Sharks score late, Sexsmith holds on
DCU Center – Worcester, MA
December 3, 2011
Meeting 1-of-2 vs. the Senators
Sharks are 1-0-0-0 vs. the Senators
Sharks score late, Sexsmith holds on
Ryan Del Monte nabs the game winner late in third period as Sharks win their 2nd straight
WORCESTER, MA – Ryan Del Monte scored with 4:13 remaining in the third period and Tyson Sexsmith shut the door the rest of the way with several key saves late as the Sharks held on for a 2-1 victory over the Binghamton Senators at the DCU Center on Saturday evening.
Tommy Wingels tied the game in the third period on the power play for Worcester as Tyson Sexsmith picked up his 4th win of the season with 21 saves for the Sharks 2nd straight one goal victory on home ice.
Worcester outshot Binghamton 17-5 in the first period guided by two early power play chances but did not score. Jimmy Bonneau (3rd FM) and Francis Lessard (8th FM) fought at center ice at 11:54 in a good scrap to get the crowd rolling. The first period came to a close with no score.
Neither team scored in a sleepy second period that saw only 13 total shots. Tyson Sexsmith had 11 saves after 40 minutes while Mike McKenna had 24 stops for the Senators.
Things opened up in the third period with the Senators taking a 1-0 lead at 9:01. Pat Cannone (6th) sent a backhander past Tyson Sexsmith after a rush down the left side to put Binghamton ahead. After head coach Roy Sommer used his timeout with the Sharks on the power play, Tommy Wingels (4th) jammed home a loose rebound after the initial attempt by John McCarthy to tie the score 13:05. Just over two minutes later, Tony Lucia took a big hit in the Senators zone but was able to push the puck towards the Binghamton net. Ryan Del Monte (2nd) sent a quick shot from in tight and past Mike McKenna for the eventual game winner at 15:47. The Senators pulled the goalie for a late charge and hit the post with 30 seconds remaining and Tyson Sexsmith stood on his head to close out the Sharks one goal victory.
The Sharks record improves to 8-6-3-2 with 21 points through 19 games and to 6-5-0-1 at the DCU Center.
Notes: FIVE GUYS BURGERS Three Stars: 3rd Star Tyson Sexsmith (21 saves, W) 2nd star: Tommy Wingels (1-0-1) 1st star: Ryan Del Monte (GWG)… Final shots were 35-22 in favor of Worcester… Mike McKenna made 33 saves on 35 shots for Binghamton; Tyson Sexsmith made 21 saves on 22 shots for Worcester…Worcester went 1-for-4 on the power play while Binghamton went 0-for-1… Mike Moore (inj), Ben Guite (inj), Sean Sullivan (inj), Mike Connolly (inj), Brandon Mashinter (inj), and Taylor Doherty (inj) did not dress for Worcester… It was the first meeting between the Sharks and Senators since a 6-4 Sharks victory on March 12, 2010 at the DCU Center… former Worcester Sharks forward Riley Armstrong did not play for Binghamton due to injury… after not scoring in his first 10 games for Worcester; Ryan Del Monte has scored in two straight games.
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