The Hamilton Bulldogs were shutout 3-0 by the Americans on Saturday night (Nov. 3) in Rochester. Hamilton’s American Hockey League record now drops to 4-5-0-2.
After a scoreless opening period, Rochester tallied the game’s first goal at 10:42 of the middle stanza when David Brine notched a shorthanded marker. ‘Dogs netminder Yann Danis stopped the initial shot from Tanner Glass but the puck took a strange bounce off the end boards and Brine collected the rebound.
The Americans doubled their lead courtesy of Clarke MacArthur’s AHL leading eighth goal of the season at 4:41 of the third period.
Hamilton’s Corey Locke was awarded a penalty shot at 12:53 of the final frame but goaltender Adam Dennis turned him aside to remain perfect in the game for Rochester.
At 14:32 of the third stanza, Anthony Stewart rounded out the game’s scoring with his fourth tally of the campaign.
Danis stopped 30 of 33 shots in a losing effort for the ‘Dogs, while Dennis stopped all 22 of the shots he faced. The Bulldogs had four unsuccessful power play opportunities but were a perfect 7-for-7 on the penalty kill.
Hamilton returns to action on Friday, Nov. 9 at 7:30 p.m. when they host the Americans at Copps Coliseum.