Road woes continue as Sharks drop 5-1 decision in Manchester

Verizon Wireless Arena
October 27, 2012
Meeting 1 of 12 vs. the Monarchs
Sharks are 0-1-0-0 vs. the Monarchs this season
 
Road woes continue as Sharks drop 5-1 decision in Manchester
Sebastian Stalberg scores his team leading 4th goal in loss
 
WORCESTER, Mass – The Worcester Sharks (1-4-0-1) dropped their 12th straight road game dating back to last season with a 5-1 loss to the Manchester Monarchs (4-1-0-0) on Saturday night at the Verizon Wireless Arena.
 
Five different skaters scored for the Monarchs as Sharks netminder Harri Sateri was pulled early in the 2nd period in the loss. The Sharks finish up their “3-in-3” weekend by returning home to host the Bridgeport Sound Tigers again on Sunday at 3pm.
 
A fast moving first period saw the Monarchs grab an early 2-0 lead through 20 minutes of play. Defenseman David Kolomatis (3rd) scored his 3rd power play goal of the season with a seeing eye wrist shot from on top of the right circle trough traffic and goaltender Harri Sateri at 6:10 to give Manchester a 1-0 advantage. After Dwight King hit the post, he swung the puck through the crease to Brandon Kozun (1st) who then slipped the puck through Satari’s skates at 17:14. Worcester trailed 2-0 after the first period with the Monarchs holding a 9-6 shot advantage through 20 minutes.
 
The Monarchs grabbed a 3-0 lead with a wicked shot of the cross bar by Marc Andre Cliché (1st) at 26 seconds of the 2nd period which ended the night for Sharks netminder Harri Sateri. Alex Stalock replaced Sateri who allowed three goals on ten shots. Alex Stalock was greeted rudely as Manchester struck with a shorthanded goal by Slava Voynov (2nd) ant 2:19 followed by another score at 10:05 by Andy Andreoff (2nd) at 10:05 to put Manchester ahead 5-0. Sebastian Stalberg (4th) got the Sharks on the board with his team leading 4th goal of the season at 19:06 with a wicked shot from the left circle that was originally stopped by Martin Jones but then deflected off a Monarchs defenseman in front. James Sheppard and Mike Banwell assisted on the lone Worcester score as the Sharks trailed 5-1 after 40 minutes.
 
Neither team found the back of the net in the third period that saw just a total of 15 shots on goal as the Monarchs held on for a 5-1 victory over the Sharks
 
The Sharks overall record improves to 1-4-0-1 (3pts in 6gp) and 0-3-0-1 (1pt in 3gp) on the road this season.
 
Notes: FIVE GUYS BURGERS Three Stars: 3rd star: Martin Jones (20 saves, W) 2nd star: Brandon Kozun (1-1-2) 1st star: Dwight King (0-2-2)… Final shots were 29-21 in favor of Manchester… Martin Jones made 20 saves on 21 shots for Manchester… Harri Sateri made 7 saves on 10 shots for Worcester in 20:16 and Alex Stalock made 17 saves on 19 shots as his replacement… Worcester went 0-for-3 on the power play while Manchester went 1-for-4… Brodie Reid (inj), James Livingston, Brandon Mashinter, Taylor Doherty (inj), Mikael Tam (inj), Frazer McLaren (inj), and Daniil Tarasov did not dress for Worcester…  with the loss, the Sharks now have a 12 game winless streak on the road (0-9-0-3) dating back to last season and a seven game winless skid in Manchester (0-4-3)… the Sharks now have allowed three shorthanded goals this season.
 
Coming up…
On Sunday, the Sharks welcome back the Sound Tigers at 3pm for a Monster MASH(inter)! Celebrate Halloween early and trick-or-treat in the concourse! Join us for the annual on-ice costume parade during the first intermission! The first 2,000 fans will receive a FREE Sharks player poster! Also, it will be another $5 KIDS Sunday, with a purchase of a full price adult ticket.
 
2012-13 Flex ticket packages are on sale now! Score your 40 or 10 ticket flex package by contacting the Worcester Sharks front office at 508-929-0500. You decide how many tickets and how many games YOU want to attend while saving $$$ off box office pricing! It is that EASY!
 
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Contact Worcester Sharks ticket representatives Jason Jones, Jonathan Forsberg, Kristyn Galante, Sarah Farley, and Ben Masse as they are taking deposits for the Sharks 7th season in Worcester! Jump in today and save up to 45% off box office prices! Some of the exclusive benefits for full season ticket holders will include:
 
·         Guaranteed same seat for all 38 home dates and playoff home games at the DCU Center
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Season ticket packages and group tickets for the 2012-13 season are on sale now by contacting the Worcester Sharks Office at 508.929.0500 or by crashing the net at www.SharksAHL.com.
 
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All games can be heard live on 580AM and 94.9FM WTAG, as well as online through AHL Live, by following the link on the Sharks website at www.SharksAHL.com.



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