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Round 3
Stanley Cup Final

Joonas Nattinen scores winner as Bulldogs edge Hershey Bears 3-2

Saturday, 12.08.2012 / 11:25 PM / News

The Canadian Press

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Joonas Nattinen scores winner as Bulldogs edge Hershey Bears 3-2

HERSHEY, Pa. - Joonas Nattinen scored the go-ahead goal late in the second period as the Hamilton Bulldogs edged the Hershey Bears 3-2 on Saturday in the American Hockey League.

Patrick Holland and Mike Blunden had the other goals for the Bulldogs (8-10-2), who got 21 saves from goalie Cedrick Desjardins.

Ryan Potulny had both goals for the Bears (11-12-1), with Braden Holtby making 19 saves.

Potulny opened the scoring on the power play five minutes into the game, but Hamilton responded with a power-play goal of its own — Blunden's fourth of the year — early in the second.

Potulny restored Hershey's lead just under two minutes later, but Holland tied the game at 7:02.

Nattinen netted the winner at 17:36 on an assist from Nathan Beaulieu, his second of the night.

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