Binghamton, NY – The Worcester Sharks (23-21-3-1, 50pts) lost by eight goals for the first time in team history with a 8-0 defeat to the East Division leading Binghamton Senators (31-15-1-3, 66pts) in front of 4,272 fans at the Broome County Veterans Memorial Arena on Saturday evening. The Sharks wrap up their season long five game road trip (1-3-0-0) on Sunday afternoon at 3pm in Springfield.
Seven different goals scorers lit the lamp for the Senators while rookie goaltender Andrew Hammond made 29 saves for his first professional shutout. Harri Sateri allowed eight goals on 37 shots as Worcester has now been outscored 13-1 in the two games after the All-Star break.
The high flying Senators took a 2-0 lead in the first period as Stephane Da Costa (13th) fired a one-timer past Harri Sateri at 5:15 after a great feed from Mike Hoffman and Jim O’Brien (11th) snapped home a rebound strike at 16:49. Worcester outshot Binghamton 13-10 in the opening frame.
Four different goal scorers for Binghamton found the back of the net in the middle frame; Cole Schneider (17th) at 4:48, Mike Sdao (3rd) at 6:42, Shane Prince (16th) at 16:13, and Mike Stone (10th) at 19:32 gave the Senators a 6-0 lead through 40 minutes. The Senators outshot the Sharks 17-8 in a period that saw three separate altercations as Jimmy Bonneau (12th FM), Yanni Gourde, and Nick Petrecki (2nd) all dropped the mitts for a frustrated Worcester hockey club.
Mike Sdao (4th) at 4:25 and Mike Puempel (18th) on the power play at 11:34 finished off the scoring on Sateri and the Sharks in the third period as Andrew Hammond made eight more saves for his 1st professional shutout as Worcester fell 8-0.
The Sharks overall record falls to 23-21-3-1, 50pts and 11-12-3-0, 25pts on the road.
Notes: Three Stars: 3rd star: Mike Stone (1-1-2) 2nd star: Mike Sdao (2-0-2, FM) 1st star: Andrew Hammond (29 save shutout)… Final shots were 37-29 in favor of Binghamton…Andrew Hammond made 29 saves on 29 shots for Binghamton… Harri Sateri made 29 saves on 37 shots for Worcester…. Worcester went 0-for-3 on the power play while Binghamton went 1-for-5… James Livingston (ill), Matt Pelech (inj), John McCarthy (inj), Marek Viedensky (inj), and Konrad Abeltshauser did not dress for Worcester… it was the first time the Sharks played in Binghamton since a 5-2 win on Dec 11, 2011….the Sharks arrived at their hotel after 4am on Saturday after the 5.5 hour trip from Manchester….Rylan Schwartz is the only Sharks player to play in all 48 games…. Daniil Tarasov returned to the lineup after missing the last nine games due to injury….athletic trainer Matt White was behind the bench for his 1,000th professional hockey game….Adam Comrie, who dressed as a forward, was the only skater that was not a minus player for Worcester.
Press release courtesy of the Worcester Sharks.