CLEVELAND - Hamilton forward Gabriel Dumont scored the only goal of the shootout as the Bulldogs snapped a six-game losing streak with a 3-2 win over the Lake Erie Monsters in American Hockey League action on Saturday.
Hamilton (6-7-3) struck first at 7:34 of the first period on the power play when defenceman Nathan Beaulieu notched his first goal of the season, assisted by forwards Martin St. Pierre and Nick Tarnasky.
Lake Erie (8-6-1) forward Garrett Meurs replied at 7:56 of the second period to tie the game 1-1, with assists going to forward Mark Olver and defenceman Mikael Tam.
On a delayed penalty call and with Bulldogs goaltender Dustin Tokarski on the bench for an extra attacker, forward Louis Leblanc jumped into the play as the sixth skater and swiftly fired a wrist shot past Monsters goaltender Calvin Pickard to put the Bulldogs ahead again, 2-1, at 14:27 of the second period.
Former Bulldog and current Monsters forward J.T. Wyman scored shorthanded 5:30 into the third period to tie the game 2-2, with an assist to forward Brad Malone.
The 2-2 tie held up through overtime before Dumont scored the only goal of the shootout to seal the victory for Hamilton.
Tokarski made 28 saves on 30 shots in the Bulldogs net, while Pickard made 33 saves on 35 shots for the Monsters.
Hamilton went 1-for-5 on the power play, while Lake Erie went 0-for-4.