HAMILTON, Ont. - Curtis Sanford made 38 saves and Hamilton scored three times in the third as the Bulldogs shut out the Rockford IceHogs 3-0 in American Hockey League action Friday.
Ryan White had a goal and an assist for Hamilton (1-0-1), while Andrew Conboy and Tommy Pyatt also scored.
Marc-Andre Bergeron - on a conditioning stint with Bulldogs after signing with the Montreal Canadiens earlier this week - added two assists, including one on White's power-play goal.
Bergeron played in 72 games with the Minnesota Wild last season, recording 14 goals and 18 assists.
It's hoped Bergeron will fill a hole in Montreal's depleted defence corps after recent injuries to star blue-liner Andrei Markov and Ryan O'Byrne.
Corey Crawford made 38 saves in taking the loss for Rockford (0-1-1).