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MARLIES TOP BULLDOGS 2-1

By: Hamilton Bulldogs
10/20/2013 5:12 PM -

TORONTO, ONTARIO – Hamilton Bulldogs forward Mike Blunden scored 2:08 into the third period to break Toronto Marlies goaltender Drew MacIntyre’s shutout bid, but that was all the offense Hamilton (1-1-0-2) could muster as they fell 2-1 to Toronto (4-1-0-0) at Ricoh Coliseum on Sunday afternoon.

Marlies defenceman and American Hockey League leading scorer T.J. Brennan opened the scoring with his eighth goal of the season on the power play 8:29 into the first period, with assists to defenceman John-Michael Liles and forward Spencer Abbott.

With Toronto on the power play again in the second period, forward Carter Ashton notched his first goal of the season at 5:30 of the middle frame, with Abbott and forward Trevor Smith drawing assists.

Early in the third period, Blunden found the puck wide open in the slot and ripped a wrist shot past MacIntyre to cut the deficit in half, but that was as close as Hamilton would get.

There were 14 power plays on the night, with Hamilton going 0-for-6 and Toronto going 2-for-8.

Robert Mayer got the start in goal for the Bulldogs, making 26 saves on 28 shots in defeat. MacIntyre made 17 saves on 18 shots in the win.

Scoring Summary:

1st Period:
1. TOR – T.J. Brennan – 8 – (John-Michael Liles, Spencer Abbott) – 8:29 (PP)

2nd Period:
2. TOR – Carter Ashton – 1 – (Spencer Abbott, Trevor Smith) – 5:30 (PP)

3rd Period:
3. HAM – Mike Blunden – 2 – (Unassisted) – 2:08

Scoring:
Hamilton: 0-0-1
Toronto: 1-1-0

Shots:
Hamilton: 9-3-6--18
Toronto: 11-11-6--28

Goaltending:
Hamilton: Robert Mayer (L – 28 shots, 26 saves)
Toronto: Drew MacIntyre (W – 17 shots, 18 saves)

Power Play:
Hamilton: 0-for-6
Toronto: 2-for-8

Attendance: 5,119

Three Stars:
1. TOR – Carter Ashton (Game-winning goal)
2. TOR – Spencer Abbott (Two assists)
3. TOR – Andrew MacWilliam (One shot on goal)

Dan Lawrie Insurance Premium Player of the Game: Robert Mayer

Hamilton’s next game is scheduled for Tuesday, October 22nd, when they will host the Rockford IceHogs (AHL Affiliate of the Chicago Blackhawks) at Copps Coliseum at 7:30 p.m.

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