Sharks Fire 45 Shots in 2-0 Loss in ProvidenceJanuary 16, 2011 - American Hockey League (AHL) Worcester Sharks
Frazer McLaren, Jay Leach, and Tommy Wingels all dropped the gloves for the Sharks and Alex Stalock made 17 saves in the loss for Worcester.
Providence would take an early 1-0 lead after their 2nd shot of the contest found the back of the net on Alex Stalock. Jordan LaVallee-Smotherman (6th) slapped a puck through the pads of Stalock from the left circle after a feed from behind the net by Antoine Roussel. Frazer McLaren and Brian McGrattan had a terrific toe-to-toe battle at 11:17. Minutes later, Sharks captain Jay Leach danced with Lane MacDermid at 15:28 for the 2nd bout of the period. Worcester trailed 1-0 after twenty minutes of play.
Jeff Penner (4th) snuck behind the Sharks defense and snapped a quick shot past Stalock at 4:32 to give the Bruins a 2-0 lead early in the 2nd period. Tommy Wingels fought Andrew Bodnarchuck for his first professional fight at 17:25 as the Sharks trailed 2-0 after 40 minutes.
Worcester would fire 20 more shots on goal in the third period but Bruins netminder Matt Dalton stood tall and held on for his 2nd shutout of the season.
The Sharks record falls to 19-16-2-5 with 45 points and to 10-9-1-3 on the road as Worcester played their 41st game of the season.
Notes: Perfect Game Three Stars: 3rd Star: Jordan LaVallee-Smotherman (1-0-1) 2nd star: Lane MacDermid (0-1-1) 1st star: Matt Dalton (45 saves)...Final shots were 45-19 in favor of the Sharks... Matt Dalton made 45 saves on 45 shots for Providence in his 2nd shutout of the season; Alex Stalock made 17 saves on 19 shots for Worcester... Worcester went0-for-4 on the power play while Providence went 0-for-3...Tony Lucia (inj), Mike Moore (inj), Sean Sullivan (inj), Nick Petrecki (inj), and David Marshall (scr) did not dress for the Sharks... Andrew Desjardins, Justin Braun, Brandon Mashinter, and Benn Ferriero are all still on recall with the San Jose Sharks.
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