Goalie tandem picks up ’Dogs first shutout

Curtis Sanford and Robert Mayer combined to stop 41 shots as the Hamilton Bulldogs blanked the Binghamton Senators 1-0 on Friday night (Nov. 26).

The shutout was the Bulldogs first this American Hockey League season.

The Bulldogs broke the scoreless game in the third period on a goal by Alexander Avtsin while the ‘Dogs earned their first shutout of the season with the win at Scotiabank Place in Ottawa. Avtsin scored the winner at 13:28.

He took a pass from Aaron Palushaj before firing a shot towards the net. The puck bounced off the backboards before deflecting back towards the net and rolling down the back of Binghamton starting goaltender Robin Lehner and across the goal line.

Sanford began the game in net for the Hamilton Bulldogs but was replaced by Mayer to start the second period. Sanford made eight saves while Mayer stopped 25 shots.

Hamilton had 18 shots on net. A crowd of 14,873 took in the game.

The ‘Dogs will finish their road trip when they travel to Syracuse to battle the Crunch on Sunday (Nov. 28) at 3 p.m. All regular season Hamilton Bulldogs broadcasts on AM 820 CHAM will begin with a pre-game show 30 minutes prior to the scheduled start time.