Bulldogs celebrate with first win in six games

Bulldogs' defenceman Greg Pateryn (Photo: Robin Leworthy Wilson/Aerial Promotions)

Bulldogs’ defenceman Greg Pateryn (Photo: Robin Leworthy Wilson/Aerial Promotions)

TORONTO – Hamilton defenceman Greg Pateryn scored 3:53 into overtime, giving the Bulldogs a 2-1 decision over the Toronto Marlies and their first victory in their last six American Hockey League outings.

The win, at the Air Canada Centre, improved Hamilton’s record to 13-14-0-4 while the Marlies slipped to 16-9-2-1.

After a scoreless opening 20 minutes on Thursday afternoon when Hamilton had outshot their hosts, 12-4, Joonas Nattinen finally broke the ice one second shy of the midway point of the final period to give Hamilton the lead. By the time the sandwich session had ended, the Bulldogs had outshot the Marlies, 29-9, over two periods.

Toronto defenceman T.J. Brennan tied the game 1-1 on a power play with less than eight minutes to go in the third period setting up the overtime session. In overtime, Pateryn put home a rebound off a shot by defenceman Jarred Tinordi for the win.

Dustin Tokarski made 18 saves on 19 shots in the Bulldogs net in the win. Drew MacIntyre made 38 saves on 40 shots for the Marlies.

The Bulldogs went 0-for-7 on the power play, while the Marlies went 1-for-5.

Hamilton’s next game is scheduled for Friday (Dec. 27) when the ‘Dogs will host the Marlies visit Copps Coliseum at 7:30 p.m. The Salvation Army will be collecting new or gently-used outerwear items (coats, hats, mitts, scarves) at the game to be distributed to the less fortunate within Hamilton and area. The ‘Dogs will be handing out 2-for-1 ticket vouchers for all donations to the cause.

Scoring summary

1st Period:
No scoring

TOR Staubitz, 3:55 – Interference, 2 min (PP)
HAM St. Pierre, 9:35 – High-sticking, 2 min (PP)
TOR Served By Devane, 13:02 – Bench minor – Too many men, 2 min (PP)
TOR Devane, 17:00 – Roughing, 2 min (PP)

2nd Period:
1. HAM – Joonas Nattinen (5) – (Unassisted) – 9:59

HAM Tarnasky, 0:37 – Holding the stick, 2 min (PP)
HAM Tarnasky, 6:28 – Unsportsmanlike conduct, 2 min
HAM Tarnasky, 6:28 – Fighting, 5 min
TOR Broll, 6:28 – Unsportsmanlike conduct, 2 min
TOR Broll, 6:28 – Fighting, 5 min
TOR Staubitz, 10:45 – Charging, 2 min (PP)
HAM Dietz, 15:31 – Fighting, 5 min
TOR Ryan, 15:31 – Fighting, 5 min
HAM Chouinard, 19:29 – Tripping, 2 min (PP)

3rd Period:
2. TOR – T.J. Brennan (13) – (Stuart Percy) – 12:20 (PP)

HAM Fournier, 4:46 – High-sticking, 2 min (PP)
HAM Tinordi, 10:45 – Cross-checking, 2 min (PP)
TOR Carrick, 12:38 – Hooking, 2 min (PP)
TOR Leivo, 15:22 – Double minor – High-sticking, 4 min (2 PP)
HAM Pateryn, 16:29 – Holding the stick, 2 min

3. HAM – Greg Pateryn (5) – (Jarred Tinordi) – 3:53

Hamilton: 12-11-14-3–40
Toronto: 4-5-9-1–19

Attendance: 16,589