Yann Danis was named Player of the Game but it wasn’t enough to save the Hamilton Bulldogs.
Playing Rochester on Good Friday, Danis made 28 saves on 30 shots as Hamilton lost 2-1 to the Americans. With the loss, the Bulldogs drop three points behind the Amerks for second place in the American Hockey League’s North Division standings with a record of 40-27-3-5.
After a scoreless opening frame, Rochester tallied first – on the power play – when Mark Mancari’s scored.
Hamilton evened the score when Corey Locke posted his 20th goal with Francis Lemieux and Dan Jancevski assisting.
At 13:47 of the third period, Michael Ryan registered his 24th marker to give the Americans the win.
All three of the game’s goals were scored on the power play as Hamilton was 1-for-5 with the man-advantage and Rochester went 2-for-5 with the extra-man.
Bulldogs defenceman Jean-Philippe Cote played in his 250th career AHL game.
The Bulldogs return home Wednesday (April 11) at 7:30 p.m. when the Grand Rapids Griffins invade Copps Coliseum.