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Bulldogs report - Jan. 5, 2011

by Staff Writer / Montréal Canadiens
MONTREAL -- It’s amazing what a change of scenery can do. After failing to click with the Montreal Canadiens’ lineup and clearing waivers on two separate occasions, forward Dustin Boyd’s productivity has exploded since joining the Hamilton Bulldogs midway through the month of December.

Since donning a Bulldogs jersey and hitting the ice with the Hamilton squad, Boyd’s impact has been tremendous right out of the gate. With 10 goals over the course of his first seven games with the ‘Dogs, three of them game-winners, the 6’0” 198lbs center has launched himself on one of the best goal-scoring streaks in franchise history.

Over the course of his stint with the Canadiens, Boyd was in action for a total of 10 games. In that time, the Winnipeg, Manitoba native recorded a single goal – the team’s first of the season – served 2 minutes of penalty time and registered eight shots.

Despite watching the majority of games from the press box during his time in Montreal, Boyd was consistently praised by the organization as a talented player with an exemplary attitude and tireless work ethic in practices.

Boyd notched his first goal with the Bulldogs the same day he joined the team on Dec. 17 and would go on to add another nine over the following six games, including a three goal effort against the Chicago Wolves on Dec. 28. The streak was made even more notable by the fact that Boyd had only taken part in one outing with the Canadiens in the last month-and-a-half before becoming a Bulldog, yet displayed no signs of rust, making his presence felt immediately as a member of the Hamilton troops.

The ‘Dogs currently sit in first place in the AHL’s North Division.

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