ROCHESTER, NY - The Hamilton Bulldogs came from behind to defeat the Rochester Americans 4-3 at the Blue Cross Arena on Friday night. The Bulldogs have finished the month of October with a record of four wins, four losses and one overtime loss.
Scoring for the Bulldogs on Friday night were Tomas Plekanec, Chris Higgins, Mike Komisarek and Alexander Perezhogin. The goals scored by Higgins and Perezhogin were the first of their respective professional hockey careers.
Plekanec extended his points streak to eight games with his first period goal. During the streak Plekanec has recorded 4 goals and 5 assists.
Amerks had goals from Derek Roy, Jason Pominville and David Cullen.
In goal Eric Fichaud picked up his second win of the season for the Bulldogs. Tom Askey took the loss for the Amerks.
The Hamilton Bulldogs next action will take place on Saturday, November 1st (7:00 p.m.) and Sunday, November 2nd (4:00 p.m.) as they host the Cleveland Barons (affiliate of San Jose Sharks) in a two-game weekend series at Copps Coliseum in Hamilton. Tickets for these games are available for purchase at the Copps Coliseum Box Office, at all Ticketmaster outlets or by calling Ticketmaster at (905) 527-7666.
Fedor Fedorov can't crack the Canucks line-up though...
I know, but it's not because of a lack of skill in his case. He just doesn't have any heart or desire. Otherwise, he'd be in the nhl and he'd be playing some good minutes with the canucks. Sadly, he hasn't really produced in any league before this year. On the hand, Plekanec was one of the leading rookies last year and is showing steady improvement. He doesn't seem like a guy that lacks heart, and he stuck with the big club till the very end of camp. Pleks has great puck skills and is bound to get a sniff in the nhl sooner or later. Just wait a while, he's going to make the big show and produce some points.
Jason Pominville is up to 6 goals already? Wow. This kid grew up where I used to live, Repentigny. He played hockey in the shadow of another young prodigy from the area, Yannick Lehoux. Never thought he would amount to a better scorer in the AHL, than Lehoux.
By the way, t'was a great time to live in Repentigny during those years. You had Lehoux and Pominville in hockey at the minor league level, you had Danny Prata and...Éric Gagné (!!!) with the Royal Junior baseball team, and Marilou Cousineau was one of Canada's top 3 gymnasts. Man, minor sports were great there...
Anybody saw the goal made by Perezhogin? Can you describe it?
Yes I saw the goal, I was at the game. Perez got the puck behind the net, skated all the way around to the front of the net with the puck on his backhand. Then he let go a sweet backhander that froze the goalie. Great goal.