Desjardins scores back-to-back goose eggs in Bulldogs win over Crunch

Cedrick Desjardins posted his second-straight shutout in support of the Hamilton Bulldogs 3-0 win over the Syracuse Crunch on Saturday night.

In stopping all 25 shots, Desjardins extended his American Hockey League shutout streak to 126:08 minutes. Just 24 hours earlier, Desjardins backstopped the Bulldogs to a 2-0 whitewash of the Toronto Marlies.

With 4,381 fans at Copps Coliseum, Hamilton opened the scoring at 3:53 of the first frame while on the power play. Yannick Weber relayed a pass from Sergei Kostitsyn toward the net. Mike Glumac, making his return to the lineup, tipped the shot past Syracuse goaltender Kevin Lalande for his team-leading 13th power-play goal of the season.

The Bulldogs added their second goal at 15:28. Weber’s initial shot was stopped by Lalande but Steve Gainey grabbed the rebound and banked the puck off the netminder’s pads and into the net.

Ryan Russell potted an empty net goal at 19:06 of the final period. Ryan White and Doug Janik earned assists.

Hamilton had 23 shots on net.

The Bulldogs continue their five-game home stand when they welcome the Toronto Marlies to Copps Coliseum for the second time this weekend for a 4 p.m. match-up on Sunday (March 8). Fans can listen to every ‘Dogs game on the flagship station of the Hamilton Bulldogs Hockey Network, TALK 820.