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Grand Rapids Griffins thump Hamilton Bulldogs 8-0 in AHL action

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HAMILTON - Jamie Johnson had two goals and an assist and Chris Connor and Doug Janik each added a goal and two assists Friday as the Grand Rapids Griffins thumped the Hamilton Bulldogs 8-0 in the American Hockey League.

Francis Pare, with a goal and an assist, Louis-Marc Aubry, Thomas Tatar and Landon Ferraro also scored for Grand Rapids (6-7-0).

Gustav Nyquist added three assists for the Griffins, who got 29 saves from Jordan Pearce in the shutout.

Nathan Lawson started for Hamilton (5-7-1) and allowed seven goals on 41 shots through two periods. Robert Mayer played the third and allowed one goal on 10 shots.

Leading 2-0 after the first, the Griffins exploded in the second. Johnson scored his second of the night at 6:04 on the power play.

Grand Rapids added another goal at 9:49 when Conner buried a rebound past Lawson.

It was 5-0 at 16:24 when Tatar wired a shot home and Pare stretched the lead to six at 19:01 on the power play.

Grand Rapids scored its seventh, again on the power play, at 19:29 when Janik fired a rebound of the end boards.

Ferraro rounded out the scoring at 3:10 of the third.

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