You win some. you lose some. On Friday night, the Bulldogs were shootout victors over the Albany River Rats. Twenty-four hours later they were 3-2 shootout losers to the Marlies in Toronto.
The Bulldogs American Hockey League record now stands at 38-24-3-5 through 70 games on the season.
The Marlies managed to grab a 1-0 lead in the second period after the two teams skated through a scoreless first period before 6,930 fans at the Ricoh Centre. At 16:54 of the period and on the power play, Chris Harrington registered his 10th goal.
Hamilton would respond with two power-play goals in the third period. Mathieu Biron tied the game at the 6:42 mark and Eric Manlow, with his second goal in as many nights after a 48-game drought, tipped in a Dan Jancevski shot to give the ‘Dogs a 2-1 lead at 8:58 of the frame.
But Marlies forward Tyson Nash would force overtime – which would end in a stalemate – with his goal at 15:36 of the third stanza.
Mikhail Grabovski was the lone successful shooter for the ‘Dogs in the shootout, while Colin Murphy and Brad Leeb scored for the Marlies.
Hamilton was 2-for-7 on the power play, while the Marlies went 1-for-5 with the extra-man.
The Bulldogs return to action on Friday (March 30) at 7:30 p.m. when they battle the Grand Rapids Griffins at Copps Coliseum on Sean Corner Benefit Night. Tickets for the special night are $15 and can be purchased by contacting Paul Giordano, director of corporate sales at (905) 777-2364 or via email at email@example.com, by contacting Andrew Staios at (905) 546-8182 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or at Slainte’s Irish Pub, at 33 Bowen Street in Hamilton.
Corner was a Hamilton Hornets rugby player, and former Mohawk College player, left paralyzed after a rugby injury last summer.