Leblanc's two goals lead Bulldogs over Marlies 6-4
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The Canadian Press
Published Wednesday, February 6, 2013 10:14PM EST
TORONTO - Louis Leblanc scored twice as the Hamilton Bulldogs beat the Toronto Marlies 6-4 in American Hockey League action on Wednesday.
The Bulldogs had seen a three-goal lead evaporate in the third but Gabriel Dumont fed Leblanc from the corner and he beat Marlies goalie Jussi Rynnas from close range at 14:41.
Nathan Beaulieu, Greg Pateryn, Tyler Murovich and Dumont, into an empty net, also scored for the Bulldogs (15-23-6), while Cedrick Desjardin made 42 saves.
Jamie Devane, Jesse Blacker, Ryan Hamilton and Jerry D'Amigo each replied for the Marlies (24-15-4), while Rynnas stopped 20 shots.
Beaulieu got things started at 5:49 off a faceoff in the Toronto zone when his one-time blast from the left point eluded Rynnas, who was screened on the play.
The Bulldogs doubled their advantage largely thanks to the Marlies drawing three simultaneous minor penalties. Just five seconds into their five-on-three advantage Pateryn fired home his first goal of the season from the point.