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Sven Andrighetto scores twice as Hamilton Bulldogs beat Toronto Marlies 4-3

Sunday, 02.09.2014 / 5:55 PM / News

The Canadian Press

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Sven Andrighetto scores twice as Hamilton Bulldogs beat Toronto Marlies 4-3

TORONTO - Sven Andrighetto scored twice as the Hamilton Bulldogs won for the second time in as many days, edging the Toronto Marlies 4-3 on Sunday afternoon.

Jared Tinordi and Mike Blunden had the other Bulldogs (22-22-4) goals as Hamilton evened the season series between the Ontario rivals at five wins a piece.

Greg McKegg scored twice in the third to pull the Marlies to within one, but that's as close as they would get. Jerry D'Amigo had the other Toronto (28-16-4) goal.

Hamilton's Dustin Tokarski made 19 saves for his 16th win of the season while Drew MacIntyre made 24 saves in the loss.

D'Amigo scored 51 seconds into the first after Bulldogs defenceman Greg Pateryn failed to clear a loose puck behind the Hamilton net. D'Amigo put home his own rebound for his 11th of the season.

It was all Bulldogs after that.

Tinordi tied it 1-1 at 5:02 beating MacIntyre with a snap shot from the face-off circle. Tinordi now has two goals in two games after scoring just once in his first 41 games.

Hamilton enjoyed a two-minute 5-on-3 power play after Jerred Smithson and Kenny Ryan were assessed minor penalties at 11:54 of the first.

The Bulldogs quickly capitalized. Andrighetto put home his first of the afternoon off a Nathan Beaulieu point shot for his 11th of the season at 12:44 giving the Bulldogs a 2-1 lead.

Blunden made it 3-1 at 13:44 of the second, on a power play, with his 10th of the season.

Andrighetto gave Hamilton a three-goal lead 53 seconds into the third walking around Marlies defenceman Andrew MacWilliams and beating MacIntyre stick-side for his 12th of the season.

McKegg pulls Toronto to within two on a power play, putting a loose puck up and over the shoulder of Tokarski at 8:37.

Then with 46 seconds remaining, and the Toronto net empty, McKegg picked up his second of the game putting home the rebound off a T.J. Brennan point shot.

Notes: Nathan Beaulieu, who was assigned to Hamilton by Montreal Sunday morning, had two assists in the win. ... The Toronto Maple Leafs assigned Smithson to the Marlies on Sunday morning.

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