“No question, it helps develop the culture of winning that can carry over.”
Renney and Tambellini were part of the Oilers’ contingent at the game. For Tambellini, the week has been a whirlwind, taking him from Germany to Edmonton to look at draftable players, then to Oklahoma City on Friday.
• 1. Aaron Palushaj, Hamilton
Palushaj came back from an illness that kept him out of Game 4 to register a goal and an assist.
• 2. Nigel Dawes, Hamilton
The Bulldogs’ top player since being acquired midseason, Dawes scored his third goal of the series late in the second.
• 3. Drew MacIntyre, Hamilton
The Bulldogs’ goaltender didn’t have to work as hard as he did early in the series but still posted a shutout to push the Barons to the brink.
Barons coach Todd Nelson
and Hamilton coach Randy Cunneyworth
were together last season as assistant coaches for Atlanta. They were released when John Anderson
was let go as the Thrashers’ head coach. ... The Barons also had 20 shots in their Jan. 21 win over Rockford. ... The loss broke a four-game home winning streak. ... The Bulldogs are 5 for 30 on the power play in the series.
BY RYAN ABER