Cleveland – Stefan Chaput’s shootout goal helped the Hamilton Bulldogs snap a 10-game losing streak on the road on Saturday (Jan. 26).
His goal gave the Bulldogs a 2-1 American Hockey League decision over the Lake Erie Monsters at Quicken Loans Arena.
The two teams played to a scoreless first period with the Bulldogs notching nine shots on goal while holding the Monsters to a season-low three shots in the first period.
Hamilton opened the scoring at 17:10 of the second frame on a shorthanded tally by all-star designate Gabriel Dumont. His tally was a team-leading 13th goal of the season.
Lake Erie Monsters goaltender Sami Aittokallio coughed up the puck after coming out of the net and Dumont walked out in front and tapped it into the vacated goal.
Lake Erie tied the game at 6:47 of the third stanza on a power-play marker by Bill Thomas. Thomas wired s shot over the right shoulder of goaltender Cedrick Desjardins.
After nothing was settled in overtime, the two teams battled it out over nine rounds in the shootout with the Bulldogs winning 2-1 on Chaput’s shot.
The Bulldogs’ next game is against the Grand Rapids Griffins at Copps Coliseum on Friday (Feb. 1) at 7:30 p.m.
1. HAM – Gabriel Dumont (13) – 17:10 (SH)
2. LE – Bill Thomas (16) – (Mike Sgarbossa, Karl Stollery) – 6:47 (PP)
Lake Erie: 3-7-12-1-0—23
Lake Erie: 1-for-7