Sharks lose heartbreaker to IceCaps in overtime
November 3, 2012
Meeting 1 of 4 vs. the IceCaps
Sharks are 0-0-1-0 vs. the IceCaps this season
Sharks lose heartbreaker to IceCaps in overtime
Postma’s goal in OT lifts St. John’s over Worcester 3-2
WORCESTER, Mass – Taylor Doherty and Travis Oleksuk scored their first professional for the Worcester Sharks (3-4-1-1) as the Sharks dropped a 3-2 overtime heartbreaker with 12 seconds remaining to the St. John’s IceCaps (5-5-0-0) on Saturday evening in front of 2,790 fans at the DCU Center.
Harri Sateri was sharp in goal for Worcester making 29 saves in goal in the loss. Taylor Doherty was the first star of the game, picking up his first career AHL goal, along with an assist. Travis Oleksuk also notched his first career AHL goal in the loss for the Sharks as the IceCaps improved to 5-0-0-0 at the DCU Center.
The IceCaps got on the board first at 9:10 of the first period when Maxime Macenauer (3rd) tapped the puck into a wide open net after the puck bounced right to him on a shot that went wide off the boards, giving St. John’s a 1-0 lead. The Sharks were 0-3 in the first on the power play and St. Johns outshot Worcester 7-4 in the period.
Sharks fans were treated to two first career professional goals in the second period. The Sharks tied the game up 1-1 at 5:14 of the second period when Taylor Doherty (1st) wristed his first career AHL goal past Mark Dekanich from the top of the right circle. James Sheppard and Sebastian Stalberg picked up assists on the Sharks first goal. Worcester then took the lead when Travis Oleksuk (1st) buried his first career AHL goal as well with a nice rush down the right wing side with James Livingston and Doherty picking up the helpers, giving the Sharks a 2-1 lead. The IceCaps tied the game 2-2 with just six seconds left in the second period when John Albert (3rd) popped one past Sateri with heavy traffic in front of the net.
The two teams skated to a stalemate in the third period, with Freddie Hamilton hitting the post with five minutes remaining for Worcester. The Sharks had a Yanni Gourde goal called back late in the third period because the whistle was blown before the puck crossed the goal line.
The IceCaps scored with just 12 seconds left in overtime when Paul Postma wristed one over Sateri’s right shoulder to give St. John’s a 3-2 win.
The Sharks overall record falls to 3-4-1-1 (8pts in 9gp) and 2-1-1-0 (5pts in 4gp) at the DCU Center this season.
Notes: FIVE GUYS BURGERS Three Stars: 3rd star: John Albert (1-1-2) 2nd star: Paul Postma (1-0-1) 1st star: Taylor Doherty (1-1-2)… Final shots were 32-18 in favor of St John’s… Mark Dekanich made 16 saves on 18 shots for St. John’s… Harri Sateri made 29 saves on 32 shots for Worcester… Worcester went 0-for-3 on the power play while St. John’s went 0-for-4… Brodie Reid (inj), Jimmy Bonneau, Frazer McLaren (inj), Mikael Tam (inj), Marek Viedensky, and Daniil Tarasov did not dress for Worcester…Doherty and Oleksuk scored first career AHL goals.
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