Toronto – It took just 51 seconds for Hamilton’s win streak to stop at two games.
Just under the one minute mark of the opening period on Saturday (Oct 20), the Toronto Marlies scored the first goal of their American Hockey League game against the Bulldogs and went on to win, 5-0, at the Ricoh Coliseum. Kenny Ryan scored two goals, Keith Aucoin had three assists while Jussi Rynnas stopped all 31 shots he faced for the shutout.
The Bulldogs had beaten the Marlies on Friday, 4-1, in Hamilton for their home opener.
Greg McKegg had the opening goal that would stand as the game winner to leave Hamilton with a 2-1 record. Greg Scott passed the puck from behind the goal line to Nazem Kadri in the right circle. Kadri threw the puck on net and the rebound came out to McKegg who slid the puck past goaltender Robert Mayer.
The Marlies doubled their lead six minutes later on a goal by Ryan. His second goal came four minutes later and with the score 3-0 Peter Delmas relieved Mayer in net.
The Marlies added another tally at 4:24 of the second frame on a goal by Nicolas Deschamps. Toronto’s final goal came on a powerplay marker by Mike Kostka at 6:07 of the period.
The Bulldogs outshot the Marlies 31-24.
Hamilton’s next game is against the Rochester Americans on Tuesday (Oct. 23) at 7:35 p.m. at First Niagara Center in Buffalo. Their next home game is on Friday (Oct.26) against the Marlies at 7:30 p.m. at Copps Coliseum.