Sharks conclude exhibition schedule with 3-1 loss at Providence

 
Worcester Sharks at Providence Bruins
New England Sports Center – Marlborough, MA
September 28, 2013
Preseason Game #3
Sharks finish 1-2-0-0 in preseason play
 
Sharks conclude exhibition schedule with 3-1 loss at Providence
Rookie Konrad Abeltshauser scored in 2nd consecutive game for Worcester
 
PROVIDENCE, RI – The Worcester Sharks (1-2-0-0) dropped a 3-1 decision to the Providence Bruins (1-1-0-0) in exhibition play in front of a nice crowd at the Dunkin Donuts Center in Providence, RI on Saturday afternoon.
 
Konrad Abeltshauser scored in his 2nd consecutive game for the Sharks while J.P. Anderson had a strong game in net, allowing just two goals on 25 shots for the loss.  Wayne Simpson, Zach Trotman, and former Sharks captain Mike Moore scored for the Bruins while Malcolm Subban made 29 saves in the Bruins victory. The Sharks closed out their three game exhibition schedule with a 1-2-0-0 record and open the 2013-14 regular season on Saturday, Oct 12 at Springfield vs. the Falcons.
 
Much like last night, the Sharks came out buzzing in the opening period and went ahead at 4:51 after a Konrad Abeltshauser (2nd) shot from the left point snuck its way through traffic and past Malcolm Subban. The Sharks had several chances to take a two goal lead in the first, hitting the post three separate occasions while J.P. Anderson held down the fort for Worcester with seven saves. Worcester led 1-0 through 20 minutes and outshot Providence 12-7.
 
The Bruins would tie the score after the midway point of the game as Wayne Simpson (1st) tapped home a nice cross the crease pass from defenseman David Warsofsky at 10:54. A few minutes later, J.P. Anderson made a great stop on an Alexander Khokhlachev breakaway chance to keep the score even at 1-1. Collin Bowman (1st FM) and Tyler Randell (1st FM) dropped the mitts behind the Sharks net at 14:03 with Randell getting the best of the fight. Moments later, veteran Rob Davison (1st FM) buried a Bruin along the boards inside the Providence zone which led to a scrap with Igor Gongalsky (1st FM) at     16:27 Providence went ahead 2-1 at 17:14 on the power play after Zach Trotman’s laser from the left point snuck through the pads of Anderson. Worcester trailed 2-1 after 40 minutes despite outshooting the Bruins 22-18.
 
Jimmy Bonneau (1st FM) and Tyler Randell (2nd FM) had a long spirited bout at 2:25 to kick off the third period of play as the Sharks seemed unhappy with Randell after his fight with Bowman.  Adam Comrie hit the post with two minutes remaining and former Sharks captain Mike Moore scored an empty netter with 4.6 seconds left to lead the Bruins to a 3-1 win.
 
Worcester Lines:
Tarasov               Schwartz           Livingston
Belan                     Viedensky         Stalberg
Oleksuk                McDonough     Judson
Bonneau             Brace                 Crane
 
              Abeltshauser       Bowman                       
              Comrie                    Bigos
              Davison                 Demelo
 
                           Anderson
                            Grosenick
 
Notes: Three Stars: 3rd star: Wayne Simpson (goal) 2nd star: Zach Trotman (goal) 1st star: Malcolm Subban (29 saves, Win)…Malcolm Subban had 29 saves for Providence in the win…JP Anderson made 25 saves and went the distance for Worcester….Providence went 1-3 on the power play while Worcester went 0-1…Luke Judson picked up an assist for Worcester…Marek Viedensky wore the “C” while James Livingston and Rob Davison wore the “A” for the Sharks…. Before the game the Sharks released Louie Caporusso, Christian Ouellet, Connor Goggin, Josh Kidd, and Tyler Beskorowany…. Steven Tarasuk was assigned to San Francisco (ECHL).
 
Coming up…
Opening night at the renovated DCU Center is Saturday, Oct. 19! 2013-14 Flex ticket packages are on sale now! Score your 40 or 12 ticket flex package by contacting the Sharks front office at 508-929-0500. You decide how many tickets and how many games YOU want to attend while saving $$$ off box office pricing! It is that EASY!
 
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Contact Worcester Sharks account executives Kristyn Galante, Erin Croce, Sean West, Amanda Perkins, Peter Kelly, and Andrew Nawn as they are taking deposits for the Sharks 8th season in Worcester! Jump in today and save up to 40% off box office prices! Some of the exclusive benefits for full season ticket holders will include:
 
·          Guaranteed same seat for all 38 home dates and playoff home games at the DCU Center
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Season ticket packages and group tickets for the 2013-14 season are on sale now by contacting the Worcester Sharks Office at 508.929.0500 or by crashing the net at www.SharksAHL.com.
 
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