by SAMANTHA ZEITZ
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. Despite the gutsy effort, the Bulldogs are down 3-games-to-nothing in their Eastern Conference Quarter Final series.
Chances were hard to come by in the tight checking 1st period as Ottawa took a late 1-0 lead, out-shooting 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 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.
The Bulldogs played the game without regulars Jan Jenik (injury) and Navrin Mutter (suspension).
Ottawa out-shot Hamilton 24-19.
Hamilton was 1 for 4 on the power play while Ottawa was 1 for 2.
Ottawa goal scorers were Mithell Hoelscher and Noel Hoefenmayer.
The Bulldogs will have to fight to stay alive tomorrow night when they host Game 4 at FirstOntario Centre at 7pm.
Source: Hamilton Bulldogs