Sharks end weekend not good in 5-1 loss to Pirates

Androscoggin Bank Colisee
December 14, 2013
Meeting 6 of 12 vs. the Pirates
Sharks are 3-3-0-0 vs. the Pirates this season
Sharks end weekend not good in 5-1 loss to Pirates
Rylan Schwartz scores only goal as Sharks drop 2nd straight game
Lewiston, ME – The Worcester Sharks (10-10-1-1, 22pts) dropped back to .500 after a disappointing 5-1 loss to the Portland Pirates (10-9-1-4, 25pts) at the Androscoggin Bank Colisee in Lewiston, ME on Saturday night to kick off a four game road trip. 
Andy Miele recorded five points (3-2-5) for Portland and Mark Visentin made 30 saves as Worcester scored just once for the 6th time this season. Harri Sateri made 21 saves in the loss as Rylan Schwartz scored the only Worcester goal early in the third period.
The Sharks controlled most of the opening period and outshot the Pirates by the count of 12-4. But it was the Pirates Andy Miele (8th) finding the back of the net at 15:47 with an unassisted shorthanded tally with a quick shot from the left wing circle after a turnover in the Worcester zone. Miele’s shot broke off the shoulder of Harri Sateri and bounced into the net. The goal was originally waved off, but after instant replay the goal was counted and the Pirates grabbed a 1-0 lead.
Portland would score twice more in the middle frame as Rostislav Klesla (1st) scored his first career AHL goal after his shot from the center point found the back of the net at 7:49 and Andy Miele (9th) scored on the rush with a wicked shot from the right wing circle at 11:26 to put Portland ahead 3-0. Jimmy Bonneau (6th) fought Mark Louis (4th) at 16:17 as Bonneau tried to get his teammates going before the end of the period. The Sharks trailed 3-0 after 40 minutes but held a 20-16 shot advantage.
After Rylan Schwartz (3rd) got Worcester on the board early in the third period at 1:12 assisted by Freddie Hamilton and Travis Oleksuk, Andy Miele (10th) recorded the hat trick with a power play goal at 4:26 to give Portland a 4-1 lead. Jordan Martinook (4th) would end the scoring with a power play goal assisted by Chris Brown and Andy Miele at 10:30. A handful of penalties were whistled the rest of the way and featured a good fight between Curt Gogol (5th) and Kevin Veilleux (3rd) as the Sharks dropped their second straight game.
The Sharks overall record falls to 10-10-1-1, 22pts and 5-4-1-0, 11pts on the road this season.
Notes: Three Stars: 3rd star: Mark Visentin (30 saves, W) 2nd star: Chris Brown (0-2-2) 1st star: Andy Miele (3-2-5)… Final shots were 31-26 in favor of Worcester…Mark Visentin made 30 saves on 31 shots for Portland… Harri Sateri made 21 saves on 25 shots for Worcester…. Worcester went 0-for-4 on the power play while Portland went 2-for-6… Lane Scheidl (inj), Konrad Abeltshauser, Daniil Tarasov (inj), Nick Petrecki (inj), Brodie Reid, Marek Viedensky did not dress for Worcester… forward Freddie Hamilton returned to the lineup after suiting up in three games for the SJ Sharks….the Sharks are 7-3-1-1 in their last 12 games… the Sharks have outshot their opponents in ten straight games… Worcester is just 3-43 in their last ten games on the power play… James Livingston had five shots for the Sharks… Matt Pelech left midway through the first period with an apparent injury.
Coming up…  
The Sharks four game road swing continues with a 3-in-3 weekend in Pennsylvania. The Sharks visit the WBS Penguins on Friday at 7:05 and then head to Hershey to battle the Bears on Saturday (7pm) and Sunday (5pm).
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