Sharks drop exhibition opener 5-2 to Wolf Pack

Champions Ice Center – Cromwell, CT
September 25, 2013
Preseason Game #1
Sharks 0-1-0-0 in preseason play
Sharks drop exhibition opener 5-2 to Wolf Pack
Kidd and Viedensky score for Worcester
CROMWELL, CT –  The Worcester Sharks dropped a 5-2 decision to the Hartford Wolf Pack in the exhibition schedule opener at Champions Ice Center in Cromwell, CT on Wednesday night.
Josh Kidd and Marek Viedensky scored for the Sharks while Christian Ouellet added two assists.  Tyler Beskorowany went the distance in goal for Worcester allowing four goals in the loss.
The Sharks came out flying in the opening period controlling the first ten minutes and took a 1-0 lead. Defenseman Josh Kidd (1st) sent a snap shot from the right side through traffic and just inside the post past goaltender Jeff Malcolm at 8:48 on the power play to give the Sharks a 1-0 advantage. The Wolf Pack scored two goals within a two minute span with Brodie Dupont (1st) connecting on the power play at 10:59 followed by Tyler Gjurich at 11:57 past Worcester goaltender Tyler Beskorowany. Worcester trailed 2-1 trough 20 minutes of play despite outshooting Hartford 13-7.
Brandon Hynes (1st) put the Wolf Pack ahead 3-1 at 4:06 in the only score in the second period. Danick Paquette (1st FM) fought Bretton Stamler (1st FM) in a long scrape at 12:08 with Paquette winning the decision.  The Sharks trailed 3-1 after 40 minutes of play.
Brandon Hynes (2nd) gave Hartford a three goal lead just 68 seconds into the third period before Marek Viedensky (1st) finished off a nice rush after a great pass by Sebastian Stalberg at 1:57 to cut the Hartford lead to 4-2. Michael St. Croix (1st) added an empty net for Hartford in the final minute as the Sharks fell 5-2.
Worcester Lines:
Stalberg               Viedensky           Ouellet
McDonough       Brace                     Caporusso
Belan                     Oleksuk             Crane
Paquette             Zanette                Judson
                Tarasuk                                Kidd
                Bowman              Bigos
                Goggin                 Palmer
Notes: Un-Official Three Stars: 3rd star: Sebastian Stalberg (assist) 2nd star: Brodie Dupont (goal) 1st star: Brandon Hynes (two goals)… Jeff Malcolm went the distance for Hartford in the victory… Tyler Beskorowany went the distance for Worcester in the loss allowing four goals… Worcester went 1-for-5 on the power play while Hartford went 1-for-4… Marek Viedensky wore the “C” while Sebastian Stalberg and Travis Oleksuk wore the “A” for the Sharks.
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