Despite Gutsy Effort the Bulldogs Face Elimination
HAMILTON, ONTARIO. The Bulldogs left it all out on the ice Tuesday night, but came up a goal short in a 2-1 loss to the Ottawa 67's and now trail the 1st round playoff series 3-0.
Chances were hard to come by in the tight checking 1st period as Ottawa took a late 1-0 lead, outshooting the Bulldogs 9-4.
The Black and Gold seemed to find their stride in the 2nd, but it was the 67's who took a 2-0 lead on a power-play goal at 4:38. However, the never say die Bulldogs got a power-play goal of their own at 14:36 as Arthur Kaliyev (1) buried a nice pass from Matthew Strome at 14:36 to cut the deficit to 2-1.
Hamilton had some good zone time in the Ottawa end in the 3rd period but only managed four shots on goal. Despite pulling goaltender Zachary Roy and then getting a power play in the final minute, Ottawa held on to take the 2-1 win in Game 3.
1) Noel Hoefenmayer (OTT) 2) Michael DiPietro (OTT) 3) Arthur Kaliyev (HAM)
The Bulldogs will have to fight to stay alive tomorrow night when they host Game 4 at FirstOntario Centre at 7pm.
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