Bulldogs end stalemate with overtime win

The Hamilton Bulldogs were the first and only team to get on the scoreboard Tuesday night (Dec. 6) at Copps Coliseum, shutting out the Adirondack Phantoms 1-0 in overtime in American Hockey League play.

The first period set the tone for a low-scoring, close game, ending in a 0-0 tie. The Hamilton Bulldogs shot seven times on Adirondack Phantoms goalie Michael Leighton. ‘Dogs goaltender Nathan Lawson faced 6 shots.

Though the second period was also scoreless, both teams created exciting scoring chances, with Hamilton leading 20-10 in shots. The period ended with a brawl near the Adirondack bench, and the Bulldogs would start the third period on the power play.

In the third, the Phantoms overtook the Bulldogs on the shot clock, with the final tally standing at 34 to 28 for Adirondack. But the game would be decided in overtime, with Aaron Palushaj scoring the first and only goal of the game at 4:15 into the extra period to give the Hamilton Bulldogs their second consecutive win.

The Bulldogs next take to the ice on Friday, December 9th, at 7:30 p.m. at Copps Coliseum when they will face the Toronto Marlies in the 15th Annual Stuffed Toy Toss game. Single game tickets for the 2011-2012 season (including the January 21st outdoor game) are available at the Copps Coliseum Box Office, any Ticketmaster Outlet, online at www.ticketmaster.ca or through charge-by-phone at 1-855-872-5000.

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.