Period 1 Hamilton - Duncan Milroy (Gavin Morgan, Jean-Philippe Cote) 9:35
Period 2 Hamilton - Duncan Milroy (Andrei Kostitsyn, Gavin Morgan) 7:10 Hamilton - Andrei Kostitsyn (powerplay) (Gavin Morgan) 11:59 St. John's - Harold Druken 15 (powerplay) (Kyle Wellwood, David Ling) 19:25
Period 3 St. John's - Matt Stajan 14 (Brad Leeb, Kris Newbury) 3:57 St. John's - Kyle Wellwood 22 (Brendan Bell, Jeremy Williams) 12:59
Hamilton SHOOTER.............. SCORE
Duncan Milroy........ NO
James Sanford...... YES
Gavin Morgan........ NO
St. John's SHOOTER.........SCORE
TOTALS: 2 3
Period 1 St. John's - Ben Ondrus - (Interference), 2 min, 12:37
Period 2 St. John's - Kris Newbury - (Interference), 2 min, 4:39 St. John's - Carlo Colaiacovo - (Holding), 2 min, 10:17 Hamilton - Dan Jancevski - (Roughing), 2 min, 18:50
NAME DEC MIN SHOTS SAVES
35 Yann Danis SOL 65:00 31 28
NAME DEC MIN SHOTS SAVES
31 Jean-Francois Racine WIN 65:00 30 27
Watching tonights game I was ready to shut the game off before Druken started that sweet come back. I thought Racine let in a few soft ones and it looked like Hamilton was going to walk all over them. Not the case though, I thought that 3rd period was one on there best periods of the season. Kelly and Bell played amazing games as did Racine with some highlight reel saves. Mostly everyone played well, lets bring on the Americans now.
Oh well, none of this matters I guess. At least Hab fans can take solace in having vastly superior prospects.
Ha, ha. Very funny
Right like a Wellwood verses Higgins thread on the prospect board would accomplish anything ..
Chris Higgins 2nd year ..... 48 games .. 14 goals ... 12 assists .. 26 points .. -1
Jeremy Williams 1st year ...46 games ...11 goals.....11 assists....22 points ... 0
Not really fair because Williams is a year younger and often does not even play regularly in his first AHL season so comparing him to a TOP 50 prospect like Higgins is a bit of an injustice .. It's not like Williams is scoring the winning goal in a shoot out or anything while Higgin's is not even competing ..
However lets forget Wellwood that just makes Higgins look, well lets say not to flattering in comparison as Leaf fans know Welly is in a whole different hemisphere and not really fair ..
and if Williams passes him soon .. we can always move on to comparing Higgins to Brendan Bell soon ..
Brendan Bell ..2nd year ...46 games .. 3 goals ... 19 assists .. 22 points .... +6
unless habs fans would feel more comfortable comparing Bell or even White for that matter to TOP PROSPECT Ron Hainsey instead...I mean is 8 points and -12 all that bad considering he is only in his 4th AHL season after all ..
“That was huge,” said defenceman Brendan Bell of the Druken goal, which came on the Leafs’ only power-play of the game. “If we had started the third period down 3-0, I don’t know if we could have overcome that gap in 20 minutes.
“But when Drukes scored, it was like ‘OK, we can do this.’ I think everybody on the team knew we could come back. We went in the dressing room saying all we needed is a goal early in the third.”
That’s exactly what happened, with Matt Stajan scoring his 14th of the season before the third period was four minutes old.
“When we got that one, it was like we went from thinking ‘OK, we can do this’ to “OK, we are going to do this. It’s going to happen,’” said Bell, who would play a part in turning such positive thinking into reality at 12:59 of the third, by setting up Kyle Wellwood’s team-leading 22nd goal of the season.
Wellwood had been knocked down behind the Hamilton net and looked to be out of the play as the Bulldogs moved to clear the defensive zone, but Bell kept the puck in at the Hamilton blueline and fed Wellwood, who had picked himself up and found himself all alone in front of Bulldogs’ goalie Yann Danis. One move to the backhand later and the game was tied. “I love seeing Welly alone in front of the net,” said Bell. “When the puck came to me, I started to shoot, but I looked up and saw Welly standing all by himself, and I thought ‘this is going to be an assist for me.’”
on another note ... Bell has been playing some very solid hockey on the long road trip and recently ... That is very promising from a prospect point of view .. Bell may actually have been the best Dman over the past month, while carlo recovers from his injury ..