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Bulldogs hold off Monsters in fight-filled affair

The Canadian Press

1/25/2014 10:39:10 PM

CLEVELAND - The game featured eight goals and seven fights, and the Hamilton Bulldogs won their sixth straight on the road, beating the Lake Erie Monsters 6-2 in American Hockey League action on Saturday.

Joonas Nattinen scored the winning goal for Hamilton (20-17-4) in the first period just 12 seconds after Paul Carey tied it for the Monsters (17-20-3) with his second of the game.

Sven Andrighetto and Christian Thomas also scored for the Bulldogs in the opening period.

Joel Chouinard and Martin St. Pierre scored 34 seconds apart in the second period to make 5-2. Gabriel Dumont added a short-handed goal in the third.

Robert Mayer made 28 saves for Hamilton, while Calvin Pickard turned back 30 shots for the Monsters.

The Bulldogs were 0 for 6 on the power play, and Lake Erie was 1 for 6.