
The third stanza was also scoreless and the Bulldogs finished the game with a 2-0 victory. The ‘Dogs have now won seven of their last 10 games and improve to 13-0 when leading after two periods of play. Tokarski has stopped 139 of 146 shots in his five games as a Bulldog for a save percentage of .952.
The Bulldogs’ next game is against the Abbotsford Heat at Copps Coliseum on Tuesday, March 5th at 7:30 p.m. All ‘Dogs games will be broadcast on Hamilton's Funny 820 (AM 820). Fans can also listen to and watch all 'Dogs games on www.hamiltonbulldogs.com. Live coverage with the broadcast team of Play-By-Play Announcer Derek Wills (all home and away games) and Colour Commentator Al Craig (all home and select away games) will begin with the Pioneer Pre-Game Show 30 minutes prior to the scheduled start time.
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1. HAM – Greg Pateryn – 4 – (Jarred Tinordi, Kyle Hagel) – 7:26
2. HAM – Michael Bournival – 7 – (Mike Blunden, Joey Tenute) – 18:55
Lake Erie: 0-0-0—0
Lake Erie: 6-11-14—31
Lake Erie: Calvin Pickard (L – 28 shots, 26 saves)
Hamilton: Dustin Tokarski (W – 31 shots, 31 saves)
Lake Erie: 0-for-5
1. HAM – Dustin Tokarski (31 saves)
2. HAM – Greg Pateryn (1 goal, +2, 2 shots)
3. HAM – Michael Bournival (1 goal, +1, 3 shots)
Dan Lawrie Insurance Premium Player of the Game: Jarred Tinordi