Hockey

Rapid fire Amerks shoot down Bulldogs


bulldogsFive goals were scored in a six-minute span, but Hamilton was on the wrong side of the second-period offensive spree as the Bulldogs fell to the Rochester Americans, (5-2-0-0) 3-2, at First Niagara Center in Buffalo, N.Y. on Wednesday evening (Oct. 29).

The loss leaves Hamilton with a record of 2-3-2-0 in the American Hockey League.

After a scoreless first period, Hamilton scored the first two of the five goals that highlighted the second period and they came one minute and 43 seconds apart. But that two-goal lead disappeared in less than four and a half minutes.

Scoring for Hamilton were T.J. Hensick, with his first of the season, and Sven Andrighetto with his fourth goal of the season.

The Amerks got goals from Mikhail Grigorenko, Joel Armia, and Luke Adam.

Hamilton pulled goalie Joey MacDonald with well over a minute remaining in the third period to push to tie, but the Amerks held.

MacDonald made 26 saves on 29 shots for the Bulldogs in the loss, while Andrey Makarov stopped 28 of 30 shots faced for the Americans.

Hamilton went 0-for-4 on the power play, while Rochester was 0-for-5.

The Bulldogs return to action on Friday (Oct. 31) when they’ll visit the Charlotte Checkers for a noon hour game. The ‘Dogs next home game will be on Tuesday, Nov. 4 when they’ll host the Americans at FirstOntario Centre at 10:15 a.m.

Scoring summary

First period
No scoring

Penalties
HAM Crisp, 2:39 – Hooking, 2 min (PP)
RCH Sundher, 17:12 – Hooking, 2 min (PP)
RCH Schaller, 17:39 – Delay of game, 2 min (PP)

Second period
HAM Hensick, (1) (Dumont), 5:52
HAM Andrighetto, (4) (Thomas), 7:35
RCH Grigorenko, (4) (Armia), 8:34
RCH Armia, (3) (Grigorenko), 11:29
RCH Adam, (1) (Aliu, Ruhwedel), 12:06

Penalties
RCH Pysyk, 3:42 – High-sticking, 2 min (PP)
HAM Finley, 12:24 – Cross-checking, 2 min (PP)
HAM Shea, 12:24 – Unsportsmanlike conduct, 2 min
RCH Larsson, 12:24 – Unsportsmanlike conduct, 2 min
RCH Adam, 14:08 – Hooking, 2 min (PP)
HAM Finley, 17:33 – Unsportsmanlike conduct, 2 min
HAM Finley, 17:33 – Instigating, 2 min (PP)
HAM Finley, 17:33 – Fighting, 5 min
HAM Finley, 17:33 – Misconduct – Instigating, 10 min
HAM Shea, 17:33 – Misconduct – Unsportsmanlike conduct, 10 min
RCH Aliu, 17:33 – Misconduct – Unsportsmanlike conduct, 10 min
RCH Petrecki, 17:33 – Unsportsmanlike conduct, 2 min
RCH Petrecki, 17:33 – Fighting, 5 min

Third period
No scoring

Penalties
HAM Sorkin, 3:14 – Tripping, 2 min (PP)
HAM Crisp, 7:06 – Roughing, 2 min
RCH Carrier, 7:06 – Roughing, 2 min
HAM Drewiske, 10:22 – Delay of game, 2 min (PP)

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