Power was the name of the game and the Rochester Americans had more of it than the Hamilton Bulldogs on Friday night (Dec. 26).
A pair of power play goals gave Rochester a 2-1 American Hockey League decision over the visiting Bulldogs. Hamilton’s lone marker was scored while the Bulldogs enjoyed a man advantage situation.
The Americans opened the scoring at 18:48 of the first period. Peter Aston’s point shot bounced off a Hamilton player in front of the net and hit Hamilton goaltender Cedrick Desjardins before rolling over the goal line. Rochester got its second goal from David Brine at 14:02 of the final frame. While falling backwards, Brine banged the puck past Desjardins.
Mike Glumac scored Hamilton’s goal two minutes later. He received a pass from Mathieu Carle and beat netminder Mike Brodeur. Olivier Latendresse also earned an assist on the play.
Hamilton was one-for-eight on the power play while Rochester was two-for-five. Brodeur turned away 36 of 37 shots for the win. Desjardins stopped 22 of 24 Rochester scoring efforts.
Hamilton plays in Syracuse tonight (Saturday) at 7:30 p.m. and then returns to Copps Coliseum for a game on Sunday (Dec. 28) at 6:00 p.m. against the Americans.