Sharks Continue Winning Ways against Manchester

Manchester Monarchs vs. Worcester Sharks
DCU Center – Worcester, MA
October 22nd, 2011
Meeting 1-of-12 vs. the Manchester Monarchs
Sharks are 1-0-0-0 vs. Manchester Monarchs
Sharks Continue Winning Ways against Manchester
Connolly adds three more points to his hot start
WORCESTER, MA  – The Sharks continued their undefeated streak in regulation to begin the 2011-12 season as they defeated the Manchester Monarchs, 4-2, at the DCU Center Saturday night.
Mike Connolly scored twice with Matt Irwin and Nathan Moon adding tallies. Harri Sateri made 25 saves in his first start of the season for Worcester as the Sharks improved to 3-0-0-1 this season.
The opening period between the two rivals opened up late after tight defensive play to start. Nathan Moon (2nd) got the scoring started at 13:43 of the period with his 2nd goal of the year to put Worcester up 1-0. But Manchester would answer right back as 0:17 later Cam Paddock (1st) put home a loose puck to tie it 1-1. Monarchs forward Jordan Nolan received a five minute major for elbowing and a game misconduct on a hit to Matt Irwin late in the first. Shots were 7-5 in favor of the Sharks after twenty minutes.
Both teams saw their offensive flow and physical play pick up in the second period. Jake Muzzin (3rd) scored on the power play for Manchester after a scrum resulted in a fight between Ryan Del Monte and David Meckler, which also saw Nick Petrecki pick up the extra minor to put the Monarchs on the power play. Mike Connolly (3rd) would knot the game up at 2-2 late in the second period on a strong individual effort with 1:52 remaining as he stole the puck behind the net and tip toed at the top of the crease before sliding the puck past Zatkoff. The period ended tied at 2-2 heading to the third.
Worcester controlled play in the third period and turned on the offense to skate away with the win. Matt Irwin (3rd) scored on a power play, the Sharks have scored a PP goal in all four games this season, to put Worcester ahead to stay at 3-2 8:05 into the third. Monarchs’ goalie Jeff Zatkoff stood tall in goal to keep Manchester in the game as he made 14 third period saves. The Sharks would add the insurance goal as Mike Connolly (2nd of game, 4th of season) potted the empty netter to seal the win.
The Sharks record improves to 3-0-0-1 with 7 points and to 2-0-0-0 at the DCU Center.
Notes: Perfect Game Three Stars: 3rd Star: Jake Muzzin (Goal) 2nd star: Matt Irwin (GWG) 1st star: Mike Connolly(2 G, A)  …Final shots were 35-27 in favor of the Sharks…Jeff Zatkoff made 31 saves on 34 shots for Manchester; Harri Sateri made 25 saves on 27 shots for Worcester…Worcester went 1-for-5 on the power play while Manchester went 1-for-4…Worcester extended their point streak to four games…Before the game Tommy Wingels was loaned to Worcester while Justin Braun was recalled to San Jose...Harri Sateri made his first start of the 2011-12 season….Jimmy Bonneau (inj), Matt Pelech (scr) and Marek Viedensky (inj) did not dress  for Worcester… Ben Guite extended his point streak to four games with two assists… Worcester has at least one fighting major in all four games.
The Sharks travel to Bridgeport on Friday for a 7pm tilt vs. the Sound Tigers before returning home to host the Connecticut Whale at 7pm on Saturday, October 29 at the DCU Center! Trick-or-treat on the concourse and join in for the costume parade on the ice during the intermission!
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