Hamilton Bulldogs are having their problem scoring goals… and not surprisingly… winning games.
The Bulldogs went down to their fourth straight defeat, 2-0, and third shutout in the past seven games, Friday night in Winnipeg against the Manitoba Moose.
Despite the American Hockey League loss, Hamilton remained in third place in the North Division, thanks to the fourth place Grand Rapids losing 4-0 to the Omaha Knights. A Griffins’ win would have moved them into a tie with Hamilton.
The Moose, meanwhile, kept a share of first place with the Rochester Americans, who beat Syracuse, 3-2.
Friday night for the seventh straight game, Hamilton gave up the game’s first goal. Jesse Schultz pointed the Moose in the direction of victory when he scored just 3:41 into the game. And with only three seconds left in the period, Jason Jaffray added the second Manitoba marker, this one a powerplay effort.
Brad Moran completed the Manitoba scoring at 9:05 of the third period.
The low shooting game saw Bulldogs Yann Danis stop 14 of the 17 shots he faced while Drew McIntyre blocked all 19 Hamilton attempts.
The ‘Dogs are in Chicago to play the Wolves. The 8 p.m. game can be heard on 820 CHAM beginning with a pre-game show at 7:40.