10/26/2012 9:36 PM
Hamilton, Ontario – The Toronto Marlies defeated the Hamilton Bulldogs 5-4 in overtime at Copps Coliseum on Friday night. Simon Gysbers scored the game-winner in overtime and Keith Aucoin had three assists, while Brendan Gallagher scored his first professional goal for the Bulldogs.
The Marlies opened the scoring at 6:17 of the opening frame on a goal by Carter Ashton. Leo Komarov put the puck on Hamilton Bulldogs starting goaltender Peter Delmas who made the initial save. The rebound came out to the slot where Ashton put a backhander into the top corner of the net.
The Bulldogs quickly tied the score at 6:38 of the first period on a goal by Mike Blunden. Joonas Nattinen got the puck to Blunden at the goal line who squeezed the puck through the pads of Toronto Marlies starting goaltender Ben Scrivens.
The Marlies took the lead on a goal by Jake Gardiner at 8:51 of the second stanza. Gardiner got the puck at the left point and wired a shot which sailed over the left shoulder of Delmas into the top right corner of the net.
The ‘Dogs tied the game at two at 11:59 on a powerplay marker by Brendan Gallagher, which was his first professional goal. Steve Quailer put the puck on net and Gallagher jammed in the rebound from the top of the crease past Scrivens.
Hamilton took the lead at 17:37 of the second frame on a tally by Frederic St-Denis. St-Denis was streaking down the right wing and received a pass from Gallagher who was at the left circle. St-Denis then shot the puck over a sprawling Scrivens into the roof of the net.
Toronto tied the score at three on a goal by Greg McKegg on the powerplay at 18:18 of the second period. Keith Aucoin won the draw back to McKegg who stepped into the slot and snapped a shot past Delmas.
The Marlies took the lead at 5:34 of the third stanza on a goal by Mike Zigomanis. After receiving a pass from Nazem Kadri, Zigomanis cut in to the slot and roofed a backhand over Delmas.
Gabriel Dumont tied the score at four at 13:42 of the third period as he jammed the puck out of a scrum in the crease and past Scrivens.
The Marlies won the game at 4:05 of overtime on a goal by Gysbers. Yeo slid a pass from the right point to Gysbers at the left point who one-timed a shot over the right shoulder of Delmas.
The ‘Dogs next game is, Sunday, October 28th against the Abbotsford Heat at 5:00 p.m. at Copps Coliseum. The game will be broadcast live on TVA Sports and on Hamilton’s Cable 14 with coverage beginning at 7:30 p.m. All Bulldogs games during the month of October will be broadcast on Hamilton's Funny 820 (AM 820) and on Montreal's TSN Radio 690 (AM 690). Fans can also listen to and watch all 'Dogs games on www.hamiltonbulldogs.com. Live coverage with the broadcast team of Play-By-Play Announcer Derek Wills (all home and away games) and Colour Commentator Al Craig (all home and select away games) will begin with the Pioneer Pre-Game Show 30 minutes prior to the scheduled start time.
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1. TOR – Carter Ashton – 1 – (Leo Komarov) – 6:19
2. HAM – Mike Blunden – 1 – (Joonas Nattinen, Blake Geoffrion) – 6:38
3. TOR – Jake Gardiner – 3 – (Keith Aucoin, Dylan Yeo) – 8:51
4. HAM – Brendan Gallagher – 1 – (Steve Quailer, Michael Bournival) – 11:59 (PP)
5. HAM – Frederic St-Denis – 1 – (Brendan Gallagher, Patrick Holland) – 17:37
6. TOR – Greg McKegg – 2 – (Keith Aucoin) – 18:18 (PP)
7. TOR – Mike Zigomanis – 1 – (Nazem Kadri) – 5:34 (PP)
8. HAM – Gabriel Dumont – 2 – (Darryl Boyce, Steve Quailer) – 13:42
9. TOR – Simon Gysbers – 1 – (Dylan Yeo, Keith Aucoin) – 4:05
Toronto: Ben Scrivens (W – 39 shots, 35 saves)
Hamilton: Peter Delmas (L- 24 shots, 19 saves)
1. TOR- Simon Gysbers (1 goal, 1 shot, +2)
2. HAM- Brendan Gallagher (1 goal, 1 assist, 10 shots)
3. TOR- Carter Ashton (1 goal, 3 shots, +1)
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