The Worcester Sharks went into Tuesday’s Veterans Day matchup against the Springfield Falcons with the AHL’s best record when trailing after two periods already in their pocket, and after finding themselves down a goal heading into the third period the WorSharks put up a four spot to once again come from behind to defeat the Falcons 4-2 at the MassMutual Center in Springfield, Massachusetts. The win was the first in the AHL for rookie goaltender J.P. Anderson.
Worcester Sharks forward Chris Tierney, pictured from Saturday's 4-2 win
over Providence, had two assists Tuesday against Springfield to give him
five points in two games with the WorSharks.
File photo courtesy of TEAMSHRED
For video highlights we’ll be using the Springfield Falcons YouTube channel.
Scratches for Worcester were Jimmy Bonneau, Petter Emanuelsson (shoulder), and Gus Young. Troy Grosenick was the back-up goaltender. On Monday the WorSharks released Tyler Shattock from his PTO. Shattock had no points and two fights in three games for Worcester. Just as Tuesday’s game ended the Allen Americans announced goaltender Aaron Dell was recalled to Worcester. No word as to the reason. Travis Oleksuk returned to the lineup after missing six games due to a shoulder injury and had the primary assist on Evan Trupp’s goal that put Worcester ahead to stay.
The three stars of the game were
1. WOR – 11 Bryan Lerg (gwg)
2. WOR – 34 J.P. Anderson (30 save win)
3. SPR – 12 Ryan Craig (g)
The Sharkspage player of the game is Chris Tierney.
Even strength Lines, courtesy of Sharkspage minion Tyler Lowell…
Worcester 0 0 4 – 4
Springfield 0 1 1 – 2
1st Period- No Scoring.Penalties-Collins Spr (closing hand on puck), 3:19; Haley Wor (hooking), 6:54; Doherty Wor (delay of game), 10:20.
2nd Period-1, Springfield, Collins 4 (Tynan, Madaisky), 9:04. Penalties-Carpenter Wor (tripping), 2:42; Cherniwchan Spr (high-sticking), 11:04.
3rd Period-2, Worcester, Tennyson 2 (Tarasov, Hamilton), 0:51. 3, Worcester, Trupp 2 (Oleksuk, Abeltshauser), 2:21. 4, Worcester, Lerg 1 (Tierney), 6:59. 5, Springfield, Craig 7 (Madaisky, Tynan), 11:12 (PP). 6, Worcester, Langlois 3 (Tierney, Haley), 19:19 (EN). Penalties-Sifers Spr (hooking), 2:35; Carpenter Wor (high-sticking), 7:52; Tennyson Wor (cross-checking), 10:31; Schwartz Wor (hooking), 15:21.
Shots on Goal-Worcester 11-3-10-24. Springfield 10-15-7-32.
Power Play Opportunities-Worcester 0 / 3; Springfield 1 / 6.
Goalies-Worcester, Anderson 1-1-0 (32 shots-30 saves). Springfield, Dansk 4-3-0 (23 shots-20 saves).
Referees-Jon McIsaac (45), Terry Koharski (10).
Linesmen-Frank Murphy (29), Luke Galvin (2).