D-men turn offensive as ‘Dogs cruise

Hamilton cashed in twice on a five-minute power play in the first period and rolled to a 4-1 road win over Milwaukee on Thursday at the Bradley Center. Defensemen registered all four goals on the night for the Bulldogs, who moved to 29-12-3-4 on the season.

Milwaukee’s Ben Guite was assessed a five-minute cross-checking major and a game misconduct at 14:24 of the first period, resulting in a lengthy Hamilton power play.

2010 AHL All-Star defenseman P.K. Subban converted at 15:34 to give the Bulldogs a 1-0 lead. Rearguard Andre Benoit assisted on that marker and then scored a power play goal of his own at the 18:25 mark.

The Admirals closed the gap to 2-1 at 4:48 of the second period as Hugh Jessiman tallied his 12th goal of the season and second in as many games.

But Bulldogs defenseman Frederic St. Denis tallied a pair of goals to seal the victory, scoring midway through the second period and again at the 17:14 mark.

Hamilton goaltender Curtis Sanford improved to 11-9-2 with the victory in net, stopping 21 of 22 shots on the night.

Milwaukee, who dropped a 5-2 decision at Texas on Tuesday, has now lost back-to-back games in regulation for the first time since a three-game skid from Oct. 16-23.