PEORIA, Ill. - The Hamilton Bulldogs may have been outshot 47 to 23, but they were still able to beat the Peoria Rivermen 7-4 on Saturday thanks to five third-period goals. Ryan White recorded two goals and two assists and the Bulldogs earned two shorthanded goals, increasing their total to nine this season.
Greg Stewart opened the scoring for the Bulldogs at 12:54 of the first frame. Peoria tied the game while on a power play at 8:34 of the second period. Nikolay Lemtyugov knocked a puck out of mid-air before firing a shot past Hamilton starting goaltender Marc Denis.
The Rivermen took a 2-1 lead at 15:24. Drazenovic snuck behind the Bulldogs' defenders and positioned himself at the side of the net where he received a pass from Jim Jackson. Drazenovic then ripped a one-time shot that sailed past Denis.
Hamilton tied the game 2-2 at 18:37 of the second period. White darted to the net where he used a backhand to forehand move before slipping the puck through the legs of Bishop.
D'Agostini gave the 'Dogs a 3-2 lead at 4:01 of the final frame. He raced into the slot where he rifled a shot that went through Bishop's pads and into the back of the net. The goal was D'Agostini's team-leading 13th of the season.
Vishnevskiy cut the lead to 4-3 at 8:35 of the third period. He blasted a shot from the point that made its way through traffic and into the back of the net. The goal was Vishnevskiy's third point of the night after assisting on the previous two Peoria goals.
Kyle Chipchura recorded Hamilton's fifth goal of the game at 9:51 of the third and White added his second of the game less than three minutes later.
Peoria goaltender Ben Bishop made 16 saves on 22 shots in the loss.