Sateri super with 37 saves and shuts door in shootout win

Worcester Sharks at Portland Pirates
Cumberland County Civic Center
March 2, 2013
Meeting 11 of 12 vs. the Pirates
Sharks are 5-5-0-1 vs. the Pirates this season

Sateri super with 37 saves and shuts door in shootout win
Marek Viedensky scores only goal in shootout in 2-1 victory over the Pirates

Portland, ME– The Worcester Sharks (26-22-1-5, 58pts) defeated the division rival Portland Pirates (32-19-1-2, 67pts) by a score of 2-1 in the shootout on Saturday evening in front of 6,164 fans at the Cumberland County Civic Center. The Sharks concluded their 3-in-3 road weekend with a 3pm start in Springfield on Sunday.

Harri Sateri was super with 37 saves for his 9th road win of the season and Marek Viedensky scored the only goal in the shootout for the Sharks. Sebastian Stalberg scored a first period power play goal as Worcester improved to 15-3-0-1 when they score a power play on the road.

A fast moving chippy first period saw the Sharks strike with the only goal to take a 1-0 lead. Sebastian Stalberg (8th) banged home a loose rebound after goaltender Chad Johnson made a stop on Adam Comrie at 17:42. Worcester outshot Portland 14-10 through 20 minutes of play as Harri Sateri was strong in net.

Phil Lane (8th) tied the score at 4:19 of the second period after a nice entry into the Worcester zone by Darian Dziurzynski. Lane one timed the across the crease pass past Sateri to even the score at 1-1. The Pirates had four consecutive power plays in the middle frame and outshot the Sharks 16-7 in the second period.

Sateri was super in the third period with 12 more saves to force overtime. The Sharks outshot Portland 5-0 in overtime aided by a power play chance as the game went to the shootout. In the shootout, Marek Viedensky scored the only goal in the shootout at Harri Sateri turned aside all five Portland Pirate shooters for the 2-1 shootout victory.

The Sharks overall record improves to 26-22-1-5 (58pts in 54gp) and 16-12-0-2 (34pts in 30gp) on the road this season.

Notes: FIVE GUYS BURGERS Three Stars: 3rd star: Marek Viedensky (shootout gwg) 2nd star: Chad Johnson (31 saves) 1st star: Harri Sateri (W, 37 saves 5-for-5 in shootout)… Final shots were 38-33 in favor of Portland… Chad Johnson made 31 saves on 32 shots for Portland… Harri Sateri made 37 saves on 38 shots for Worcester…. Worcester went 1-for-4 on the power play while Portland went 0-for-5… Tommy Grant (scr), Mike Brennan (inj), Denny Urban (scr), and Brodie Reid (inj) did not dress for Worcester….The Sharks are now 31-32-10 all-time vs. Portland in 73 meetings … The Sharks had not won in Portland (0-4-3) since a 3-2OTW on Dec 26, 2011… The power play goal for Stalberg was his 4th ppg this season.

Coming up…
The Sharks wrap up the 3-in-3 road weekend with a 3pm start at the Springfield Falcons on Sunday!

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