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By: Hamilton Bulldogs
11/10/2013 5:28 PM -

HAMILTON, ONTARIO – After a first period in which the Hamilton Bulldogs outshot the Utica Comets 17-7, the ‘Dogs (5-5-0-3) couldn’t maintain the same pressure through the final two periods and ultimately fell to the Comets (2-8-1-1) 3-1 on Sunday afternoon at Copps Coliseum.

Comets forward Zach Hamill was credited with the first goal of the game at 2:14 of the second period when a cross-ice pass from forward Pascal Pelletier bounced off Hamill and slipped past Bulldogs goaltender Dustin Tokarski as he was sliding across the crease in anticipation of a shot.

With 55 seconds to go in the second, Hamilton forward Sven Andrighetto notched his team-leading sixth goal of the season to tie the game at one, with assists to forwards Mike Blunden and Martin St. Pierre.

Comets forward Alexandre Grenier scored the eventual game-winning goal 2:59 into the third period, with assists to defenceman Peter Andersson and forward Brandon DeFazio.

With 47 seconds remaining in the game, Pelletier was called for slashing, creating a last-ditch opportunity for Hamilton to tie the game on the power play, but Utica forward Colin Stuart added an empty-net goal with 19 seconds remaining to finish off the win.

Tokarski made 29 saves on 31 shots for the Bulldogs in the loss. Joacim Eriksson made 29 saves on 30 shots for the Comets in the win.

The Bulldogs went 0-for-3 on the power play, while the Comets went 0-for-2.

Scoring Summary:

1st Period:
No scoring

2nd Period:
1. UTI – Zach Hamill – 3 – (Pascal Pelletier) – 2:14
2. HAM – Sven Andrighetto – 6 – (Mike Blunden, Martin St. Pierre) – 19:05

3rd Period:
3. UTI – Alexandre Grenier – 3 – (Peter Andersson, Brandon DeFazio) – 2:59
4. UTI – Colin Stuart – 4 – (Ben Ferriero) –19:41 (EN, SH)

Utica: 0-1-2
Hamilton: 0-1-0

Utica: 7-16-9--32
Hamilton: 17-6-7--30

Utica: Joacim Eriksson (W – 30 shots, 29 saves)
Hamilton: Dustin Tokarski (L – 31 shots, 29 saves)

Power Play:
Utica: 0-for-2
Hamilton: 0-for-3

Attendance: 2,776

Three Stars:
1. UTI – Joacim Eriksson (29 saves)
2. HAM – Dustin Tokarski (29 saves)
3. UTI – Alexandre Grenier (Game-winning goal)

Dan Lawrie Insurance Premium Player of the Game: Sven Andrighetto

Hamilton’s next game is scheduled for Wednesday, November 13th, when they will host the Rochester Americans (AHL affiliate of the Buffalo Sabres) at 10:00 a.m. at Copps Coliseum.

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