“Worcester Sharks Weekly”….tough losses and Stalock update


Worcester Sharks Dan DaSilva scored in the sixth round of the shootout to give Worcester a 4-3 win over Providence Sunday afternoon. Photo courtesy of sharksahl.com

After winning a season high five games in a row, the Worcester Sharks struggled this week by dropping three of their last four road games and earning only three points out of a possible eight to conclude their five game road trip.

The losing streak started on Wednesday night in Rochester where the Sharks lost 6-4 to the Rochester Americans despite leading on three different occasions.  T.J. Trevelyan had two goals in his return to the Worcester lineup, giving him 12 for the season and goalie Daren Machesney made 18 saves in his second straight start for Worcester.  It was only the fourth time in 25-games that Worcester lost in regulation after scoring the first goal of the game.  Defenseman Sean Sullivan scored his 11th goal of the season, his first since Jan. 2, Jonathan Cheechoo broke an 11-game goalless drought with his 15th goal of the season and Brandon Mashinter extended his point streak to four games with an assist on Trevelyan’s first goal.

Friday night, Worcester traveled to Albany to face the Albany Devils and it was a night Worcester players and fans would like erased from memory.  Worcester led 4-1 in third period as Cheechoo scored his 16th and 17th goals of the season, Jamie McGinn scored his third and Justin Braun scored his fifth.  However, after Worcester’s Frazier McLaren dropped the gloves with Albany’s Pierre-Luc Letourneau-LeBlonde at the 10:39 mark of the period, things quickly went downhill for Worcester as Albany scored four unanswered goals, including three on the Power Play.  Steven Zalewski, who was traded from Worcester just last week, buried a loose puck into the net with five-seconds remaining in regulation to win the game for Albany.  Goalie Jeff Jakaitis made 40 saves in net in his Worcester debut and just his second AHL game.

Luckily for Worcester, the team didn’t have three-to-five days off to dwell on the loss as the team was back on the ice Saturday night in Springfield to face the Springfield Falcons.  After trailing 2-0 after the first period, newcomer Patrick Davis scored his fourth goal of the season, first as a Worcester Shark, to cut the deficit in half.  At 4:25 of the third period, Kevin Henderson scored his fifth goal of the season to tie the game at 2-2.  After fighting back and forcing overtime, Kyle Wilson scored for Springfield in the extra frame to win it for Springfield, giving him a Hat Trick for the night.  Machesney had 22 saves in net for Worcester.

On Sunday afternoon, Worcester was in Providence to face the Providence Bruins.  Despite leading 2-0 and 3-1 during the game, it would take a Dan DaSilva {pictured above} shootout goal in the sixth round for Worcester to defeat Providence, 4-3, and snap their three game losing streak.  Andrew Desjardins scored his 11th goal of the season for Worcester, McGinn scored his fourth and Mike Swift scored his 17th of the season, his first since being traded to Worcester last week.  Jakaitis made 29 saves in net for Worcester, which concluded their five game road trip with a record of 2-2-1-0.  Overall, Worcester is now in fourth place and have a record of 25-20-3-6 with 59 points and are 11-12-2-3 on the road.


San Jose & Worcester Sharks goalie Alex Stalock in net for San Jose. Photo courtesy of sharks.nhl.com

This past Wednesday, San Jose Sharks executive vice president and general manager Doug Wilson released the following statement on goalie Alex Stalock:

“On Feb. 14, Alex underwent successful surgery at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. to repair a laceration to his left leg, suffered as a result of being stepped on by a skate in the Worcester Sharks Feb. 4 game against the Manchester Monarchs.  He is expected to miss the remainder of the 2010-11 season. There is no immediate timetable for Alex to resume skating as our immediate focus will be on monitoring Alex as he recovers and begins his rehabilitation.  We are very fortunate to have such a top-notch hospital located near Alex’s home and want to thank everyone at the Mayo Clinic and Saint Vincent Hospital in Worcester who have assisted in Alex’s treatment thus far.  Alex has always been a fierce competitor and we anticipate he will attack this setback in the same manner.”

*Information was used from www.sharksahl.com and sharks.nhl.com for this post entry.*


About Jon Allred

Life long San Jose and Worcester Sharks fan that bleeds teal and black.

Posted on February 20, 2011, in Sports and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. I really hoped the Sharks would do a little better,but I guess you can’t win them all.One can definetly see that @bigjonallred went through extra trouble to make this post super amazing.I LOVE IT!GO SHARKS!

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