The Bridgeport Sound Tigers were downed by the Worcester Sharks Saturday night by a final score of 4-0. Worcester used three power-play goals to jump ahead and outshot the Sound Tigers, 34-25. Kevin Poulin was in net and stopped 30 shots in the effort for the Sound Tigers, but Harri Sateri earned his first shutout of the year for Worcester.
The Sharks opened up the scoring at the 12:56 mark of the first period on the Sharks’ first power play of the game. Dylan DeMelo’s shot from the point hit traffic in front, but dropped right in front for Brock Higgs. Higgs won the net-front battle and got the rebound past Poulin to give Worcester a 1-0 lead.
The Sharks picked up another power play goal early in the second period, as Dan DaSilva got the puck down low in the left circle. DaSilva stickhandled before rifling a wrist shot the beat Poulin short-side. DaSilva’s goal came at 5:28 of the second period and made it a 2-0 Worcester lead.
Worcester extended their lead to three early in the third period on yet another goal with the man advantage. This time, the Sound Tigers were down 5-on-3 when Konrad Albetshauser let one go from the high slot. The puck found its way through traffic and beat Poulin to make it a 3-0 game.
Later in the third period, Higgs cashed in for this second of the game on another battle in front. Poulin made the stop on a shot, but a collision knocked him off his angle. Higgs got to the puck in front and buried it, giving Worcester a 4-0 lead.
The Sound Tigers are back in action Sunday afternoon when they host the Adirondack Phantoms at 3 p.m.
3rd star: Dan DaSilva (WOR)
2nd star: John McCarthy (WOR)
1st star: Konrad Albetshauser (WOR)
Season Series: The Sound Tigers finished their four-game season series with the Sharks with a record of 1-2-0-1
Keep That Puck: Brock Higgs’ first-period goal was his first as a pro hockey player. He added another in the third.
Pepper the Netminder: Of the Sound Tigers’ 25 shots, 10 were taken by Andrew Clark (six) and John Persson (four)
BRIDGEPORT SOUND TIGERS LINES
23 John Persson-11 Andrew Clark-20 Jeremy Langlois
14 Joey Martin-6 Joel Broda-36 Matt Pistilli
44 Brett Gallant-54 Chris Langkow-7 Scooter Vaughan
22 Alan Quine-8 Matt Mangene-49 Justin Johnson
52 Joe Finley-3 Andrey Pedan
27 Aaron Ness-10 Scott Mayfield
2 Guy Leboeuf-17 Jake Newton
38 Kevin Poulin
35 Kenny Reiter
WORCESTER SHARKS LINES
7 John McCarthy-16 Bracken Kearns-22 Dan DaSilva
19 Daniil Tarasov-21 Travis Oleksuk-12 Freddie Hamilton
27 Rylan Schwartz-13 Brock Higgs-25 Marek Viedensky
37 Michael Pereira-20 Chad Rau-43 Jimmy Bonneau
3 Rob Davison-6 Kyle Bigos
10 Konrad Abeltshauser-4 Taylor Doherty
44 Adam Comrie-2 Dylan DeMelo
35 Harri Sateri
1 Troy Grosenick