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Darren Archibald leads Wolves past Bulldogs 4-3; Hamilton's late rally falters

Thursday, 12.13.2012 / 11:45 PM / News

The Canadian Press

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Darren Archibald leads Wolves past Bulldogs 4-3; Hamilton's late rally falters

CHICAGO - Darren Archibald had back-to-back goals as the Chicago Wolves held on for a 4-3 victory over the Hamilton Bulldogs on Thursday in American Hockey League action.

Peter Andersson's goal nearly seven minutes into the third period stood as the winner for Chicago (11-9-3). Captain Darren Haydar scored and added an assist for the Vancouver Canucks' farm club.

"We did a lot of things well tonight and were able to hold off a late charge with a solid penalty kill," said Wolves head coach Scott Arniel. "It was a big win for us and you never can criticize a win."

Joonas Nattinen, Michael Bournival and Nathan Beaulieu scored in the third period to bring Hamilton (9-11-2) to within one.

Matt Climie made 34 saves to earn the win for the Wolves, while Cedrick Desjardins stopped 21 shots for the Bulldogs.

Chicago went 1 for 4 on the power play, while Hamilton was 1 for 7 with the extra man.

Quote of the Day

If you want to prove people wrong, you've just got to go out and do it. Yeah, we blew 3-2 series leads the last two years, but no one is going remember that if we go out there on Saturday night and beat these guys and go play in the Stanley Cup Final. We need to get back to work and we'll start to do that tomorrow.

— Ducks forward Kyle Palmieri following a loss to the Blackhawks in Game 6 on Wednesday