BOX SCORE - SHARKS 3, SOUND TIGERS 0
BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (April 9, 2013)
– Worcester goaltender Alex Stalock made 32 saves to earn the shutout
as the Sharks blanked the Bridgeport Sound Tigers 3-0 at Webster Bank
Arena on Tuesday night. With the win, the Sharks improve to 30-31-3-6.
The Sound Tigers fall to 30-30-6-5.
Worcester dictated much of
the play in the first 20 minutes and took a 1-0 lead with 4:45 left in
the first period. The Sound Tigers were unable to clear their zone, and
Derek Joslin sent a shot from the left point that made its way through
traffic past Sound Tigers goaltender Rick DiPietro to give the Sharks a
The Sharks continued to capitalize on
disjointed play in the Bridgeport zone, and doubled their lead just
1:51 into the middle frame. Riley Brace found himself all alone in
front of DiPietro, and deflected Nick Petrecki’s point shot into the
net for his second goal in as many games to increase Worcester’s lead
Matt Nieto gave the Sharks a 3-0 lead at the 19:05 mark
of the middle frame. Dylan Demelo chipped a puck off of the glass in
the neutral zone behind Matt Donovan, and Nieto chased it down and
fired off of DiPietro’s glove and in for his second goal of the season.
Sound Tigers upped their play in the third period, outshooting the
Sharks 17-6 and earning scoring chances, but Stalock made big saves to
keep the puck out of the Worcester net. The Sound Tigers appeared to
have scored when Stalock slid into his net with the puck midway through
the third period, but the referee ruled a Sound Tiger had pushed
Stalock into the net. Both Aaron Ness and Matt Donovan also hit iron in
the third period, but couldn’t solve Stalock as he earned the shutout.
The Sound Tigers return to action this Friday night when they visit the Syracuse Crunch at 7:30 p.m.
Rick DiPietro made his eighth straight start in net and made 25 saves
in the loss as his record moves to 8-7-0 … Scott Mayfield made his pro
debut after signing an entry-level contract with the Islanders last
week and signing an ATO through the end of this season … Matt Donovan
registered seven penalty minutes, including a fight with Taylor
Doherty, as his PIMs total increased to 106 … Tuesday night marked the
first time the Sound Tigers had been shut out at home in the regular
season since a 5-0 loss to Manchester on Feb. 26 2011 … Jon Landry was
a healthy scratch, missing just his second game this season; Donovan
wore the “A” in his place.
Bridgeport Sound Tigers
32 Joey Diamond – 29 Brock Nelson – 18 Ryan Strome
22 Nino Niederreiter – 28 Johan Sundstrom – 23 John Persson
24 David Ullstrom – 14 Matt Watkins (C) – 16 Sean Backman
42 Brandon DeFazio – 4 Scott Campbell – 20 Blair Riley
46 Matt Donovan (A) – 6 Ty Wishart
27 Aaron Ness – 10 Scott Mayfield
19 Andrey Pedan – 8 Nathan McIver (A)
39 Rick DiPietro (starter)
45 Anders Nilsson