Report from Worcester - 12/10/2013

Tuesday, 12.10.2013 / 3:09 PM

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

Shark Snap Shot:

The Worcester Sharks (10-8-1-0, 21pts) chomped five out of a possible six points last week (2-0-0-1) to extend their point streak to a season high six games (5-0-0-1).

The Sharks set a franchise record for most goals on home ice with an 8-2 thrashing of the Portland Pirates on Friday highlighted by a franchise tying five point performance (2-3-5) by rookie Matt Nieto. Team Teal grabbed a point in a 4-3 shootout loss vs. the Bruins on Saturday in front of 5,210 at the DCU Center and wrapped up the 3-in-3 weekend with an impressive 2-1 shootout thriller at Manchester over the first place Monarchs.

The Worcester Sharks player of the week nominee is forward Travis Oleksuk. The 24-year-old second year forward recorded a pair of goals in three games last week while playing three solid games as the Sharks extended their point streak to six games.

The Sharks host the Manchester Monarchs on Friday at 7:30pm with a special appearance and signing by New England Patriots WR Kenbrell Thompkins presented by Bay State Savings Bank! – In addition, the first 1,000 fans will receive a popsicle stick goalie mask.

Few things to know:

Last Week: (2-0-0-1) 5pts, 3gp

Fri. 12/6 W Portland Pirates 2 @ Worcester SHARKS 8
Sat. 12/7 SOL Providence Bruins 4 @ Worcester SHARKS 3
Sun. 12/8 SOW Worcester SHARKS 2 @ Manchester Monarchs 1

Rewind the Tape:

12.6.13 – Portland 2 – Worcester 8 – W – DCU Center
Six different goal scorers led the Worcester Sharks (9-8-1-0, 19pts) to a season high fourth straight victory with an 8-2 win over the Portland Pirates (7-9-1-2, 17pts) at the DCU Center on Friday night. With the win, the Sharks improved to over .500 for the first time this season. Matt Nieto (2-3-5), Freddie Hamilton (2-1-3), Daniil Tarasov (1-2-3), Dylan Demelo (0-2-2), Marek Viedensky (1-1-2), and Jimmy Bonneau (0-2-2) each had multi point performances while Harri Sateri was sharp with 29 saves in net. Taylor Doherty and Adam Comrie each finished with a +4 rating and as Worcester recorded a four game win streak for the first time since the Sharks won five in a row on Dec 9-17th.

12.7.13 – Providence 4 – Worcester 3 – SOL – DCU Center
The Worcester Sharks (9-8-1-1, 20pts) led 3-1 midway through the third period but the Providence Bruins (13-7-1-2, 29pts) barreled back for a 4-3 shootout victory in front of 5,210 fans at the DCU Center on Saturday night. Eriah Hayes, Travis Oleksuk, and Bracken Kearns scored for Worcester and Harri Sateri made 25 saves in the shootout loss as the Sharks extended their point streak to five games (4-0-0-1). Ryan Spooner added three points for the Bruins (1-2-3) and Zach Trotman forced overtime with a late 3rd period strike as the Bruins won their 5th straight game overall.

12.8.13 – Manchester 1 – Worcester 2 – SOW – Verizon Wireless Arena

Rookie defenseman Konrad Abeltshauser scored his first professional goal in the third period to lift the Worcester Sharks (10-8-1-1, 22pts) to a 2-1 shootout victory over the Manchester Monarchs (16-5-1-4, 38pts) at the Verizon Wireless Arena on Sunday afternoon. With the win, the Sharks picked up five points on the weekend and now ride a six game point streak (5-0-0-1) heading into Friday night’s rematch vs. the Monarchs at the DCU Center. Troy Grosenick won his third straight start making 31 saves and stopping 4-of-5 shooters in the shootout in the victory. Worcester is now 7-1-1-1 in their last 10 games and 5-3-1-0 on the road this season.

Season by the numbers...

Record: 10-8-1-1, 22 points – 4th in Atlantic
Win percentage: .550% – 14th in AHL, 9th in East
Home Record: 5-5-0-1
Away Record: 5-3-1-0
Attendance: 35,737 through 11 games this season – 3,249 average – 25th in AHL
Goals Scored: 51, 2.55 goals per game, 26th in AHL
Goals Allowed: 56, 2.80 goals against per game, 12th in AHL
Shots per game: 32.45 – 4th in AHL
Shots allowed per game: 26.40 – 3rd in AHL
Score 1st: 5-1-1-1 when scoring first (.750%)
1 goal games: 6-3-1-1 in one goal games
PP: 14.4%, 21st in AHL (13-90)
PK: 83.3%, 12th in AHL (15-90)
SHG – 2 shorthanded goals scored
SHGA – 3 shorthanded goals allowed
PIMS – 22.95 penalty minutes per game, 6th in AHL
Fighting Majors: 28 – 7th in AHL
OT Games – 7 – (0-1 record in OT)
SO Games – 6 – (5-1 record in SO) – most shootout wins in AHL
Roster Players – the Sharks have used 25 players this season
Goalies – the Sharks have used 2 goaltenders this season
NHL debuts – 1 Worcester Sharks alumni making their NHL debuts this season
Goals Tarasov (8)
Game Winners Tarasov (3)
Assists Kearns (11)
Points Kearns (5-11-16) and Tarasov (8-8-16)
Power play Points Kearns (3-5-8)
Shots Hayes (50)
PIM Doherty (60)
Fighting Pen. Bonneau (5)
Plus/Minus Tarasov (+7)
Wins Grosenick and Sateri (5)
G.A.A. Grosenick (1.87)
Save % Grosenick (.928)
Shutouts Grosenick (1)

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