The Worcester Sharks tied two records Sunday afternoon, with head coach Roy Sommer matching long time Hershey Bears coach Frank Mathers in career AHL games coached at 1,265 and Dan DaSilva tying Riley Armstrong and Mike Iggulden with 59 career WorSharks goals, but the thing Worcester desperately two of were points and it got none of those after dropping a 2-1 contest to the Providence Bruins at the Dunkin’ Donuts Center in Providence, Rhode Island in front of a crowd announced at 8,869. The loss now means the WorSharks slim playoff hopes got a lot slimmer, and they’ll need a lot of help to even get their chances to “poor”.
Worcester Sharks head coach Roy Sommer tied Frank Mathers in career AHL games coached
and Dan DaSilva equaled the WorSharks career goal scoring record during Worcester's 2-1 loss
Sunday to Providence. The WorSharks playoff chances dropped to .6% with the loss.
Photos courtesy of the WORCESTER SHARKS
For video highlights we once again point to AHLlive.com.
Because of a prior commitment Sharkspage did not catch any part of the game, so for the particulars and notes we’ll send a shout out to WorSharks beat reporter Bill Ballou with his game story “Providence deals Worcester crucial loss in playoff race” and notes column “Injuries sideline key players for Worcester Sharks”. The WorSharks have some further info on their site. There is virtually no information available for the Providence Bruins side of things, so we’ll not bother including any here.
The three stars of the game were
1. PRO – 37 Zach Trotman (g)
2. PRO – 17 Seth Griffith (2a)
3. PRO – 47 Malcolm Subban (38 saves)
Because the PBruins only seem to think there’s one team on the ice they make it simple to pick a Sharkspage player of the game without seeing a second of the contest: Worcester’s lone goal scorer Dan DaSilva.
Worcester 0 0 1 – 1
Providence 0 1 1 – 2
1st Period- No Scoring.Penalties-Davison Wor (boarding), 4:41; Abeltshauser Wor (roughing), 6:26; Robins Pro (roughing), 6:26; Oleksuk Wor (hooking), 7:59; Davison Wor (fighting), 14:02; Moore Pro (fighting), 14:02; McCarthy Wor (fighting), 15:41; Camara Pro (fighting), 15:41.
2nd Period-1, Providence, Florek 16 (Spooner, Griffith), 18:00. Penalties-Robins Pro (charging), 6:47; Bigos Wor (fighting), 10:32; Flick Pro (fighting), 10:32.
3rd Period-2, Providence, Trotman 6 (Cunningham, Griffith), 13:10 (PP). 3, Worcester, DaSilva 16 (Kearns, Schwartz), 14:06. Penalties-Knight Pro (tripping), 3:29; Johnson Pro (hooking), 9:49; DeMelo Wor (hooking), 11:56.
Shots on Goal-Worcester 10-13-16-39. Providence 12-7-11-30.
Power Play Opportunities-Worcester 0 / 3; Providence 1 / 3.
Goalies-Worcester, Sateri 17-21-1 (30 shots-28 saves). Providence, Subban 13-8-4 (39 shots-38 saves).
Referees-Dave Lewis (46), Pierre Lambert (39).
Linesmen-Jack Millea (23), Chris Millea (33).