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updated: 2/8/2013 10:40 PM

Wolves shut out Bulldogs 3-0

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A pair of goals from forward Michael Davies and a 23-save shutout from goaltender Matt Climie propelled the visiting Chicago Wolves to a 3-0 victory over the Hamilton Bulldogs Friday night at Copps Coliseum.

Defenseman Kevin Connauton also scored for the Wolves, who won for the ninth time in their last 12 outings.

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The Wolves (23-15-3-2) got off to a blazing start in the first period with Davies beating the Bulldog defense to the puck and then beating Bulldog goalie Cedrick Desjardins (7-13-2) top shelf just 2:51 into the game.

Just 38 seconds later Connauton tipped in a puck shot from the boards to make it 2-0 heading into the second.

Davies wrister made it a 3-0 lead just 2:28 into the period and after that, it was all Climie, who was sharp in his return to the lineup after missing the past six games due to injury.

Climie (11-11-1) and the Wolves weathered a late pick-up in play by the Bulldogs (15-24-1-5) to notch their fourth straight win in Hamilton.

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