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Bulldogs take bite out of Road Runners

Tomas Plekanec scored twice and Jason Ward had three points as Hamilton posted a 7-4 victory over Edmonton at Copps Coliseum on Friday night.

Plekanec, who will play in his second straight AHL All-Star Classic this weekend, has 19 goals on the season.

Hamilton scored four times in the first period, with Antti Miettinen and Corey Locke staking the Dogs to a 2-0 lead just 3:10 into the game.

Andrei Kostitsyn and Steve Ott also scored for the Bulldogs, who ended a four-game winless streak.

Elsewhere on Friday:
Rochester upped its points streak to 10 games (9-0-0-1) as Ryan Miller set a franchise record with his seventh shutout of the season in a 3-0 win over San Antonio… Hannu Toivonen earned his third consecutive shutout, making 32 saves in Providence’s 3-0 win over Manchester… Cam Ward stopped 28 shots for Lowell in a 1-0 win at Philadelphia… Worcester scored three times early in the third period to gain a 4-1 win over Springfield… Wade Dubielewicz made 39 saves as Bridgeport beat Binghamton in a shootout, 2-1… Brad Moran had two goals and an assist for Syracuse in a 6-1 victory over Cincinnati… Utah ended a 13-game road losing streak with a 5-2 win in Grand Rapids… Peter Budaj made 42 saves as Hershey shut out Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, 2-0… Adrian Foster and Pascal Rheaume scored in the third period and Scott Clemmensen made 29 saves as Albany blanked Portland, 2-0… Manitoba got a goal from Josh Green in the seventh round to knock off St. John’s, 4-3… Michael Garnett made six saves in overtime and was 4-for-4 in the shootout as Chicago beat Milwaukee, 5-4.