#WorSharks a shootout winner at DCU X2
November 24, 2013
Meeting 3 of 12 vs. the Monarchs
Sharks are 1-2-0-0 vs. the Monarchs this season
Sharks a shootout winner at DCU X2
Matt Tennyson and Rylan Schwartz scored in 3rd period as Sharks defeat Monarchs 3-2 in shootout
Worcester, MA – For the second straight game on home ice, the Worcester Sharks (7-8-1-0, 15pts) battled back when trailing after 40 minutes and won in the shootout with a 3-2 win over the Manchester Monarchs (13-3-1-3, 30pts) at the DCU Center on Sunday afternoon to close out a 3-in-3 weekend 1-1-0-0.
Matt Tennyson and Rylan Schwartz scored early in the third period to erase a 2-0 deficit before Dan DaSilva and Sebastian Stalberg scored in the shootout for the win. Troy Grosenick made 18 saves and stopped 4-of-5 shooters in the shootout as Worcester improved to 4-0 in the shootout this season.
The Sharks had several chances in the first period courtesy of three power plays but could not find the back of the net behind goaltender JF Berube. Scott Sabourin (6th) gave Manchester a 1-0 lead with 27 seconds remaining with a wicked shot from on top of the right circle that sailed past the blocker of Troy Grosenick, hit the post and into the net. Worcester outshot Manchester 8-5 but trailed 1-0 after 20 minutes.
A sluggish 2nd period saw the Monarchs go ahead 2-0 at 12:41 as Maxim Kitsyn (1st) scored his 1st AHL goal as he fired the puck from the red line and surprised Troy Grosenick in the Sharks cage. Worcester had a 21-15 shot advantage through 40 minutes but trailed 2-0.
Worcester would score a pair of goals in the first seven minutes of the third period to tie the score at 2-2. Matt Tennyson (1st) got the Sharks on the board on the power play at 4:11 after he collected his own rebound and roofed the puck past a fallen JF Berube with Bracken Kearns and Adam Comrie picking up assists. The Sharks evened the score at 6:54 with a great snap shot on the rush from on top of the right circle by Rylan Schwartz (1st) after a great one touch pass in the neutral zone by Kearns.
The Sharks mustered the only shot in overtime as the game headed to the shootout. Brandon Kozun scored the only goal for Manchester while Dan DaSilva and Sebastian Stalberg found the back of the net for Worcester in the 3-2 shootout win.
The Sharks overall record improves to 7-8-1-0, 15pts and 4-5-0-0, 8pts on home ice.
Notes: Three Stars: 3rd star: Sebastian Stalberg (GWG in shootout) 2nd star: Bracken Kearns (0-2-2) 1st star: Rylan Schwartz (1-0-1)… Final shots were 32-20 in favor of Worcester…JF Berube made 29 saves on 31 shots for Manchester… Troy Grosenick made 18 saves on 20 shots for Worcester…. Worcester went 1-for-5 on the power play while Manchester went 0-for-3… Lane Scheidl (inj), Daniil Tarasov (inj), Konrad Abeltshauser, Sena Acolatse (inj), Brodie Reid, and Marek Viedensky (inj)did not dress for Worcester… five of the last six games for the Sharks have gone into at least overtime (four have gone to Shootout)…. The Sharks have only scored nine goals in their last six games but are 4-1-1-0 in those games – all 4 wins in shootout.
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