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Comets Edge Bulldogs 3-2 in OT

April 4, 2015 - American Hockey League (AHL) - Hamilton Bulldogs News Release

Hamilton Bulldogs vs. Utica Comets
Hamilton Bulldogs vs. Utica Comets
(Hamilton Bulldogs, Credit: Brandon Taylor/Hamilton Bulldogs Hockey Club)

HAMILTON, ONT. - Utica Comets defenceman Bobby Sanguinetti scored at 4:02 of 3-on-3 overtime to lead the Comets (43-19-6-1) past the Hamilton Bulldogs (32-26-12-0) 3-2 on Saturday evening at FirstOntario Centre.

Hamilton forward Charles Hudon took a feed from forward Sven Andrighetto and buried his 17th goal of the season from the right circle to give the 'Dogs a 1-0 lead at 6:56 of the first period. Defenceman Bobby Shea had a second assist.

Ninety-one seconds later, Utica forward Cal O'Reilly ripped a wrist shot off the cross bar and in to tie the game, 2-2. Forwards Hunter Shinkaruk and Cory Conacher had assists.

After a scoreless second period, 'Dogs forward Christian Thomas passed the puck to forward Drayson Bowman from behind the net and Bowman notched his 13th goal of the year at 1:34 of the third period to give his team a 2-1 lead. Forward T.J. Hensick had a second assist on the play to extend his point streak to five games.

At 10:59 of the third period, Comets defenceman Frank Corrado tied it 2-2 with a point shot, assisted by forwards Brendan Gaunce and Carter Bancks.

Four minutes into overtime, Utica defenceman Bobby Sanguinetti beat Hamilton goalie Joey MacDonald high to win it for the Comets, 3-2. Conacher and O'Reilly assisted.

MacDonald made 25 saves on 28 shots for the Bulldogs in the loss, while Joe Cannata stopped 27 of 29 shots for the Comets in the win.

Both teams went 0-for-4 on the man advantage.

With the OT loss, the 'Dogs now sit three points back of the final playoff spot in the American Hockey League's Western Conference with six games to go in the regular season.

Dan Lawrie Insurance Premium Player of the Game (Hardest Working Player): Morgan Ellis

The Bulldogs will be back in action on Tuesday, April 7 when they'll visit the Utica Comets at Utica Memorial Auditorium at 7 p.m. The 'Dogs will return home for their final AHL regular season game on Fan Appreciation Night, Saturday, April 18, when they'll host the Lake Erie Monsters at FirstOntario Centre at 7 p.m.

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Hamilton Bulldogs vs. Utica Comets
Hamilton Bulldogs vs. Utica Comets

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Hamilton Bulldogs vs. Utica Comets
Hamilton Bulldogs vs. Utica Comets

(Brandon Taylor/Hamilton Bulldogs Hockey Club)
Hamilton Bulldogs vs. Utica Comets
Hamilton Bulldogs vs. Utica Comets

(Brandon Taylor/Hamilton Bulldogs Hockey Club)
Hamilton Bulldogs vs. Utica Comets
Hamilton Bulldogs vs. Utica Comets

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