Bonneau scores late to lead Sharks to victory

Providence Bruins at Worcester Sharks
New England Sports Center – Marlborough, MA
September 27, 2013
Preseason Game #2
Sharks 1-1-0-0 in preseason play
By Darcy Hamilton
Bonneau scores late to lead Sharks to victory
Rookie goaltender Troy Grosenick was superb in net with 28 saves
MARLBOROUGH, MA –  The Worcester Sharks (1-1-0-0) won a 2-1 decision over the Providence Bruins (0-1-0-0) in exhibition play in front of a capacity crowd at the New England Sports Center in Marlborough, MA on Friday night.
Konrad Abeltshauser and Jimmy Bonneau each scored a goal for the Sharks while Troy Grosenick had a strong game in net, allowing just one goal on 29 shots for the victory.
The Sharks came out strong in the first period, racking up five shots on goal right out of the gate. The puck was controlled by the Sharks for most of the period, with the Sharks outshooting the Bruins 12-6. At 14:13 rookie defenseman Konrad Abeltshauser (1st) sent a wrist shot from the right side past Bruins’ goaltender Malcolm Subban to give the Sharks a 1-0 lead.
The Bruins maintained solid control over the puck throughout the second period but were unable to score due to a spectacular performance by goaltender Troy Grosenick. The Sharks rookie goaltender made a number of notable saves in traffic. The Bruins outshot the Sharks 13-10 in the middle frame as the score remained 1-0 Sharks after 40 minutes of play.
Jared Knight (1st) gave Providence their first goal at 6:29 in the third period with assists from Alexander Khokhlachev and Anthony Camara. Worcester failed to convert on a power play halfway through the period but took a 2-1 lead with 2:28 remaining on a goal from Jimmy Bonneau (1st ) with an assist from Connor Goggin. Despite a Providence power play in the final minutes, the Sharks pulled out the win with a final score of 2-1.
Worcester Lines:
Tarasov               Schwartz           Reid
Caporusso          Viedensky         Stalberg
McDonough       Brace                 Livingston
Bonneau             Oleksuk            Crane
Abeltshauser         Acolatse                       
            Comrie                   Goggin
              Tarasuk                  Kidd
Notes: Un-Official Three Stars: 3rd star: Konrad Abeltshauser (goal) 2nd star: Troy Grosenik (28 saves, win) 1st star: Jimmy Bonneau (game-winning goal)… Abeltshauser had a game high seven shots…Malcolm Subban had 29 saves and allowed two goals for Providence in the loss…Troy Grosenick made 28 saves and went the distance for Worcester….Providence went 0-5 on the power play while Worcester went 0-2…Viedensky wore the “C” while James Livingston and Sena Acolatse wore the “A” for the Sharks.
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