Bulldogs take overtime decision from Marlies

The Hamilton Bulldogs defeated the Marlies 3-2 in overtime on Sunday afternoon at Toronto’s Ricoh Coliseum. Brendon Nash scored the overtime winner while Drew MacIntyre made 32 saves on 34 shots to lead the Bulldogs to the American Hockey League victory.

Hamilton opened the scoring at 10:34 of the first frame. A shot by Kyle Klubertanz was stopped by goaltender Ben Scrivens but the rebound went to Olivier Fortier in the slot. He rifled a shot that beat Scrivens.

The Bulldogs took a 2-0 lead at 4:58 of the second stanza. Aaron Palushaj received the puck from Nigel Dawes before skating behind the net. Palushaj wrapped around the net before backhanding a shot off the pads of Scrivens and into the goal.

The Marlies got on the scoreboard at 10:26 of the middle frame. Josh Engel fired a shot that was stopped by MacIntyre. Matt Caruana grabbed the loose rebound and whacked it into the net.

Toronto tied the game 2-2 at 1:24 of the third stanza. Joe Colborne intercepted a passing attempt by the Bulldogs before racing down the ice on a two-on-one. Colborne fired the puck over the glove of MacIntyre and into the net.

Hamilton scored the game-winning goal 2:21 into overtime. Gabriel Dumont received the puck from Mathieu Carle before sending a pass to Brendon Nash, who was in the slot. Nash released a shot that sailed past Scrivens for the Bulldogs win.

Hamilton had 34 shots on goal with a crowd of 7,779 watching.

The Bulldogs will return to action on Wednesday (March 9) when they host the Rockford IceHogs for a 7 p.m. game at Copps Coliseum. 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.

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