Sharks fizzle out in Manchester

Verizon Wireless Arena
November 22, 2013
Meeting 2 of 12 vs. the Monarchs
Sharks are 0-2-0-0 vs. the Monarchs this season
Sharks fizzle out in Manchester
Curt Gogol scores only goal in 4-1 loss vs. the Monarchs
Manchester, NH – The Worcester Sharks (5-8-1-0, 11pts) closed out their four game road trip (2-1-1-0) with a  4-1 loss to the Manchester Monarchs (12-3-1-2, 27pts) at the Verizon Wireless Arena on Friday night to kick-off a 3-in-3 weekend for the Sharks. The Sharks return home to the DCU Center and host the Sound Tigers on Saturday at 7pm and the Monarchs on Sunday at 3pm.
Curt Gogol scored the only goal for Worcester while Harri Sateri allowed four goals on 21 shots in the loss. JF Berube made 22 saves for Manchester and stopped Bracken Kearns on a penalty shot bid late in the second period for his 3rd win of the season.
A brisk moving first period saw each team score on their first shot on goal as the two teams were tied 1-1 after 20 minutes. Sean Backman (3rd) received a great pass by Scott Sabourin from the right wing wall in the Sharks zone that sprung Backman all alone in front of the Worcester net. Backman fired a wicked backhander just inside the crossbar past Harri Sateri at 3:54 to put Manchester ahead 1-0. The Sharks would tie the score at 7:22 after a great hit in the right wing corner by Eriah Hayes. Riley Brace sent a tape to tape pass from behind the Monarchs net to Curt Gogol (2nd) who then snapped a quick shot past netminder JF Berube to even the score at 1-1. Manchester outshot Worcester 5-4 in a penalty free opening period of play.
Manchester went ahead 2-1 with a flukey goal to open up the second frame at 1:46. Mike Ullrich (1st) scored in his first AHL game as he fired the puck from behind the Worcester net and somehow the puck ended up behind Harri Sateri. Bracken Kearns was denied on a penalty shot bid by the Manchester goaltender’s blocker at 16:46 after he was pulled down from behind on the previous play. Worcester outshot Manchester 12-7 in the 2nd period but trailed 2-1 headed into the second intermission.
The Monarchs would score twice more in the third period as Scott Sabourin (3rd) ripped one home at 7:21 and Brandon Kozun (5th) wrapped the game up with a rebound strike at 17:20. Manchester outshot Worcester 9-7 in the third period.
The Sharks overall record dips to 5-8-1-0, 11pts and 3-3-1-0, 5pts on the road.
Notes: Three Stars: 3rd star: JF Berube (22 saves, W) 2nd star: Mike Ullrich (GWG) 1st star: Scott Sabourin (1-1-2)… Final shots were 23-21 in favor of Worcester…JF Berube made 22 saves on 23 shots for Manchester … Harri Sateri made 17 saves on 21 shots for Worcester…. Worcester went 0-for-3 on the power play while Manchester went 0-for-1… Lane Scheidl (inj), Daniil Tarasov (inj), Sena Acolatse, Matt Pelech, Nick Petrecki, and Jimmy Bonneu, did not dress for Worcester… the Sharks had one fighting major and now have 22 through 14 games…. forward Dan DaSilva played his 1st game in a Sharks sweater since Apr 9, 2011 at Charlotte and wore #22… the Sharks are now 33-37-4 in 74 all-time meetings vs. the Monarchs… the 2nd period fight by Dylan Demelo with Hunter Bishop was Demelo’s first professional fighting major.
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