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Bulldogs storm back to beat Phantom 6-5 in a shootout

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Bulldogs storm back to beat Phantom 6-5 in a shootout

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GLENS FALLS, N.Y. - Hamilton scored three times in the final ten minutes of regulation and Ryan White got the winner in the seventh round of the shootout as the Bulldogs came back to beat the Adirondack Phantoms 6-5 in American Hockey League play Tuesday.

P.K. Subban and Ryan Russell also scored in the shootout for Hamilton, while Jon Matsumoto and Stefan Legein replied for Adirondack.

Subban also scored twice in regulation, and Yannick Weber, Brock Trotter and Aaron Palushaj had the other goals for Hamilton (45-15-8).

Matsumoto had two goals in regulation for Adirondack (30-32-6), and Denis Bodrov, Jared Ross and Mika Pyorala also scored.

With the Phantoms up 5-2 in the third, Weber's point shot was redirected by Trotter at 10:14.

Subban brought the Bulldogs within one with just over four minutes remaining with his second of the night, blasting a shot from the blue-line past Adirondack goalie Michael-Lee Teslak.

The Bulldogs tied it 5-5 at 17:05 of the third when Palushaj took a pass from Subban and beat Teslak over the glove from the right faceoff dot.

The Phantoms opened the scoring 1:13 into the game when Bodrov beat Hamilton starting goaltender Cedrick Desjardins.

Hamilton made it 1-1 at 9:03 when Weber blasted a slapshot that sailed through traffic and past Teslak.

The Phantoms regained a one-goal lead at 14:33 when Matsumoto beat Desjardins over the glove from the slot.

Adirondack took a 3-1 lead 30 seconds into the second as Ross whacked the loose puck through Desjardins' legs.

That was it for Desjardins, who was replaced by Curtis Sanford after stopping just four shots.

Pyorala made it 4-1 at 12:40 as he one-timed a shot past Sanford.

Subban cut Adirondack's lead in half at 6:07 of the third, but Matsumoto scored his second goal of the game at 8:19 on the power play to restore the three-goal lead.

Sanford finished with 10 saves, while Teslak turned aside 24 shots.

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