Stingy Bulldogs complete pre-season unbeaten

200px-hamilton_bulldogsThe Hamilton Bulldogs ended their American Hockey League pre-season with a 3-0 win over the Toronto Marlies. The Bulldogs earned their third shutout in four games to finish the exhibition schedule undefeated, having won all four of their games.

On Wednesday night, Hamilton opened the scoring at 4:03 of the middle stanza. David Desharnais passed to P.K. Subban, who was positioned in front of the net. Subban’s shot beat Toronto goaltender James Reimer. Andrew Engelage replaced Reimer shortly after.

The Bulldogs took a 2-0 lead at 12:01 of the final period. Ryan Russell fed a pass to Mathieu Darche, who used a forehand-to-backhand move on Engelage before slipping the puck between the pads of the netminder. Mike Glumac added an empty-net marker at 18:01 to seal the victory for the ‘Dogs.

Hamilton had a 30-29 edge in shots on net with Curtis Sanford earning the shutout for the Bulldogs.

The Bulldogs begin their 14th season in the AHL on Sunday, Oct. 4 at 4 p.m. when they face the Toronto Marlies at Ricoh Coliseum.