Monday, December 29, 2008

Desharnais scores in regulation, adds shootout winner as Bulldogs beat Amerks

HAMILTON — David Desharnais scored in regulation and added the shootout winner as the Hamilton Bulldogs rallied to beat the Rochester Americans 4-3 in American Hockey League action Sunday.

The Americans roared to a quick start, scoring three times in the first period.

David Brine opened the scoring when he blasted a slap shot that was tipped past Hamilton starting goaltender Marc Denis by Karl Stewart at 1:29 of the first.

Kenndal McArdle gave the Americans (9-22-0-3) a 2-0 lead at 4:39 after he skated behind the net and jammed the puck past Denis on the short side.

The Bulldogs allowed their third short-handed goal in two games at 11:28. Janis Sprukts and Stewart skated in on a two-on-one before Sprukts fired a shot that was saved by Denis. The rebound bounced right onto the stick of Stewart, allowing him to bank the puck into the back of the net.

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