HAMILTON – David Desharnais scored the shootout winner as the Hamilton Bulldogs beat the Toronto Marlies 2-1 in American Hockey League action Tuesday night.
Ryan White scored in regulation for the streaking Bulldogs (9-3-3), who are 7-2-1 over their last 10 games.
Danny Richmond replied for Toronto (8-6-3), which has lost all three of the shootouts it has been in this season.
Curtis Sanford made 23 saves for Hamilton.
Jussi Rynnas, recently named the AHL’s player of the week, kept Toronto in the game with a 43-save performance.
Hamilton’s Alex Henry played his 347th game in a Bulldog uniform, surpasses the mark of 346 set by Duncan Milroy.
The Bulldogs opened the scoring at 8:33 of the third period with a power-play goal. Aaron Palushaj fed a pass across the crease and onto the stick of White, who tapped the puck past Rynnas.
The Marlies tied the game 23 seconds later as Richmond’s shot sailed through traffic before beating a screened Sanford.
Desharnais scored in the fifth round of the shootout while Sanford stopped four of five shooters he faced.