The Worcester Sharks got career high three point nights from both Eriah Hayes and Ryan Carpenter and a solid 26 save performance from goaltender Aaron Dell Saturday night at the DCU Center to defeat the Providence Bruins 3-2 during “Pink in the Rink” night in front of 7,760 fans. The win made the WorSharks 10-3-1 in the month if January for 21 points out of a possible 28 for the month.
Worcester Sharks forward Eriah Hayes (hands raised) begins to celebrate his first
period goal Saturday night as the Providence Bruins take exception to his play
in front of their net. The WorSharks would go on to win 3-2.
Photo courtesy CHRISTINE HOCHKEPPEL/T&G Staff
For video highlights we’ll use the Worcester Sharks YouTube channel.
Scratches for the WorSharks were Jimmy Bonneau, Petter Emanuelsson (shoulder), and Troy Grosenick (ill). J.P. Anderson was the backup goaltender. Worcester may unfortunately have another player hitting the injury list as rookie forward Jeremy Langlois did not play in the third period after crashing hard into the boards to the left of Providence goaltender Niklas Svedberg in the second period.
Worcester’s goaltending depth chart is pretty much set in stone with Grosenick being the clear number one and Anderson being his back-up, but every time Dell gets recalled from the Allen Americans (ECHL) he’s shown he’s a solid goaltender that should get a shot full time in the AHL, be it with in the San Jose organization or not, next season. Dell’s goals against average is nearly a full goal better than both the regular goalies and his save percentage is noticeably better too. Granted the sample size isn’t that large, but Dell’s numbers with Abbotsford last season were equally as good as this season.
We can put the bed the record for the latest overtime goal in the AHL using the new seven minute format as Lake Erie Monsters center Ben Street scored a penalty shot goal after the final horn sounded to defeat the Oklahoma City Barons 2-1. Officially listed as “7:00″ of OT it’s a record that cannot be broken in the current format, and considering how rare the circumstances of his goal are it’s unlikely it will ever be tied either.
The three stars of the game were
1. WOR – 7 Eriah Hayes (g,2a)
2. WOR – 22 Ryan Carpenter (g,2a)
3. PRO – 24 Ryan Spooner (2g)
The Sharkspage player of the game is Aaron Dell.
Even strength lines
Bigos played in all three parings
Providence 1 1 0 – 2
Worcester 2 1 0 – 3
1st Period-1, Worcester, McCarthy 6 (Hayes, Carpenter), 3:41. 2, Providence, Spooner 4 (Khokhlachev, Griffith), 10:01. 3, Worcester, Hayes 3 (Carpenter, Doherty), 13:07. Penalties-Haley Wor (interference), 5:28; Breen Pro (fighting), 7:57; Haley Wor (roughing, fighting), 7:57; Randell Pro (roughing), 13:07; Sexton Pro (roughing), 13:07; Doherty Wor (roughing), 13:07; Coetzee Wor (slashing), 14:30; Breen Pro (cross-checking), 19:55.
2nd Period-4, Providence, Spooner 5 (Flick, Kane), 6:57. 5, Worcester, Carpenter 6 (Hayes, Bigos), 10:11. Penalties-No Penalties
3rd Period- No Scoring.Penalties-Khokhlachev Pro (goaltender interference), 3:08.
Shots on Goal-Providence 6-15-7-28. Worcester 13-10-8-31.
Power Play Opportunities-Providence 0 / 3; Worcester 0 / 3.
Goalies-Providence, Svedberg 1-1-0 (31 shots-28 saves). Worcester, Dell 2-2-0 (28 shots-26 saves).
Referees-Alex Garon (64), Stephen Reneau (34).
Linesmen-Chris Millea (33), Todd Whittemore (70).