Reid buries goal in 2-1 loss to Whale

Connecticut Whale at Worcester Sharks
DCU Center
November 17, 2012
Meeting 2 of 4 vs. the Whale
Sharks are 0-2-0-0 vs. the Whale this season

Reid buries goal in 2-1 loss to Whale
Alex Stalock’s win streak snapped at seven games with loss

WORCESTER, Mass – Brodie Reid registered the lone goal in his season debut for the Worcester Sharks (7-6-1-1) in a 2-1 loss against the Connecticut Whale (6-7-1-0) on Saturday night in front of 5,098 fans at the DCU Center.

Cameron Talbot picked up the win in net for the Whale, stopping 23 of 24 shots that he faced. Brodie Reid, Freddie Hamilton, and Taylor Doherty each had one point for Worcester in the loss, while Chris Kreider and Ryan Bourque notched the goals for the Whale, as Worcester fell to 4-3-1-0 on home ice at the DCU Center. Alex Stalock played solid in net for Worcester, allowing two goals on 23 shots.

After a back-and-forth start to the game, the Sharks were able to tally the first goal late in the first period. Playing in his first game of the season, Brodie Reid (1st) beat Whale goalie Cameron Talbot five-hole after a series of nice moves, giving the Sharks a 1-0 advantage.

There were a lot of scoring chances in the second period, but none of them found the back of the cage. The Whale came inches from tying the game late in the period, ringing the post twice on the same shift. Each team went 0-for-1 on the power play and Connecticut outshot Worcester 9-7 in the period.

After a bench minor to the Sharks for too many men, the Whale cashed in when Chris Kreider (2nd) buried a rebound off the pad of Alex Stalock, tying the game 1-1. Less than two minutes later, Ryan Bourque (3rd) was the beneficiary of a bad bounce for Worcester, sneaking a shot to the back of the net, giving Connecticut the lead. The Sharks also came inches from tying the game late in the third when Danny Groulx and Sebastian Stalberg both hit the post during a four minute power play for the Sharks. Connecticut was able to hang on late in the final minutes to grab the two points.

The Sharks overall record falls to 7-6-1-1 (16pts in 15gp) and 4-3-1-0 (9pts in 8gp) at the DCU Center this season.

Notes: FIVE GUYS BURGERS Three Stars: 3rd star: Cameron Talbot (23 saves in the win) 2nd star: Brodie Reid (1-0-1) 1st star: Chris Kreider (1-0-1)… Final shots were 24-23 in favor of Worcester…Cameron Talbot made 23 saves on 24 shots for Connecticut… Alex Stalock made 21 saves on 23 shots for Worcester… Worcester went 0-for-3 on the power play while Connecticut went 1-for-3… Nick Petrecki (inj), Frazer McLaren (inj), Jon Matsumoto (inj), and Jimmy Bonneau did not dress for Worcester…the Sharks fell to 16-29-3 all time vs. the Whale (formerly the Wolf Pack)… Brodie Reid returned to the lineup for Worcester after missing the first 14 games due to injury… the Sharks teamed up with the Worcester County Sheriff’s Office for the 7th annual canned food drive to benefit the Friendly House…. Before the game three time Super Bowl champion Kevin Faulk from the NE Patriots dropped the ceremonial puck… the Sharks fell to 0-4-1-1 on Saturday night games… season ticket holder Peter West was honored as the Sharks 1,000,000th fan during the first period… the Sharks have lost just two games in regulation over the last nine games, with both loses coming to the Whale.

Coming up…
After the Sharks enjoy some turkey, they will travel to Manchester on Friday at 7pm to square off against the Monarchs at the Verizon Wireless Arena to kick off a 3-in-3 weekend.

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