Duncan Milroy moved into a tie for most goals on the team, scoring the game-winner, as the Hamilton Bulldogs beat the Toronto Marlies Saturday afternoon.
Milroy’s goal just past the midway point of the first period, while the Bulldogs were enjoying a two-man advantage, gave Hamilton a 2-1 American Hockey League win.
The victory followed Friday night’s 6-1 home prize over Omaha.
Playing at the Air Canada Centre, Milroy scored his sixth goal of the season to share the lead with Zach Stortini. And Milroy picked up an assist on Mikhail Grabovski’s game-opening goal, also a power play effort.
Milroy now has 11 points on the season and is second in team scoring, one point behind Maxim Lapierre, who was held off the scoresheet on Saturday.
The win increased Hamilton’s lead over the Marlies, giving them 13 points to Toronto’s 11 and slid the Bulldogs into third place. Manitoba also has 13 points but has one less win.
Brad Leeb scored his fourth goal (on the powerplay) of the season to cut Hamilton’s lead to 2-1 but the Marlies were unable to beat goalie Jaroslav Halak who faced 43 Toronto shots, including 23 in the final period.
Hamilton’s next game is Tuesday night at Copps Coliseum where they have a rematch with the Omaha AK-SAR-BEN Knights.