HAMILTON - Alexander Avtsin and Mike Blunden both scored in the second period Sunday as the Hamilton Bulldogs beat the Rochester Americans 2-1 in American Hockey League play.
Nathan Lawson made 15 saves in net for Hamilton (10-13-2), which won its second game in a row.
Travis Turnbull had the only goal for Rochester (11-11-4), while David Leggio stopped 33 shots.
Blunden scored the winner on high shot from the slot that beat Leggio 8:34 into the second period.
Turnbull scored 3:22 into the first period to give the Americans an early 1-0 lead.
It was a chippy game with three fights in the first two periods.
Although both teams earned 27 penalty minutes, neither could score on their five power plays.