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Mayer makes 36 saves as Bulldogs blank Senators in AHL pre-season

CORNER BROOK, N.L. – Robert Mayer made 36 saves as the Hamilton Bulldogs blanked the Binghamton Senators 3-0 in American Hockey League exhibition action Thursday.

J.T. Wyman scored two goals and added an assist for the Bulldogs, while Aaron Palushaj also scored.

The Bulldogs opened the scoring at 17:31 of the first period. Frederic St-Denis collected the puck at the blue-line, and his snap shot banked off of Wyman before squeaking past Binghamton starting goaltender Mike Brodeur.

The Bulldogs took a 2-0 lead at 3:01 of the second period with a very similar play. David Desharnais’ shot from the blue-line banked off Wyman, who was stationed in front of the net. The puck bounced past Brodeur and into the back of the net.

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Barry Brust replaced Brodeur in the Binghamton net midway through the second.

Palushaj gave Hamilton a 3-0 lead at 17:53 of the third period. Andreas Engqvist dished the puck to Palushaj, who dashed towards the net and backhanded a shot that was stopped by Brust. Palushaj grabbed the loose rebound and buried the puck past Brust.