The Hamilton Bulldogs are probably glad they’ve seen the last of goaltender Jeremy Brodeur for the rest of the regular season after he backstopped the Generals to a 4-2 win Sunday afternoon in Oshawa.
Brodeur finished the season series 4-1 against Hamilton after he stopped 43 of the 45 shots he faced Sunday. The Bulldogs outshot the Generals 45-31 including 18-4 in the third period.
A tough start for the Bulldogs as they trailed 2-0 at the end of the first period.
There was no scoring in the second, in a period dominated by Hamilton as Brodeur made several huge saves to keep the Bulldogs off the scoresheet.
Brandon Saigeon (12) broke the shut-out bid at 8:58 of the third to cut the lead to 2-1, but the Generals grabbed the lead back just over two minutes later. Niki Petti (12) scored at 15:09 to make it 3-2 Oshawa, but the home side got an empty-net goal at 19:55 to make the final 4-2.
Hamilton’s season record is now 23-22-3-2 as their road record drops to 12-12.
The Bulldogs are in Mississauga Friday February 10th before returning to FirstOntario Centre next Saturday to host the Windsor Spitfires at 7 pm.