Sharks best Bruins 3-2 in chippy affair at Providence
Dunkin Donuts Center
November 2, 2012
Meeting 1 of 12 vs. the Bruins
Sharks are 1-0-0-0 vs. the Bruins this season
Sharks best Bruins 3-2 in chippy affair at Providence
Bracken Kearns scores two power play goals in win
PROVIDENCE, RI – The Worcester Sharks (3-4-0-1) kicked off their 3-in-3 weekend with their first road victory of the season in a hard fought 3-2 win over the Providence Bruins (2-5-0-0) on Friday evening in front of 7,372 fans at the Dunkin Donuts Center.
The road victory was the first in 14 games for the Sharks, with their previous road win occurring back on March 3, 2012 In Providence. Alex Stalock made 32 saves in the win for Worcester. Bracken Kearns scored two power play goals and Tim Kennedy scored his 4th of the season in the victory as the two teams combined for three sets of fighting majors and 70 penalty minutes.
The first period was filled with plenty of action including three goals and a pair of toe-to-toe battles. The Sharks went ahead 1-0 as Tim Kennedy (3rd) deflected home a Nick Petrecki shot from the point past goaltender Michael Hutchinson at 7:12. The Bruins tied the game at 15:45 with a 5-on-3 power play goal as Carter Camper (1st) buried a cross ice feed past Alex Stalock to even the score at 1-1. Worcester went ahead at 18:26 as Bracken Kearns (2nd) tipped a Danny Groulx bullet from the left point past Hutchinson to put the Sharks ahead 2-1. Frazer McLaren (2nd FM) battled Lane MacDermid (2nd FM) at 9:26 followed by Brandon Mashinter (1st FM) and Bobby Robbins (5th FM) at 18:27 for a pair of great first period tilts.
13 total penalties were called in the middle frame with the Sharks scoring the only goal in period two. Bracken Kearns (3rd) gave the Sharks a 3-1 lead after a nice pass by Jon Matsumoto, with a backhand shot from between the faceoff circles that knuckled past the Bruins netminder at 10:41. Sena Acolatse (1st FM) took down Christian Hanson (1st FM) at 3:25 with a wicked right hand in a chippy second period. The Sharks led 3-1 after 40 minutes despite getting outshot 21-14.
Providence made a charge in the third period scoring one goal on 13 shots to pull within a goal. Max Sauve (4th) scored on the power play at 14:57 past Stalock but it was too little too late as the Sharks held on for the 3-2 road victory in Providence.
The Sharks overall record improves to 3-4-0-1 (7pts in 8gp) and 1-2-0-1 (3pts in 4gp) on the road this season.
Notes: FIVE GUYS BURGERS Three Stars: 3rd star: Tim Kennedy (1-0-1) 2nd star: Carter Camper (1-0-1) 1st star: Bracken Kearns (2-0-2)… Final shots were 34-20 in favor of Providence… Michael Hutchinson made 17 saves on 20 shots for Providence… Alex Stalock made 32 saves on 34 shots for Worcester in his 62nd career victory with the Sharks… Worcester went 2-for-3 on the power play while Providence went 2-for-6… Brodie Reid (inj), Jimmy Bonneau, Travis Oleksuk, Mikael Tam (inj), Marek Viedensky, and Daniil Tarasov did not dress for Worcester…defenseman Danny Groulx played in his 500th career AHL game and added an assist…the Sharks released D Mike Banwell from his PTO yesterday after appearing in three games for Worcester… D Taylor Doherty was back in the lineup for Worcester after missing the last five games due to injury…the Sharks improved to 29-33-5 in 67 meetings all-time vs. the Bruins…with the three fights, the Sharks now have 10 through 8 games this season.
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