Bulldogs shutout win features unusual goal

The Hamilton Bulldogs defeated the Rochester Americans 2-0 on Wednesday night (March 16). Drew MacIntyre made 18 saves to earn the shutout while Andrew Conboy scored the game-winning goal in the American Hockey League tilt.

And Alexander Avtsin scored a goal without even shooting the puck on net.

Following two scoreless periods, Conboy scored what would stand as the winner at 14:04 of the final frame with a power-play goal.

David Urquhart sent a pass along the blue line to Mathieu Carle, who blasted a shot on net. The shot was stopped by goaltender Tyler Plante but Conboy whacked the loose rebound into the net.

With the assist, Carle moves into a tie with Andre Benoit for most all-time points by a Bulldogs defenceman with 93.

Hamilton added an insurance marker with three seconds remaining in the game.

Avtsin was tripped while on a breakaway and was awarded an automatic goal because Rochester had pulled its goalie and had an empty net.

Hamilton outshot the Amerks, 25-18 before a crowd of 2,894.

The Bulldogs continue their six-game road trip on Friday (March 18) when they travel to Abbotsford to face the Heat for a 10 p.m. Eastern Time start. All regular season Hamilton Bulldogs broadcasts on AM 820 CHAM will begin with a pre-game show 30 minutes prior to the scheduled start.