ROCHESTER, N.Y. - David Leggio made 35 saves and Marcus Foligno scored twice as the Rochester Americans beat the Hamilton Bulldogs 3-1 in American Hockey League action Saturday.
Mark Voakes also scored for Rochester (17-13-8), which is unbeaten in regulation in its last five games. The Americans moved within five points of the idle Toronto Marlies for first place in the North Division.
Phil DeSimone replied for Hamilton (16-16-5), which played the second of three games in three nights. Robert Mayer made 28 saves.
After peppering Mayer with 15 shots in the opening period, Voakes opened the scoring 33 seconds before the first intermission.
Leggio was also busy in the first, stopping all 12 shots he faced.
Rochester added to its lead 17 seconds into the second period on Foligno's first of the night.
The Bulldogs retaliated four minutes later when Garrett Stafford?s pass found DeSimone alone in front of the Rochester net. DeSimone pushed the puck into the open net behind Leggio to snap a 12-game scoreless streak with his seventh of the season.
Stafford extended his point streak to five games on the play.
Foligno sealed the win for Rochester, scoring his second of the game in an empty net.