Report from Worcester - 2/13/2013

Wednesday, 02.13.2013 / 3:00 PM
Eric Lindquist  - Staff Writer

The Report from Worcester is a weekly update on the San Jose Sharks AHL affiliate, the Worcester Sharks.

Sharks Snap Shot:

The Worcester Sharks (22-18-1-5, 50pts) chomped four out of a possible four points in two games last week to kick off a then six game road trip. The Sharks won another stunner with a come from behind 3-2 victory in St. John’s on Tuesday followed by their first road shutout of the season in a 4-0 win at St. John’s on Wednesday. The Sharks game on Sunday in Bridgeport was postponed due to the blizzard of 2013. Worcester now has 14 wins on the road this season (2nd most in Eastern Conference) and continues their trip with three games this weekend (Friday at Springfield, Saturday at Adirondack, and Sunday at Providence).

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The Worcester Sharks player of the week nominee is goalie Harri Sateri. Harri went 2-0-0 in two games last week in St. John’s including his first shutout of the season with 21 saves in a 4-0 win on Wednesday. Sateri allowed just two goals on 53 shots (.962 save %) and a 1.00GAA in the two wins last week which moved his record to 10-9-2 this season. Tim Kennedy (0-5-5), Daniil Tarasov (3-0-3), and Bracken Kearns (2-2-4 and FM) also deserve an honorable mention.

Few things to know:

Top 3… Last Week

  1. Harri Sateri made 21 saves in his first shutout of the season in Worcester’s 4-0 win in St. John’s on Wednesday!
  2. Daniil Tarasov scored twice, including the game winner late in the 3rd period in the Sharks 3-2 win at St. John’s on Tuesday!
  3. Tim Kennedy recorded three assists in the Sharks 3-2 win at St. John’s on Tuesday!

Last Week: (2-0-0-0) 4pts, 2gp
Tue. 2/5 W Worcester SHARKS 3 @ St. John’s IceCaps 2
Wed. 2/6 W Worcester SHARKS 4 @ St. John’s IceCaps 0
Sun. 2/10 PSP Worcester SHARKS @ Bridgeport Sound Tigers – postponed

This week:
Fri. 2/15 Worcester SHARKS @ Springfield Falcons – 7pm
Sat. 2/16 Worcester SHARKS @ Adirondack – 7pm
Sun. 2/17 Worcester SHARKS @ Providence – 3:05pm

Rewind the Tape:

2.5.13 – St. John’s 2 – Worcester 3 – W – Mile One Centre
The Worcester Sharks (21-18-1-5, 48pts) opened up their season long six game road trip with a hard fought come from behind 3-2 victory over the St. John’s IceCaps (21-23-1-2, 45pts) on Tuesday evening in front of another sellout crowd of 6,287 fans at the Mile One Centre. Bracken Kearns tied the score at 16:42 of the 3rd period with his team leading 7th power play goal and rookie Daniil Tarasov won it with 91 seconds left deflecting home a Tim Kennedy shot from the left circle. Harri Sateri was brilliant making 30 saves for his 9th win of the season as Kennedy (0-3-3) and Kearns (1-2-3) each picked up three points in the win.

2.6.13 – St. John’s 0 – Worcester 4 – W – Mile One Centre
The Worcester Sharks (22-18-1-5, 50pts) swept their two game set in St. John’s with a penalty filled 4-0 victory over the IceCaps (21-24-1-2, 45pts) on Wednesday evening in front of another sellout crowd of 6,287 fans at the Mile One Centre. Daniil Tarasov, Bracken Kearns, and John McCarthy all scored in the second period for Worcester in a game that featured five fights and 125 penalty minutes. Harri Sateri picked up his first shutout of the season with 21 saves and John McCarthy also scored in the third period. Tim Kennedy finished with two assists as the Sharks improved to 2-0-0-0 on their season long six game road trip.

2.10.13 – Bridgeport – Worcester – Webster Bank Arena – Postponed due to blizzard
Makeup date to be announced at a later date

Season by the Numbers:

Record: 22-18-1-5, 50 points – 3rd in Atlantic and 8th in Eastern Conference
Win percentage: .543% - 18th in AHL
Home Record: 8-9-1-3
Away Record: 14-9-0-2
Attendance: 92,557 through 21 games (4,470 average)
Goals Scored: 116, 2.52 goals per game, 22nd in AHL
Goals Allowed: 130, 2.83 goals against per game, 16th in AHL
Shots per game: 29.57 – 20th in AHL
Shots allowed per game: 30.11 – 14th in AHL
Score 1st: 13-8-0-1 when scoring first (.614%)
1 goal games: 15-6-1-5 in one goal games -15 wins most in AHL
PP: 16.6%, 14th in AHL (35-211)
PK: 82.5%, 18th in AHL (36-206)
SHG – 2 shorthanded goals scored
SHGA – 4 shorthanded goals allowed
PIMS – 22.24 penalty minutes per game, 4th in AHL
Fighting Majors: 60 – 3rd in AHL
OT Games – 13 – (2-1 record in OT) – Hamilton and Petrecki OTG
SO Games – 10 – (5-5 record in SO)
Roster Players – the Sharks have used 37 players this season
Goalies – the Sharks have used 2 goaltenders this season
Players receiving call-ups to San Jose – 9
NHL debuts – 2 Worcester players made their NHL debuts this season (Matt Irwin and Nick Petrecki)

Top Worcester Sharks:

Goals Kennedy (13)
Game Winners Matsumoto (3)
Assists Kennedy (24)
Points Kennedy (13-24-37)
Power Play Points Kennedy (5-11-16)
Shots Reid (95 shots)
PIM Pelech (177)
Fighting Pen. Pelech (12)
Plus/Minus Kennedy (+8)
Wins Stalock (12)
G.A.A. Sateri (2.51)
Save % Sateri (.914)
Shutouts Sateri and Stalock (1)

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