By: Hamilton Bulldogs
12/26/2013 3:50 PM
TORONTO, ONTARIO – Hamilton Bulldogs defenceman Greg Pateryn scored 3:53 into overtime to earn the ‘Dogs (13-14-0-4) first win in six games 2-1 over the Toronto Marlies (16-9-2-1) on Thursday afternoon at Air Canada Centre in Toronto, Ontario.
Hamilton led in shots on goal 12-4 after one period and 17-5 at the midway point of the second period before Joonas Nattinen opened the scoring at 9:59 of the middle frame with his fifth goal of the season, unassisted.
Toronto defenceman T.J. Brennan tied the game 1-1 on the power play with less than eight minutes to go in the third period, assisted by defenceman Stuart Percy.
In overtime, Pateryn put home a rebound off a shot by defenceman Jarred Tinordi to seal the win for Hamilton.
Dustin Tokarski made 18 saves on 19 shots in the Bulldogs net in the win. Drew MacIntyre made 38 saves on 40 shots for the Marlies in the overtime loss.
The Bulldogs went 0-for-7 on the power play, while the Marlies went 1-for-5.
1. HAM – Joonas Nattinen – 5 – (Unassisted) – 9:59
2. TOR – T.J. Brennan – 13 – (Stuart Percy) – 12:20 (PP)
3. HAM – Greg Pateryn – 5 – (Jarred Tinordi) – 3:53
Hamilton: Dustin Tokarski (W – 19 shots, 18 saves)
Toronto: Drew MacIntyre (OTL – 40 shots, 38 saves)
1. TOR – Drew MacIntyre (38 saves)
2. HAM – Greg Pateryn (One goal)
3. HAM – Joonas Nattinen (One goal)
Dan Lawrie Insurance Premium Player of the Game: Nathan Beaulieu
Hamilton’s next game is scheduled for Friday, December 27th, when the ‘Dogs will host the Toronto Marlies (AHL affiliate of the Toronto Maple Leafs) at Copps Coliseum at 7:30 p.m. The game will be broadcast live in high definition on Cable 14. The Salvation Army will be collecting new or gently-used outerwear items (coats, hats, mitts, scarves) at the game to be distributed to the less fortunate within Hamilton and area. The ‘Dogs will be handing out 2-for-1 ticket vouchers for all donations to the cause.
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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