The Hamilton Bulldogs ran out of steam in the 3rd period in Ottawa Friday night as the 1st place 67’s cruised to an 8-1 win.
Ottawa got the jump on the Bulldogs with a goal at the 2:19 mark of the 1st period, but Logan Morrison (10) responded less than six minutes later with a wrist shot to the top corner to tie things up at 1-1 after one.
The turning point in the game came mid-way through the 2nd period as the 67’s scored two short-handed goals on the same Bulldogs powerplay to make it 3-1 after 40 minutes.
It was all Ottawa in the 3rd period as they scored five unanswered goals, one on the power-play along with their third short-handed goal of the night, to make the final 8-1.
Ottawa out-shot Hamilton 29-21.
Both Matthew Strome and Arthur Kaliyev went pointless ending Strome’s 11-game point streak and Kaliyev’s 8-game point streak.
Ottawa goal scorers were Kyle Maksimovich (32, 33, 34), Sasha Chmelevski (23, 24), Noel Hoefenmayer (14), Sam Bitten (11), and Marco Rossi (25).
1) Kyle Maksimovich (OTT)
2) Sasha Chmelevski (OTT)
3) Cedrick Andree (OTT)
The Bulldogs return home to face the Peterborough Petes at FirstOntario Centre Saturday night at 7 pm.
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