The Americans have lost four of five, including two in a row under new head coach Chadd Cassidy.
A crowd of 10,173 took in the game at the home of the Montreal Canadiens, the Bulldogs' NHL-parent club, in the second meeting between the teams in five days. The Bulldogs were outshot 49-30 in a 4-2 loss to Rochester in Hamilton in what proved to be coach Ron Rolston's last game.
Blunden's ninth goal of the season 26 seconds into the middle period drew the Bulldogs even at two. Quailer put Hamilton ahead to stay with his fifth goal at 2:04.
Pysyk gave Rochester the lead midway through the first. He scored his fourth goal on a pass from Varone 10:35 in.
Tinordi got credit for his second goal of the season on an odd play for the tying goal at 11:43. The six-foot-six defenceman's shot from the left point went wide. The puck struck the end boards and bounced back toward the net, where it went in off Leggio's right pad.
The Americans regained the lead at 2-1 on Legault's short-handed goal at 14:02. Brayden McNabb's shot struck the post and Legault put away the rebound.