Marlies Fall to Hamilton in Bulldogs' Home Opener

Jake Gardiner scores Marlies' lone goal in loss to Hamilton

Toronto Marlies
October 19, 2012

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The Hamilton Bulldogs – AHL affiliate of the Montreal Canadiens – defeated the Toronto Marlies by a score of 4-1 tonight from Copps Coliseum in Hamilton.

The Bulldogs grabbed a 1-0 lead late in the first period on a goal from Louis Leblanc. Patrick Holland’s first professional goal late in the second period made it 2-0 for the Bulldogs. Aaron Palushaj added to the lead with a powerplay marker early in the third. Jake Gardiner responded for Toronto with a goal from the point midway through the final frame. Despite applying pressure late in the game, the Marlies were unable to beat Hamilton goaltender Robert Mayer.

The battle of Ontario shifts to Ricoh Coliseum for the second half of a home-and-home tomorrow night. The game can be seen live on Rogers Sportsnet One at 7 p.m. To purchase Toronto Marlies tickets call the team’s ticket line at 416-597-PUCK (7825) or visit

Toronto Goal Scorer(s): Jake Gardiner
Hamilton Goal Scorer(s): Louis Leblanc (2), Patrick Holland, Aaron Palushaj

Game Notes
  • The Marlies outshot the Bulldogs 40-30
  • Ben Scrivens stopped 26 of 29 shots for Toronto
  • The Marlies went 0-for-6 on the powerplay and 3-for-4 on the penalty kill

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