Sharks battle back but fall in OT at Hartford

XL Center
December 28, 2013
Meeting 1 of 4 vs. the Wolf Pack
Sharks are 0-0-1-0 vs. the Wolf Pack this season
Sharks battle back but fall in OT at Hartford
DaSilva and Hamilton score as Sharks drop 3-2 to Wolf Pack
Hartford, CT – The Worcester Sharks (13-12-2-1, 29pts) began a season high five game road trip with a 3-2 overtime loss to the Hartford Wolf Pack (11-15-0-4, 26pts) in front of 4,724 fans at the XL Center in Hartford, CT on Saturday evening. The Sharks finished the 3-in-3 post-holiday break with a 1-1-1-0 record and return to action on New Year’s Eve in Adirondack, NY.
Dan DaSilva scored a highlight reel goal in the first period and Freddie Hamilton forced overtime with his team leading 11th goal early in the third period as the Sharks battled back from a 2-0 deficit.  Harri Sateri was solid in net again for Worcester as he made 28 saves in the overtime loss.
It took just 18 seconds for Hartford to get on the board in the opening period. Rookie Danny Kristo (12th) received a pass from the right wall by Jesper Fast to the front of the Sharks cage and Kristo buried a shot from in tight on the glove side of Harri Sateri. After an icing call on Worcester, Brodie Dupont won a faceoff right to the stick of NHL veteran Aaron Asham (1st) who then ripped a shot top shelf to give Hartford a 2-0 advantage. Worcester finally got on the board after both Brodie Reid and Rylan Schwartz took a hit to make a play. Schwartz fed Dan DaSilva (2nd) on the move down the left wing and DaSilva skated around defenseman Aaron Johnson and finished off a beautiful score past netminder Dov Grumet-Morris at 19:01. Worcester outshot Hartford 17-11 through 20 minutes.
A rather uneventful second period saw neither team find the back of the net as the Wolf Pack outshot the Sharks 10-8. Worcester trailed 2-1 through 40 minutes of play.
In the third period, Freddie Hamilton (11th) tied the score at 2-2 sweeping home a crease pass by Daniil Tarasov at 4:02. Neither team found the back of the net the rest of the way as the two teams headed to OT tied 2-2.
Harri Sateri made an awesome glove save on Aaron Johnson early in overtime but could not make the stop on the game winner off the stick of Oscar Lindberg (7th) at 3:15 as the Wolf Pack won in overtime for the first time this season by the 3-2 score.
The Sharks overall record falls to 13-12-2-1, 29pts and 7-5-1-1, 16pts on the road this season.
Notes: Three Stars: 3rd star: Aaron Asham (1-0-1) 2nd star:  Dov Grumet Morris (34 saves, W) 1st star: Oscar Lindberg (OTG)…. Final shots were 36-31 in favor of Worcester…Dov Grumet-Morris made 34 saves on 36 shots for Hartford… Harri Sateri made 28 saves on 32 shots for Worcester…. Worcester went 0-for-3 on the power play while Hartford went 0-for-2… Lane Scheidl (inj), Sena Acolatse, Nick Petrecki, Riley Brace, and Sebastian Stalberg did not dress for Worcester… before the game, Bracken Kearns was recalled by the SJ Sharks and missed his first Worcester Sharks game of the season…. the Sharks have lost eight straight games at the XL Center… Rob Davison played in his 699th professional game... the Sharks are now 0-2 in overtime this season… Dylan Demelo added an assist and now has a two game point streak (0-3-3)…. Adam Comrie and Konrad Abeltshauser each had five shots on goal for Worcester.
Coming up…  
The Sharks five game road trip continues with a 5pm start on New Year’s Eve in Glens Falls, NY vs. the Adirondack Phantoms.
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