BULLDOGS DOWNED 3-2 BY STARS IN OVERTIME AND NOW MEET IN GAME 7
Thursday, May 27, 2010, 01:46 AM
BULLDOGS DOWNED 3-2 BY STARS IN OVERTIME AND NOW MEET IN GAME 7Hamilton, ON - The Hamilton Bulldogs were defeated by the Texas Stars 3-2 in overtime on Monday night at Copps Coliseum. The Bulldogs and Stars are now tied 3-3 in the series and will meet in Game 7 on Wednesday night at Copps Coliseum.
The Bulldogs opened the game's scoring at 16:58 of the first period. Hunter Bishop fired a shot on net from the right side boards that was stopped by Texas starting goaltender Matt Climie. The rebound bounced onto the stick of Gabriel Dumont, who fired a shot that was stopped Climie. Dumont grabbed his own rebound before snapping a shot past Climie and into the net.
The Stars tied the game 1-1 at 9:04 of the second stanza while on the power play. Travis Morin received the puck from Perttu Lindgren before dishing a pass to Garrett Stafford. Stafford rifled a shot over the shoulder of Hamilton starting goaltender Curtis Sanford.
The 'Dogs regained the lead at 17:51 of the middle frame while on the power play. Brock Trotter received the puck from David Desharnais while stationed in the left corner of the Stars' zone. Trotter gave the puck to Shawn Belle, who was in the slot. Belle released a shot that sailed past the glove of Climie and into the net.
Texas tied the game 2-2 at 5:56 of the final frame. Greg Rallo carried the puck down the right side and into the Bulldogs' zone before dishing a pass across the ice to Scott McCulloch, who tapped the puck over the blocker of Sanford and into the net.
The teams went into overtime for the fourth time in the series. Aaron Gagnon scored the game-winning goal 18:32 into the extra period. Jamie Benn collected the puck in the left corner before sending a shot to the front of the net. Sanford was unable to cover the puck allowing Gagnon to whack the puck past the netminder and across the goal line.
The Bulldogs will host Game 7 of the Western Conference Finals at 7:30 p.m. on May 26th at Copps Coliseum. The game will be shown on Cable 14. Fans can listen to every 'Dogs playoff game on the flagship station of the Hamilton Bulldogs Hockey Network, TALK 820. Fans can also listen or watch at www.hamiltonbulldogs.com by clicking on the 'AHL Live' or 'TALK 820' icons on the Bulldogs website.
Tickets for Game 7 of the Western Conference Finals at Copps Coliseum are available at the Copps Coliseum Box Office, any Ticketmaster Outlet, online at www.ticketmaster.ca 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 or visit www.hamiltonbulldogs.com.
1. HAM - Gabriel Dumont - 2 (Hunter Bishop) - 16:58
2. TEX - Garrett Stafford - 3 (Travis Morin, Perttu Lindgren) - 9:04 (PP)
3. HAM - Shawn Belle - 1 (Brock Trotter, David Desharnais) - 17:51
4. TEX - Scott McCulloch - 2 (Greg Rallo, Travis Morin) - 5:56
5. TEX - Aaron Gagnon - 6 (Jamie Benn, Matt Stephenson) - 1