Hutton and Sateri Make 52 Saves In 4-1 WorSharks Loss To Providence

By Darryl Hunt - Last updated: Saturday, March 19, 2011 - Save & Share - Leave a Comment

The Worcester Sharks drove south down Route 146 to take on the Providence Bruins for a 7pm start Friday night, and apparently everyone on the team except the goaltenders decided to take the night off as the Bruins defeated the WorSharks 4-1 while outshooting them 56-22. Carter Hutton got the start and made 30 saves on 33 shots. Harri Sateri came in to play the third period for his first professional North American action and stopped 22 of 23 attempts, including a Trent Whitfield penalty shot. John McCarthy scored the only goal for Worcester.

Just like the WorSharks’ skaters, Sharkspage didn’t make the trip to The Ocean State. For the particulars we again look toward Bill Ballou of the Worcester Telegram and Gazette for his game story and notes column. For many years the Providence Journal couldn’t be bothered with covering the P-Bruins, and not surprisingly that was the case again Friday night, so they had nothing to add.

Both the WorSharks and Baby Bs official sites have their points of view on the action.

Prior to the game The Worcester Shuttle made a stop, dropping off John McCarthy and picking up Brandon Mashinter. In other transactions, goaltender Harri Sateri was reassigned by San Jose from Tappara (SM-Liiga) to Worcester. Netminder Tyson Sexsmith and defenseman Jody Pederson were both loaned to Stockton (ECHL). There is an unconfirmed rumor that Worcester has signed Robert Morris University standout Nathan Longpre to an ATO. Details on that–one way or the other–should be available soon.

The loss in Providence kicks off one the hardest road trips Worcester faces all season, as they now head out to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton to take on the Penguins, who are the at this point the best team in the AHL with 97 points, Saturday night.¬†After that game they head back into New England for a 3pm start Sunday against the Atlantic division leading Monarchs in Manchester, NH. After an off day Monday the WorSharks get back on the bus and head to Portland, Maine where they take on the Pirates in an 11am matinee. By that point Portland could be in first in the Atlantic. All of these games could be penciled in to the “must win” category as the WorSharks fight for the last spot in the AHL playoffs.

The three stars of the game were
1. PRO – 23 Trent Whitfield (g,a)
2. PRO – 25 Stefan Chaput (g)
3. PRO – 30 Anton Khudobin (21 saves)

The Sharkspage player of the game, for coming in cold off the bench for his first AHL action and making 22 saves, is Harri Sateri.

Worcester 0 0 1 – 1
Providence 1 2 1 – 4

1st Period-1, Providence, LaVallee-Smotherman 12 (Whitfield, MacDonald), 6:57. Penalties-DaSilva Wor (tripping), 10:20; LaVallee-Smotherman Pro (slashing), 15:54; Swift Wor (roughing), 18:25.

2nd Period-2, Providence, Chaput 5 (Bodnarchuk, Bartkowski), 12:43. 3, Providence, Ling 7 (MacDermid, Alexandrov), 18:18. Penalties-Moore Wor (tripping), 2:53; Laliberte Pro (tripping), 4:18; Quirk Wor (hooking), 15:25.

3rd Period-4, Providence, Whitfield 12 (Sauve, Laliberte), 3:44 (PP). 5, Worcester, McCarthy 3 (McGinn), 7:19. Penalties-McLaren Wor (hooking), 3:32; McLaren Wor (roughing), 12:34; Bartkowski Pro (cross-checking), 12:34; Hamill Pro (holding), 15:09; MacIntyre Wor (high-sticking), 17:23; Ferriero Wor (hooking), 19:16.

Shots on Goal-Worcester 8-7-7-22. Providence 18-15-23-56.
Power Play Opportunities-Worcester 0/3; Providence 1/7.
Goalies-Worcester, Hutton 7-4-2 (33 shots-30 saves); Sateri 0-0-0 (23 shots-22 saves). Providence, Khudobin 24-13-1 (22 shots-21 saves).
Referee-Mark Lemelin (84). Linesmen-Todd Whittemore (70), Bob Paquette (18).

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