Jimmy Howard makes 25 saves as Griffins down Bulldogs 1-0

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Cory Urquhart and Kyle Chipchura scored for Hamilton in the shootout, but Mikhail Grabovski and Corey Locke failed to convert. The third-place Bulldogs (71 points) pull within two points of the first place Rochester Americans (73 points) and Manitoba Moose (73 points) in the North Division Standings.

Jimmy Howard earned the shutout win, making 25 saves.

Meanwhile, appearing in his first game as a Bulldog, Dov Grumet-Morris turned aside all of the 36 shots he faced in regulation and overtime, but was unable to stop any of the four Griffins' shooters in the shootout and suffered the loss.