Despite outshooting their opponents almost two-to-one, the Hamilton Bulldogs were outscored by that margin on Monday night.
But the Manitoba Moose need an overtime sessions before beating their hosts, 2-1, in their American Hockey League encounter at Copps Coliseum. Hamilton fired 32 shots at Moose netminder Corey Schneider while Bulldogs backstopper Curtis Sanford faced 18 in the North Division affair.
After two scoreless periods (the Bulldogs’s Ryan White missed a penalty shot in the first period), the Moose opened the game’s scoring at 6:43 of the third period. Sergei Shirokov rifled a shot over the glove of Sanford.
The Bulldogs tied the game two minutes later. Brock Trotter received a pass from Andre Benoit before feeding a pass to Ryan Russell, who was positioned in the slot. Russell one-timed a shot that beat Schneider on the blocker side.
Nolan Baumgartner ended the game at 2:49 of the extra frame.
A scany gathering of 2,350 were on hand for Monday’s game. The Bulldogs and the Manitoba Moose go at it again tonight at 7:30 at Copps.