Cedrick Desjardins stops 26 as Bulldogs survive late rally by Monsters, 3-1

HAMILTON, Ont. – Cedrick Desjardins made 26 saves as the Hamilton Bulldogs beat the Lake Erie Monsters 3-1 in American Hockey League play Friday.

Desjardins only faced 13 shots through the first two periods before his shutout bid was broken 12 seconds into the third by Ryan Stoa’s power-play goal.

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Desjardin responded with a strong effort, stopping 14 shots in the third to perserve the win.

Ben Maxwell and Brock Trotter each scored in the second period for Hamilton (29-9-5), and Mathieu Darche added an empty-net goal in the third.

Tyler Weiman stopped 29 shots for the Monsters (16-19-4).