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MONSTERS DROP BULLDOGS 4-1

By: Hamilton Bulldogs
12/06/2013 9:25 PM -

CLEVELAND, OHIO – The Hamilton Bulldogs (10-10-0-3) allowed three power play goals on Friday night en route to a 4-1 defeat to the Lake Erie Monsters (12-9-0-1) at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio.

Lake Erie forward Colin Smith opened the scoring at 4:54 of the first period, assisted by forward J.T. Wyman and defenceman Daniel Maggio.

With Bulldogs forward Nick Tarnasky in the penalty box for interference, Monsters forward Joey Hishon notched a power play goal at 6:48 of the first period to put Lake Erie ahead 2-0, with assists from forwards Bryan Lerg and Mark Olver.

At 19:33 of the second period, Lake Erie defenceman Matt Hunwick scored on the power play to make it 3-0 Monsters, assisted by Lerg and Hishon.

Just 1:38 into the third period, Smith scored his second goal of the game, this time on the power play, to extend Hamilton’s deficit to four. Lake Erie forwards Paul Carey and Garrett Meurs collected assists on the play.

Bulldogs forward Maxime Macenauer spoiled the Monsters’ shutout bid on the power play with 3:15 to play in the third period, assisted by forward Louis Leblanc and defenceman Greg Pateryn.

Dustin Tokarski made 25 saves on 29 shots in the Bulldogs net in the loss. Calvin Pickard made 21 saves on 22 shots for the Monsters in the win.

The Bulldogs went 1-for-4 on the power play, while the Monsters went 3-for-6.

Scoring Summary:

1st Period:
1. LE – Colin Smith – 3 – (J.T. Wyman, Daniel Maggio) – 4:54
2. LE – Joey Hishon – 4 – (Bryan Lerg, Mark Olver) – 6:48 (PP)

2nd Period:
3. LE – Matt Hunwick – 3 – (Bryan Lerg, Joey Hishon) – 19:33 (PP)

3rd Period:
4. LE – Colin Smith – 4 – (Paul Carey, Garrett Meurs) – 1:38 (PP)
5. HAM – Maxime Macenauer – 2 – (Louis Leblanc, Greg Pateryn) – 16:45 (PP)

Scoring:
Hamilton: 0-0-1
Lake Erie: 2-1-1

Shots:
Hamilton: 9-6-7--22
Lake Erie: 9-12-8--29

Goaltending:
Hamilton: Dustin Tokarski (L – 29 shots, 25 saves)
Lake Erie: Calvin Pickard (W – 22 shots, 21 saves)

Power Play:
Hamilton: 1-for-4
Lake Erie: 3-for-6

Attendance: 7,497

Three Stars:
1. LE – Colin Smith (Two goals)
2. LE – Calvin Pickard (21 saves)
3. LE – Bryan Lerg (Two assists)

Dan Lawrie Insurance Premium Player of the Game: Maxime Macenauer

Hamilton’s next game is scheduled for Saturday, December 7th when they will travel to Toronto, Ontario to take on the Toronto Marlies (AHL affiliate of the Toronto Maple Leafs) at 5:00 p.m. at Ricoh Coliseum. The game will be broadcast live on Cable 14. The ‘Dogs return to Copps Coliseum on Sunday, December 8th, when they will host the Monsters at 3:00 p.m.

Hamilton Bulldogs flex tickets and group tickets are on sale now. Starting as low as $99 for a 10-ticket Holiday Flex Pack until the end of December, we have great packages available for you to enjoy more Hockey Unleashed!  For more information, call 1-866-DOGS-TIX or visit hamiltonbulldogs.com. Holiday Flex Packs are available for purchase at Mapleview Centre (900 Maple Avenue, Burlington), at the Bulldogs office (101 York Boulevard, Hamilton) at games or by calling 1-866-DOGS-TIX. Single-game tickets are available at the Copps Coliseum FirstOntario Box Office, online at www.ticketmaster.ca, or by calling 1-866-DOGS-TIX or 905-529-8500.

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