#WorSharks extend point streak to SIX games with 2-1 shootout win in Manchester

Verizon Wireless Arena
December 8, 2013
Meeting 4 of 12 vs. the Monarchs
Sharks are 2-2-0-0 vs. the Monarchs this season
#WorSharks extend point streak to SIX games with 2-1 shootout win in Manchester
Konrad Abeltshauser scores 1st pro goal and Troy Grosenick brilliant with 31 saves
Manchester, NH – Rookie defenseman Konrad Abeltshauser scored his first professional goal in the third period to lift the Worcester Sharks (10-8-1-1, 22pts) to a 2-1 shootout victory over the Manchester Monarchs (16-5-1-4, 38pts) at the Verizon Wireless Arena on Sunday afternoon. With the win, the Sharks picked up five points on the weekend and now ride a six game point (5-0-0-1) heading into Friday night’s rematch vs. the Monarchs at the DCU Center.
Troy Grosenick won his third straight start making 31 saves and stopping 4-of-5 shooters in the shootout in the victory. Worcester is now 7-1-1-1 in their last 10 games and 5-3-1-0 on the road this season.
Each team fired nine shots in a scoreless first period. Troy Grosenick made two terrific saves in the final moments to keep the game scoreless through 20 minutes.
Manchester came out buzzing in the second period and caused a bevy of turnovers which led to the first goal of the hockey game. Zach O’Brien (3rd) sent a shot from the left circle that snuck through Troy Grosenick at 57 seconds to give Manchester a 1-0 advantage. Physical play picked up after Brandon Kozun ran into Grosenick at 9:07 and Scott Sabourin rolled over Dan DaSilva at 13:00. Dan DaSilva almost tied the score late in the period with a point blank chance but was topped by JF Berube. Troy Grosenick robbed Nick Shore with 30 seconds remaining to keep the Sharks down by a single score through 40 minutes.
The Sharks fired 17 shots in the third period and tied the score at 1-1 at 5:47 with a blast by rookie Konrad Abeltshauser (1st). Daniil Tarasov sent a beautiful pass across the ice to Abeltshauser who then ripped a slapper from 50 feet just inside the crossbar for his first professional goal. Worcester had several chances to win it late but JF Berube was able to force OT. Troy Grosenick was spectacular in the third period with 12 more saves as the two clubs headed into overtime.
In overtime, Daniil Tarasov was whistled for two separate minor penalties and the Sharks PK did an excellent job to force the shootout for the second straight game.
In the shootout, Troy Grosenick stopped 4-of-5 shooters while Dan DaSilva and Daniil Tarasov scored past Berube to lift Worcester to their 5th shootout win of the season.
Three Stars: 3rd star: Konrad Abeltshauser (1st professional goal) 2nd star: JF Berube (36 saves) 1st star: Troy Grosenick (31 saves, 4-5 in shootout, W)… Final shots were 38-32 in favor of Worcester…JF Berube made 36 saves on 37 shots for Manchester….Troy Grosenick made 31 saves on 32 shots for Worcester…. Worcester went 0-for-5 on the power play while Manchester went 0-for-3… Lane Scheidl (inj), Jimmy Bonneau, Adam Comrie, Dylan Demelo, and Sebastian Stalberg did not dress for Worcester… Matt Pelech returned to the lineup as he was returned from loan by the SJ Sharks ….the Sharks are 7-1-1-1 in their last ten games… defenseman Nick Petrecki suited up In game #254 for Worcester, surpassing Mike Moore for the most games played in franchise history….the Sharks have outshot their opponents in eight straight games…the Sharks improved to 5-1 in the shootout this season… four busloads of Worcester sharks season ticket holders made the trip to Manchester
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