Worcester Sharks vs. Portland Pirates
Cumberland County Civic Center –Portland, ME
December 28, 2008
ARRRRGGGHH… Sharks fall 7-1 in Portland
Andrew Desjardins scores only Sharks goal
PORTLAND, ME — The Portland Pirates scored a touchdown and converted the extra point as the Sharks fell to the Pirates 7-1 in Portland on Sunday afternoon.
The Pirates would strike for three even strength goals in an 11:37 span of the opening period with Dylan Hunter striking for the first goal at 7:37 for his 2nd of the season. Zach Tarkir would score his first AHL goal at 17:37 after a goal mouth scramble in front of Thomas Greiss. On the very next shift, Portland would score again as Colton Fretter picked up his 11th marker at 18:00 minutes. The Sharks trailed 3-0 after twenty minutes as the Pirates held a 9-8 shot advantage.
Taylor Dakers would take over for Greiss at the start of the second period and was greeted rudely, allowing two goals on the first three shots he faced in the first 2:16 of the 2nd period. Andrew Desjardins would notch his third goal of the year from Lemieux and Fox at 4:15 of the second period to cut the lead to 5-1. The Pirates would score two more before the period would end, former Sharks Mathieu Darche scored at 13:22, his 12th of the season, and Colton Fretter scored his second of the game at 18:10. The Pirates took a 7-1 lead into the dressing room after 40 minutes.
Neither team would score in the third period as the Sharks out shot the Pirates 10-5 in the final frame. Worcester out shot the Pirates 33-23 for the game. The Pirates had six different goal scorers and had eight players with at least two points.
The loss drops Worcester’s record to 16-15-0-1, while the win improves the Pirates to 18-10-1-2.
NOTES: Three Stars: (3) Derek Whitmore, (2) Paul Baier, (1) Dylan Hunter … The Pirates only used 16 skaters and lost their captain Tyler Bouck midway through the first period… Attendance was announced 4,806… This afternoon’s game was the 5th of ten meetings between the Worcester Sharks and the Portland Pirates this season as they battle for the Unum Cup… Portland leads the series 3-2-0-0… Thomas Greiss made six saves on nine shots in net and Taylor Dakers went 10/14 for Worcester. Jhonas Enroth made 32 saves in net for Portland… The Sharks went 0-1 on the power play while Pirates went 1-7.
The Sharks host the Portland Pirates on Monday in the makeup of last Friday night’s snowed out contest. Tickets originally issued for that December 19th game will be honored on Monday the 29th. Worcester is also home on New Year’s Eve, hosting the Houston Aeroes at 7:35 p.m.
All games can be heard live on 580 & 94.9 WTAG as well as online through AHL Live by following the link on the Sharks website, www.sharksahl.com.
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