By: Hamilton Bulldogs
10/12/2013 9:04 PM -
HAMILTON, ONTARIO – Grand Rapids Griffins forward Gustav Nyquist scored a goal, an assist and the only goal of the shootout as the Griffins topped the Hamilton Bulldogs 4-3 on Saturday evening at Copps Coliseum.
With Bulldogs goaltender Robert Mayer on the bench for an extra attacker, forward Akim Aliu scored with 11 seconds to play to force overtime, but Hamilton would only manage a single point in the shootout loss.
For the second straight night, Bulldogs defenceman Greg Pateryn opened the scoring in the first period, this time with a rip from the point, with assists going to defenceman Magnus Nygren and forward Martin St. Pierre. The goal, scored at 10:02, also marked Hamilton’s first power play marker of the season.
Grand Rapids replied midway through the second period when Nyquist put one past Mayer at 9:12, with defenceman Brennan Evans and forward Tomas Jurco drawing assists.
But nearly as soon as the Griffins tied things up, ‘Dogs forward Sven Andrighetto put Hamilton ahead again, 2-1, just 18 seconds later. Pateryn and forward Patrick Holland earned assists.
Late in the second, with Andrighetto in the penalty box for high sticking, Grand Rapids forward Calle Jarnkrok tied things up 2-2 on the power play at 18:01, with assists from Nyquist and defenceman Adam Almquist.
Grand Rapids took the lead 3-2 with their second power play goal of the game at 6:01 of the third period when forward Jeff Hoggan squeaked an off-the-post rebound past Mayer. Defencemen Nathan Paetsch and Alexey Marchenko earned assists.
Andrighetto and St. Pierre earned assists on Aliu’s late goal.
Grand Rapids outshot Hamilton 2-1 in overtime before Nyquist netted the winner in the shootout.
Mayer made 38 saves on 41 shots in the Hamilton net. Grand Rapids goaltender Petr Mrazek made 21 saves and 24 shots in the victory.
Hamilton went 1-for-3 on the power play, while Grand Rapids went 2-for-9.
Dan Lawrie Insurance Premium Player of the Game: Greg Pateryn
Hamilton’s next game is scheduled for Friday, October 18th, when they travel to Cleveland to take on the Lake Erie Monsters at 7:30 p.m. The Bulldogs next home game will be played on Tuesday, October 22nd at 7:30 p.m. when the Rockford IceHogs come to Copps Coliseum.
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