The Hamilton Bulldogs were shutout 3-0 by the Milwaukee Admirals after a 25-save performance from goaltender Pekka Rinne on Tuesday night (March 11). The loss for the visiting Dogs was their fourth-straight and drops their record to 31-26-2-5 on the season.
At 3:26 of the first period, Kyle Chipchura was awarded a penalty shot for the Bulldogs, only to be turned aside by Rinne. Milwaukee opened the scoring at 7:01 of the middle stanza on the power play when Jason Guerriero buried his ninth goal of the season.
Matt Ellison then gave the Admirals a two-goal lead at the 14:31 mark of the second period on the power play with his 21st tally of the campaign. The 2-0 goal chased Bulldogs’ starting netminder Yann Danis from between the pipes in favour of Cedrick Desjardins.
Exactly six seconds after Hamilton had killed off another penalty, Milwaukee struck again at 2:02 of the third frame when Mike Santorelli picked up a rebound and chipped home his 17th goal of the season.
Danis made 16 saves on 18 shots and suffered the loss, and Desjardins turned aside nine of the 10 shots he faced in relief.
Hamilton was 0-for-1 on the power play while Milwaukee went 2-for-7 with the man advantage.
The game marked the ninth time this season that the Bulldogs have been shutout.
The Bulldogs return to action tomorrow night (Wednesday, March 12th) at 8 p.m. when they travel to Allstate Arena in Chicago to take on the Wolves. Fans can listen to every Bulldogs game on 820 CHAM. All regular-season radio broadcasts begin with a pre-game show 20 minutes prior to faceoff.