Sharks Shutdown Monarchs in 2-0 win

Manchester Monarchs @ Worcester Sharks
DCU Center – Worcester, MA
April 1, 2011
Meeting 12-of-12 vs. the Monarchs
Sharks are 7-4-1-0 vs. the Monarchs this season
Sharks Shutdown Monarchs in 2-0 win
Carter Hutton and John McCarthy power Worcester.
WORCESTER, MA The Sharks started an important 3-in-3 weekend with a hard fought 2-0 victory over the second place Manchester Monarchs at the DCU Center Friday night. Combined with a Providence win over the Connecticut Whale, the Sharks are now just two points out of the final guaranteed playoff spot with five games remaining.
John McCarthy scored both goals for Worcester with Brandon Mashinter adding two assists for the multi-point game. Carter Hutton made 27 saves for the shutout and his 11th victory of the season.
The Sharks got on the board first as John McCarthy (5th) put home a rebound on a Sean Sullivan shot at 11:55 just as a Manchester penalty expired. Brandon Mashinter also recorded an assist on the McCarthy goal. Carter Hutton made several big stops to preserve the 1-0 lead, and the Sharks took the one goal lead into the locker room.
Both teams traded odd man rushes and scoring chances in the second, but once again it was Worcester who tallied a goal. John McCarthy (6th, 2nd of game) parked himself on top of the crease and banged home a rebound after Tommy Wingels tried a wrap around at 8:16. Worcester led 2-0 heading into the third period with shots at 17-16 in favor of Manchester.
Worcester played shutdown defense in the third period to seal the victory. Manchester managed late pressure with 2:13 remaining as they went on a power play and pulled goalie Martin Jones to go on a 6-on-4 man advantage. But the Sharks held firm and killed off Joe Loprieno’s penalty on their way to a 2-0 win.
The Sharks record is now 35-28-4-8 with 82 points. Worcester has 5 games remaining on their 80 game AHL regular season schedule (2 home, 3 away)
Notes: Perfect Game Three Stars: 3rd Star: Brandon Mashinter (2 A) 2nd star: John McCarthy (2 G) 1st star: Carter Hutton (Shutout)… Final shots were 27-23 in favor of the Monarchs… Martin Jones made 21 saves on 23 shots for the Monarchs; Carter Hutton made 27 saves on 27 shots for the Sharks for his 2nd shutout of the season. Worcester went 0-4 on the power play while Manchester went 0-4… Carter Hutton improved to 4-0-0 vs. the Monarchs this season… Worcester won the season series against Manchester going 7-4-1-0…Tony Lucia (inj), James Marcou (inj), Jonathan Cheechoo (inj), Alex Stalock (inj), Mike Swift (inj), Frazer McLaren (inj.), and Jon Landry (scr) did not dress for the Sharks… Andrew Desjardins and Justin Braun are currently on recall in San Jose.
On Saturday, it’s Fan Appreciation Night at the DCU Center as the Sharks host the Providence Bruins at 7pm!  Doors open at 4:30pm for the Boston Bruins alumni double header! The Help Wanted Band will entertain the crowd between the alumni and the Sharks game and will perform during the first intermission of the Sharks game! Cheer on the annual Parade of Champions as several youth hockey teams will parade around the ice and welcome the Sharks before the game!  Steve Donovan from WXLO will serve as host for the Sharks BIG game vs. the Bruins.  The Sharks will auction/raffle off their game worn 5th anniversary teal jerseys… and make sure to stick around after the game and bid on some select jerseys right off the back of the players!
Get your family fun pack (4 tickets, 4 hot dogs, and 4 sodas) for just $69 for all Friday, Saturday, and Sunday games! (must be purchased through the Sharks front office in advance at 508-929-0500)
For a limited time, score a ten game flex ticket package for just $130 and score two free playoff tickets!
Marina Riva, Chris Curtis, Jonathan Forsberg, Jason Jones, and Matt Renzulli are all selling group ticket specials and exciting flex pack ticket offers!  Jump in today and save up to 40% off box office prices!  Find out how to receive free 2011 Calder Cup playoff tickets by purchasing 2011-12 season tickets! Some of the exclusive benefits for full season ticket holders will include:
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