Saturday, November 3, 2012
BULLDOGS FALL 3-2 IN A SHOOTOUT
Last night in Rochester, the Americans took on the Hamilton Bulldogs in the first game of the home and home set. 6 minutes in, Biega played the puck to Girgensons at the point and he one-timed a shot into the back of the net to make it 1-0. There was no scoring in the second. 2 minutes into the third, with the Americans on a powerplay,Mancari centred the puck to Porter and he one timed a shot home to extend the lead. 41 seconds later, Nashes point shot was tipped in by Gallagher to cut the lead to 1. Late in the third, Blunden shots from the right wing was stopped and the puck floated right to Boyce at the side of the net and he put the puck in to tie the game at 2-2. The game would go to overtime and then a shootout.
The first shooter for the Dogs was Holland. He came in on goal and fired a shot and was stopped by the blocker of Leggio. Varone was first for the Americans. he came in on goal, faked a shot and then went to the backhand and scored to give them the lead. Geoffrion was up for the dogs, he came in and fired a shot and was denied. Flynn was up for Rochester, he went in slowly and had his eyes on the top left corner but he fired the shot top right and it froze Mayer as it went into the net. Bournival went up for the Dogs and he was stopped. So Brennan could win it. He went to the backhand and was stopped. So it was up to Boyce to keep the game alive.
He fired a shot blocker side and scored. So it continues. Foligno had a chance to win it on the 4th shot, he fired a shot five hole and scored to win the game. 3-2 Rochester is the final. In the win, Leggio made 29 saves. In the loss, Mayer made 33 saves. These two teams will go at it again tonight in Hamilton on Sportsnet at 7:00pm E.t
Written By Andrew Di Pardo