Bulldogs Power Past Phantoms 4-1February 25, 2011 - American Hockey League (AHL) Hamilton Bulldogs
The Bulldogs opened the game's scoring at 7:01 of the first period. Andreas Engqvist carried the puck towards the net before sending a pass back to Dawes, who was trailing behind. Dawes blasted a shot that squeaked through the pads of Adirondack starting goaltender Johan Backlund.
The Phantoms tied the game 1-1 at 5:01 of the second stanza. Danny Syvret received the puck from Eric Wellwood while positioned at the left point. Syvret released a shot that beat Hamilton starting goaltender Curtis Sanford over the glove.
The Dogs regained their lead at 9:30 of the middle frame. Andrew Conboy sent the puck to J.T. Wyman, who cut into the high slot in front of the Phantoms net. Wyman rifled a shot that traveled through traffic and past Backlund.
Aaron Palushaj increased Hamilton's lead to 3-1 at 5:45 of the final frame while on the power play. Dustin Boyd received the puck from Olivier Fortier before sending a pass to Palushaj, who was stationed in the high slot. Palushaj snapped a shot past Backlund and into the top of the net. Palushaj added an empty net goal at 19:30 to seal the victory for the Bulldogs.
The Bulldogs will travel to Syracuse to battle the Crunch in a 7:30 p.m. game tomorrow night before returning to Hamilton for a 4:00 p.m. game on Sunday, February 27th against the Grand Rapids Griffins. All regular season Hamilton Bulldogs broadcasts on AM 820 CHAM will begin with a pre-game show 30 minutes prior to the scheduled start time.
Tickets for all Hamilton Bulldogs home games (with the exception of the February 25th game at Bell Centre in Montreal, Quebec) are available at the Copps Coliseum Box Office, any Ticketmaster Outlet, online at www.ticketmaster.com or through charge-by-phone at 905-527-7666. For more information on Dogs season tickets, flex packs, mini packs and group tickets call 905-529-8500 ext. 179 or visit www.hamiltonbulldogs.com.
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