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STARS BLANK BULLDOGS 4-0

By: Hamilton Bulldogs
03/25/2014 9:11 PM -

CEDAR PARK, TEXAS – Hamilton Bulldogs goaltender Devan Dubnyk made 36 saves, but the rest of the Bulldogs couldn’t muster any offence to help him out as the Texas Stars shutout the ‘Dogs 4-0 on Tuesday evening at Cedar Park Center in Cedar Park, Texas.

After a scoreless first period, Stars forward Justin Dowling opened the scoring at 9:35 of the second period with a wrist shot from the slot. Forward Brett Ritchie and defenceman Cameron Gaunce notched assists.

Just under five minutes later, Texas forward Taylor Peters hammered a one-timer past Dubnyk to make it 2-0 Stars. Forward Matej Stransky had the only assist on the play.

Two minutes into the third period, Dowling drove hard to the net and slipped his second goal of the night past Dubnyk to extend his team’s lead to 3-0. Ritchie and forward Mike Hedden drew assists.

Midway through the final frame, forward Scott Glennie made it 4-0, with assists from defencemen Patrik Nemeth and Derek Meech.

Dubnyk made 36 saves on 40 shots in the Bulldogs net in the loss. Cristopher Nilstorp stopped all 20 shots he faced for the Stars in the win.

Hamilton went 0-for-1 on the power play, while Texas went 0-for-2.

Scoring Summary:

1st Period:
No scoring

2nd Period:
1. TEX – Justin Dowling – 8 – (Brett Ritchie, Cameron Gaunce) – 9:35
2. TEX – Taylor Peters – 7 – (Matej Stransky) – 14:08

3rd Period:
3. TEX – Justin Dowling – 9 – (Brett Ritchie, Mike Hedden) – 2:04
4. TEX – Scott Glennie – 13 – (Patrik Nemeth, Derek Meech) – 10:24

Scoring:
Hamilton: 0-0-0
Texas: 0-2-2

Shots:
Hamilton: 6-8-6--20
Texas: 12-21-7--40

Goaltending:
Hamilton: Devan Dubnyk (L – 40 shots, 36 saves)
Texas: Cristopher Nilstorp (W – 20 shots, 20 saves)

Power Play:
Hamilton: 0-for-1
Texas: 0-for-2

Attendance: 3,021

Three Stars:
1. TEX – Justin Dowling (Two goals)
2. TEX – Cristopher Nilstorp (20 saves)
3. TEX – Brett Ritchie (Two assists)

Dan Lawrie Insurance Premium Player of the Game: Mike Blunden

Hamilton’s next game is scheduled for Friday, March 28th, when the ‘Dogs will visit the San Antonio Rampage (AHL affiliate of the Florida Panthers) at AT&T Center at 8:30 p.m. The Bulldogs return to FirstOntario Centre on Saturday, April 12th when they will host the Rochester Americans (AHL affiliate of the Buffalo Sabres) at 7:00 p.m.

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