Matt D’Agostini’s shootout-goal proved to be the winner as the Hamilton Bulldogs regained possession of second place by virtue of a 4-3 win over the Manitoba Moose on Thursday night.
After three periods of hockey ended in a 3-3 stalemate and five minutes of overtime failed to settle the American Hockey League contest, the two teams went through 10 shooters before D’Agostini and Bulldogs goalie Yann Danis ended the see-saw affair.
Andrei Kostitsyn, Corey Locke and Duncan Milroy also scored for Hamilton in the free-shot finale while Brandon Reid, Jason Jaffray and Mike Keane had the Manitoba markers.
Mikhail Grabovski, with an assist as well, Locke and Kostitsyn, had the Hamilton goals in regulation time. Keane, Reid, and Shaun Heshka had the Manitoba goals.
For Danis, the win was his ninth of the season.
The Bulldogs return to Copps Coliseum tonight after six straight road games. They’ll play the Albany River Rats at 7:30 p.m.