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Michael Bournival scores twice to lift Bulldogs over Admirals 4-2

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HAMILTON - Michael Bournival scored twice to lead the Hamilton Bulldogs to a 4-2 win over the Milwaukee Admirals in American Hockey League action on Friday.

Greg Pateryn and Nick Tarnasky also scored for the Bulldogs (28-30-5). Dustin Tokarski made 28 saves.

Michael Liambas and Taylor Beck had goals for the Admirals (29-21-12). Marek Mazanac stopped 22 shots in a losing effort.

The Bulldogs enjoyed a dream start to Friday's game, snapping their 0-for-20 streak on the power play within the first five minutes.

With Patrick Cehlin serving a minor penalty for hooking, Hamilton cycled the puck to the blue-line, where Nathan Beaulieu fired a high slap shot wide of the net. The puck took a hard bounce off the end boards and came to Bournival in the low slot, and he easily fired a wrist shot inside the near post at 5:23 of the first with Mazanac scrambling to regain position.

The Bulldogs used another man advantage to double their lead at 8:05.

Martin St. Pierre moved the puck to Pateryn at the right point, and the defenceman let go a rising wrist shot that moved through a screen and beat Mazanac over the far shoulder.

The speed of Bournival paid dividends early in the second, as the winger drew a hook and was awarded a penalty shot at 8:09.

He made the most of the opportunity, skating in quickly from the right wing and firing a low, heavy wrist shot that clipped Mazanac's far post on its way in.

Milwaukee cut into its deficit through a well-worked passing play, as Mathieu Tousignant found Liambas with a centring pass from behind the goal line, and he snapped a one-time shot high and over the far shoulder of Tokarski at 12:02.

But the Bulldogs struck back just over a minute later to restore their three-goal lead. After gathering a pass from Pateryn in the low slot, Tarnasky turned, fought off a defender and slid the puck through the legs of Mazanac at 13:46 of the second period.

Two penalties at the same stoppage of play gave the Admirals a full two minutes to work with a 5-on-3 advantage, but they needed only seconds to score.

Taylor Beck gathered the puck at the right wing and fired a hard wrist shot off Tokarski's near post and into the net at 14:53, seven seconds into the penalty.

Hamilton was 2 for 7 on the power play, while Milwaukee was 1 for 6.

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