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BULLDOGS WIN SIXTH STRAIGHT, DROP AMERICANS 2-1

By: Hamilton Bulldogs
01/10/2014 9:13 PM -

ROCHESTER, NEW YORK – The Hamilton Bulldogs went a perfect 10-for-10 on the penalty kill, while defenceman Nathan Beaulieu and forward Justin Courtnall scored as the ‘Dogs (18-14-0-4) extended their season-high winning streak to six games with a 2-1 victory over the Rochester Americans (14-14-3-3) on Friday evening at Blue Cross Arena in Rochester, New York. With the win, Hamilton also bumped its point streak to a season-best seven games.

Beaulieu squeaked a wrist shot past Amerks goaltender Matt Hackett on the power play to get Hamilton on the board first just 6:57 into the first period. Beaulieu’s third goal of the year was assisted by forwards Martin St. Pierre and Sven Andrighetto.

Hamilton’s lead was extended to 2-0 at 6:08 of the middle frame when a weird bounce in front of the net fooled Hackett. Courtnall was credited with his fourth goal of the season on the play, with an assist to forward Louis Leblanc.

Americans forward Dan Catenacci broke Bulldogs goaltender Dustin Tokarski’s shutout bid with 5:45 remaining in the third period. Forwards Tim Schaller and Joel Armia earned assists on the play.

Tokarski made 19 saves on 20 shots in the Bulldogs net in the win. Hackett made 17 saves on 19 shots for the Americans in the loss.

The Bulldogs went 1-for-4 on the power play, while the Americans went 0-for-10.

Scoring Summary:

1st Period:
1. HAM – Nathan Beaulieu – 3 – (Martin St. Pierre, Sven Andrighetto) – 6:57 (PP)

2nd Period:
2. HAM – Justin Courtnall – 4 – (Louis Leblanc) – 6:08

3rd Period:
3. RCH – Dan Catenacci – 4 – (Tim Schaller, Joel Armia) – 14:15

Scoring:
Hamilton: 1-1-0
Rochester: 0-0-1

Shots:
Hamilton: 6-10-3--19
Rochester: 5-8-7--20

Goaltending:
Hamilton: Dustin Tokarski (W – 20 shots, 19 saves)
Rochester: Matt Hackett (L – 19 shots, 17 saves)

Power Play:
Hamilton: 1-for-4
Rochester: 0-for-10

Attendance: 8,124

Three Stars:
1. HAM – Nathan Beaulieu (One goal)
2. HAM – Dustin Tokarski (19 saves)
3. RCH – Dan Catenacci (One goal)

Dan Lawrie Insurance Premium Player of the Game: Martin St. Pierre

Hamilton’s next game is scheduled for Saturday, January 11th, when the ‘Dogs will host the Rochester Americans (AHL affiliate of the Buffalo Sabres) at Copps Coliseum at 7:00 p.m.

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