Bulldogs outlast high-flying Moose

Yann Danis made 33 saves to improve to 4-0-0 in his young pro career, leading Hamilton to a 4-3 win over red-hot Manitoba at Copps Coliseum on Sunday afternoon.

The Moose saw their three-game winning streak snapped after opening the season with victories in Wilkes-Barre, Rochester and Cleveland; Manitoba had scored 19 goals in those wins.

Rookie Corey Locke had a goal and an assist for the Bulldogs (2-0-1-0), and Duncan Milroy scored the winning goal on a power play with 12:45 to go in regulation.

Jason King and Peter Sarno capped a memorable opening weekend with two points each. The pair are tied atop the AHL’s scoring leaderboard with nine points apiece in four games. King’s first-period goal was his league-best seventh of the season.

Danis, who joined Hamilton late last season after a successful collegiate career at Brown University, has won each of his first four AHL starts, including both this season.

Elsewhere on Sunday:
Justin Taylor netted a pair of goals and Brent Krahn made 32 saves to lift Lowell to a 5-3 win over visiting Wilkes-Barre/Scranton… Barrett Heisten‘s goal on a penalty shot 6:39 into the third period held up as the game-winner for Bridgeport in a 4-2 victory over Philadelphia… Portland scored five times in the first period, led by two goals from Graham Mink, then hung on for a 5-4 win over St. John’s… Hannu Toivonen stopped 24 shots and Brad Boyes assisted on three power play goals as Providence posted a 4-0 decision over Springfield.