Nathan Lawson’s second shutout of the season helped the Hamilton Bulldogs end their American Hockey League losing streak at four by virtue of a 1-0 blanking of the Lake Erie Monsters on Saturday night (Nov. 5).
While Lawson was making 24 saves for the shutout, Aaron Palushaj’s first goal of the season was the other component to Hamilton’s win.
The Bulldogs registered 14 shots in the first stanza, a season single period high. Hamilton had 30 shots on net.
After a scoreless first period, Palushaj scored the game-winner at 19:00 of the second period on a power play goal. Olivier Fortier was positioned at the bottom of the right circle and passed the puck to Brian Willsie who was stationed in the slot. Willsie took a shot and the rebound came out to Palushaj who buried the puck under ex-Bulldog goalie Cedrick Desjardins.
Lawson’s second shutout ties him for first in the AHL.
A crowd of 3,573 was on hand.
The Bulldogs will continue their six-game homestand when they battle the Chicago Wolves on Tuesday, Nov. 8 at 10 a.m. All Hamilton Bulldogs games can be heard live on AM 820 CHAM or on www.hamiltonbulldogs.com or seen live on www.ahllive.com beginning with the Pioneer Pre-Game Show 30 minutes prior to the scheduled start time.