04/13/2013 8:21 PM
Cleveland, Ohio – The Lake Erie Monsters defeated the Hamilton Bulldogs 3-2 on Saturday night at Quicken Loans Arena. Paul Carey and Tomas Vincour both had a goal and an assist for the Monsters.
The Monsters opened the scoring at 15:08 of the opening frame on a goal by Jamie MacQueen. Marc Hagel centred a pass to MacQueen who redirected the puck past Hamilton Bulldogs starting goaltender Robert Mayer.
Lake Erie grabbed a 2-0 lead at 16:27 of the first period as Carey threw the puck in front and Vincour batted in the bouncing puck.
The Monsters made it 3-0 at 11:09 of the second stanza on the power play as Vincour came flying into the zone down the right side and centred a pass to Carey who tapped the puck past Mayer.
The Bulldogs got on the board on the power play at 14:17 of the second period as Petteri Nokelainen redirected a shot through the legs of Lake Erie Monsters starting goaltender Calvin Pickard.
Hamilton came to within one at 16:57 of the second on a tally by Michael Bournival which was shorthanded as he went flying into the zone, got past a Lake Erie defender and put the puck through the legs of Pickard.
The third frame was scoreless and the Bulldogs outshot the Monsters 25-21 to end the game.
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1. LE – Jamie MacQueen – 3 – (Marc Hagel, Mike Connolly) – 15:08
2. LE – Tomas Vincour – 17 – (Paul Carey, Karl Stollery) – 16:27
3. LE – Paul Carey – 18 – (Tomas Vincour, Karl Stollery) – 11:09 (PP)
4. HAM – Petteri Nokelainen – 2 – (Danny Kristo, Joey Tenute) – 14:17 (PP)
5. HAM – Michael Bournival – 10 – (Brady Vail) – 16:57 (SH)
Lake Erie: 2-1-0—3
Lake Erie: 8-6-7—21
Lake Erie: Calvin Pickard (W - 25 shots, 23 saves)
Hamilton: Robert Mayer (L - 21 shots, 18 saves)
Lake Erie: 1-for-6
1. LE – Paul Carey (1 goal, 1 assist, 3 shots)
2. LE – Tomas Vincour (1 goal, 1 assist, 3 shots)
3. LE – Jamie MacQueen (1 goal, +1, 2 shots)
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