06 January 2010

Wolves Lose Dogfight, 3-1

After a scoreless first period, Chicago (18-16-0-2) broke open the scoring with a power-play tally at 1:54 of the second. Center Jason Krog one-timed a shot from the slot, and Johnny Pohl tipped home the puck from inside the crease to give the Wolves the first goal of the game.

Hamilton (24-9-2-3) tied it up with a power-play tally of their own with 1:53 to play in the second period. Standing beside the goal, center David Desharnais sent a backhanded pass to defenseman P.K. Subban, who was waiting in the slot. Subban was then able to slide it past Wolves netminder Peter Mannino, stick side.

Mannino (8-3-0) turned aside 32 shots for Chicago.

Hamilton took the lead at 5:28 of the third period. Mannino came out of the crease to poke-check a shot away from the net, but the puck slid through his five-hole and gave the Bulldogs a 2-1 lead.

Bulldogs goaltender Cedrick Desjardins (15-5-1) posted 25 saves in the winning effort.

Hamilton center Ryan White rounded out the scoring with an empty net tally with four seconds left to play.

The Wolves continue their regular-season slate against the Peoria Rivermen at the Allstate Arena on Sat., Jan. 9, at 7 p.m.

Chicago 0 1 0 -- 1

Hamilton 0 1 2 -- 3

First Period---None. Penalties---Kulda, Chicago (cross-checking), 1:13; Kaip, Chicago (hooking), 5:57; Kozek, Chicago (goaltender interference), 9:05.

Second Period---1, Pohl 9 (Krog, Oystrick), 1:54 pp; 2, Subban 9 (Desharnais, Maxwell), 18:07 pp. Penalties---Maxwell, Hamilton (hooking), 0:48; Lehman, Chicago (roughing), 7:21; Stewart, Hamilton (double-minor roughing), 7:21; Darche, Hamilton (interference), 12:41; Chelios, Chicago (tripping), 17:53.

Third Period---3, Hamilton, Desharnais 14 (unassisted), 5:28; 4, Hamilton, White 8 (Wyman, Subban), 19:56 en. Penalties---Henry, Hamilton (tripping), 11:37.

Shots on goal---Chicago: 2-13-11--26. Hamilton: 14-11-10--35. Power plays---Chicago: 1-4. Hamilton: 1-4. Goalies--Chicago, Mannino (32-34). Hamilton, Desjardins (25-26). A---1,952. Referee---Ghislain Hebert. Linesmen---Jason Finley and Ryan Lichine.