The streak is over as the Toronto Marlies lose in their AHL match-up against the Hamilton Bulldogs. In a game that saw the Marlies get out shout 34-23 and featured a Ryan Hamilton penalty shot stopped by Curtis Sanford, the Bulldogs proved too much for the Marlies. Both goaltenders were outstanding in the first frame where neither team managed to score. Unfortunately Max Pacioretty scored just 42 seconds into the second period and was later tied by Greg Scott. By the end of the period Hamilton led 2-1 in a game that could go either way. Luck just wasn’t on their side tonight as Hamilton failed to score on his penalty attempt and that would be the game changer, as Ben Maxwell ends up burying the empty netter securing a Hamilton win.
3-1 the final score on February 24th in Hamilton, ON. The Bulldogs are 2-0 against the Marlies this month and found a way to end the visiting teams 3 game win streak. Two games remain in the month, one featuring the defending champs the Hersey Bears and the final one against the Hamilton Bulldogs once again. Keith Aulie did not play in the game as his season is over due to a shoulder injury. It is an injury that doesn’t need to be season ending but a necessary surgery will be done to leave Keith with a better long-term effect. Tomorrow night (25th) will be the Hersey bears.