Monsters Can't Make it a Double Against 'Dogs

There was definitely a home ice advantage for Lake Erie and Hamilton in their home-and-home series this weekend, as each team won in their own barn.  After defeating the Bulldogs in a shootout in Cleveland on Friday, the Monsters could not pull off another win in Hamilton on Saturday.  Lake Erie fell, 2-1, to the Bulldogs in the second half of the back-to-back.

Friday's win was the first for the Monsters against the Bulldogs in their season series.  Entering Saturday's meeting, Lake Erie was 1-2-1-2 against Hamilton. 

To start the game, both teams showed the effects of having just played each other the night before, followed by having to drive from Ohio to Ontario.  Neither team scored through the first period, and didn't muster too many shots, as the Monsters edged out the Bulldogs, 9-7.  

The pace picked up in the second frame.  Lake Erie slightly outgunned Hamilton again, putting up 14 shots to the Bulldogs' 13.  However, Hamilton was able to find the back of the net twice in the period.  Corey Locke scored just :18 seconds into the second, assisted by Mathieu Biron and Brett Engelhardt. 

Locke quickly struck again, scoring at the 4:53 mark on a power play.  Jonathan Ferland and Marvin Degon were given the assists, putting the Bulldogs up, 2-0.  The home team would maintain that lead through the end of the second period, and carry it midway through the third.

Chris Stewart nudged the Monsters back into the game with his unassisted goal at the 10:00 minute mark of the last period.

That would be all the damage Lake Erie could do, however, and the Bulldogs escaped with the 2-1 victory.

The Monsters edged out the Bulldogs in the shots department, 34-32, on the night.

Lake Erie netminder Tyler Weiman blocked 30 of the 32 shots he faced between the pipes.  Cedrick Desjardins gave up just one of the 34 shots he saw for Hamilton. 

With Friday's win, the Monsters had jumped ahead of Grand Rapids for fifth place in the North Division.  But with Saturday's loss, Lake Erie went right back to sixth, returning the Griffins to the fifth spot.

The Monsters will now return home on Tuesday to host the Syracuse Crunch.


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