Wolf Pack Howl Past Sharks 3-1


Worcester Sharks vs. Hartford Wolf Pack
XL Center – Hartford, CT
January 25, 2008
Wolf Pack Howl Past Sharks 3-1.
HARTFORD, CT- The Sharks fell for the sixth straight time to the Wolf Pack this season, dropping a 3-1 decision in Hartford on Friday night.
The Wolf Pack took a 1-0 led in the first period as Dane Byers connected on top of the crease on a backhand shot after a nice feed from Ryan Callahan from the center point on the power play at 11:55 which broke a streak of 32 straight penalty kills for the Sharks through seven games.  The Sharks were out shot 15-6 through twenty minutes of play as Taylor Dakers had an excellent period in goal for Worcester.
The Sharks would tie the game at 1-1 as Patrick Traverse scored his 5th goal of the season after he redirected a shot from Lukas Kaspar and gathered the puck on top of the crease and fired into the empty net.  Graham Mink recorded the other assist on the play.  The momentum would not last for long as Ryan Callahan would score two goals in less than three minutes including a nice breakaway goal to give Hartford a two goal lead after forty minutes. Worcester out shot Hartford 13-8 in the 2nd period.
In the third period, neither team would score as the Wolf Pack were able to maintain their two goal lead. The Sharks would fire 11 shots on Hartford goaltender Miika Wiikman but could not find the back of the net. Ryan Callahan would end the night with three points (2-1-3).
NOTES: Brennan Evans recorded his 9th fighting major penalty of the season with a tussle with Dave Liffiton at 18:55 of the first period.  The Sharks went 0-3 on the power play, the Wolf Pack went 0-4 Final shots were 30-27 in favor of the Sharks.
The Sharks travel to Springfield on Saturday before the All-Star Break. After another road game at Philadelphia, the Sharks return to the DCU Center to face the Manchester Monarchs on Saturday, February 2 at 7:05 p.m. with the first 3,000 fans in attendance receiving a hand-signed Graham Mink Collector’s Card. Fans are encouraged to come to the arena early, as Saint John’s and Saint Peter-Marian will square off in the First Annual High School Hockey Classic with a 4:00 p.m. contest prior to the Sharks vs. the Monarchs.
For more information on these and other promotions, or to purchase tickets, call the Sharks offices at 508-929-0500 or check out the new www.sharksahl.com. All games can be heard live on 580 WTAG, as well as online through B2 Networks, by following the link on the Sharks website at www.sharksahl.com.
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