Cedrick Desjardins made 24 saves as the Hamilton Bulldogs upset the Abbotsford Heat 3-0 in American Hockey League action Saturday.
Desjardins, making just his fourth start of the year, picked up his first shutout of the year and the 15th of his AHL career.
Patrick Holland, Steve Quailer and Louis Leblanc scored for Hamilton (7-9-2), who won for just the third time in their last 10 games. However, the win allows them to crawl out of the league basement.
Abbotsford (13-3-4) lost a game in regulation for the first time on home ice this season but are still two points up on Syracuse for top spot in the AHL.
Danny Taylor meanwhile made 24 saves in net for the Heat.
Holland opened the scoring, finishing off a solo effort by Brendan Gallagher. Gallagher fought off a check behind the net and centred to Holland who one-timed it past the glove of Taylor at 4:23 in the first period.