01/26/2013 9:45 PM
Cleveland, Ohio – The Hamilton Bulldogs defeated the Lake Erie Monsters 2-1 in a shootout on Saturday night at Quicken Loans Arena. Stefan Chaput tallied the winner in the shootout to help the ‘Dogs snap their 10-game losing streak on the road.
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.
The ‘Dogs opened the scoring at 17:10 of the second frame on a shorthanded tally by all-star Gabriel Dumont, which was his team-leading 13th goal of the season. Lake Erie Monsters starting goaltender Sami Aittokallio coughed up the puck after coming out of the net and Dumont walked out in front and tapped it into the empty net. After two periods of play, the Bulldogs led the Monsters 27-10 in shots.
Lake Erie tied the game at 6:47 of the third stanza on a power-play marker by Bill Thomas. After some pretty passing, Thomas received the puck and wired it over the right shoulder of Hamilton Bulldogs starting goaltender Cedrick Desjardins and off the crossbar and in.
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 winner giving the Bulldogs a 2-1 victory. Hamilton outshot Lake Erie 35-23.
The Bulldogs’ next game is against the Grand Rapids Griffins at Copps Coliseum on Friday, February 1st at 7:30 p.m. The game will air on Cable 14. All ‘Dogs games will be broadcast on Hamilton's Funny 820 (AM 820). Fans can also listen to and watch all 'Dogs games on www.hamiltonbulldogs.com. Live coverage with the broadcast team of Play-By-Play Announcer Derek Wills (all home and away games) and Colour Commentator Al Craig (all home and select away games) will begin with the Pioneer Pre-Game Show 30 minutes prior to the scheduled start time.
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1. HAM – Gabriel Dumont – 13 – 17:10 (SH)
2. LE – Bill Thomas – 16 – (Mike Sgarbossa, Karl Stollery) – 6:47 (PP)
Hamilton Lake Erie|
Michael Bournival No Goal Mike Sgarbossa Goal
Patrick Holland No Goal Bill Thomas No Goal
Gabriel Dumont No Goal Andrew Agozzino No Goal
Nathan Beaulieu Goal Paul Carey No Goal
Joey Tenute No Goal Mike Connolly No Goal
Mike Blunden No Goal David van der Gulik No Goal
Louis Leblanc No Goal Dean Strong No Goal
Jason DeSantis No Goal Thomas Pock No Goal
Stefan Chaput Goal Brian Sutherby No Goal
Lake Erie: 0-0-1-0-0—1
Lake Erie: 3-7-12-1-0—23
Lake Erie: Sami Aittokallio (SOL – 34 shots, 33 saves)
Hamilton: Cedrick Desjardins (W – 23 shots, 22 saves)
Lake Erie: 1-for-7
1. HAM – Stefan Chaput
2. HAM – Gabriel Dumont (1 goal, +1, 3 shots)
3. LE – Sami Aittokallio (33 saves)
Dan Lawrie Insurance Premium Player of the Game: Cedrick Desjardins