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3 Games Left, 2 Points out - Worcester Sharks Weekly

April 4, 2011 - American Hockey League (AHL) - Worcester Sharks News Release

Shark Snap Shot:

The Worcester Sharks chomped four out of a possible six points last week in three games highlighted by the first AHL victory by goaltender Harri Sateri in Providence on Sunday. Worcester kicked off a 3-in-3 weekend at home with a 2-0 win over the Monarchs at the DCU Center on Friday, followed by a tough 4-1 defeat in the claws of the Bruins in front of 8,075 at the DCU Center on Saturday. The busy weekend ended on a high note with a 2-1 victory over the Bruins on Sunday at the Dunkin Donuts Center behind Jamie McGinn's two points (1-1-2) and 33 saves by Harri Sateri. The Sharks player of the week nominee was forward T.J. Trevelyan; as he scored two of the five goals scored by the Sharks last week. The Sharks enter the week trailing the Connecticut Whale in the Atlantic Division by two points for the 3rd and final guaranteed playoff spot in the division with 3 games remaining.

Top 3... Last Week!

#1 Harri Sateri made 33 saves, including many spectacular stops in his first AHL victory in a 2-1 win at Providence on Sunday!

#2 Carter Hutton makes 27 saves in a 2-0 shutout over the Monarchs on Friday!

#3 John McCarthy scores two goals in the 2-0 win over the Monarchs on Friday!

Last Week: (2-1-0-0) 4pts, 3gp

Fri. 4/1 W Manchester Monarchs 0 @ Worcester SHARKS 2

Sat. 4/2 L Providence Bruins 4 @ Worcester SHARKS 1

Sun. 4/3 W Worcester SHARKS 2 @ Providence Bruins 1

This week:

Tue. 4/5 Portland Pirates @ Worcester SHARKS - 7:00pm

Fri. 4/8 Worcester SHARKS @ Charlotte Checkers - 7:00pm

Sun. 4/9 Worcester SHARKS @ Charlotte Checkers - 7:00pm

Rewind the Tape:

4.1.11 - Worcester 2 - Manchester 0 - W - DCU Center

The Sharks started an important 3-in-3 weekend with a hard fought 2-0 victory over the second place Manchester Monarchs at the DCU Center Friday night. John McCarthy scored both goals for Worcester with Brandon Mashinter adding two assists for the multi-point game. Carter Hutton made 27 saves for the shutout and his 11th victory of the season.

4.2.11 - Worcester 1 - Providence 4 - L - DCU Center

The Sharks fell 4-1 to the Providence Bruins in front of the 2nd largest crowd in Sharks history (8,075 fans) at the DCU Center on Saturday night. T.J. Trevelyan was the only goal scorer for Worcester and Carter Hutton had 22 saves in the Sharks loss.

4.3.11 - Worcester 2 - Providence 1 - L - Dunkin Donuts Center

The Sharks defeated the Providence Bruins 2-1 in front of 7,332 fans at the Dunkin Donuts Center on Sunday afternoon. TJ Trevelyan and Jamie McGinn were the goal scorers for the Sharks while Harri Sateri made 33 saves in a stellar individual effort for his first win in the AHL.

Sharks in the Atlantic: The Sharks are swimming in 4th place with 84 points (36-29-4-8) in the Atlantic Division through 77 games, which is 12 points behind the first place Portland Pirates (75gp), 11 points behind the 2nd place Manchester Monarchs (77gp), and 2 points behind the 3rd place CT Whale (77gp). The Sharks lead the 5th place Bruins (77gp) by 8 points, 13 points better than the Falcons (76gp) followed by the 7th place Sound Tigers with 65 points (76gp) to round out a very choppy Atlantic Division.

Playoff Picture:

The Sharks are in a battle for the third and final guaranteed playoff spot in the Atlantic Division.

In 2010-11, the AHL will have 16 teams participating in the postseason.

In each division, the fourth-place team will play the first-place team in the division semifinals, while the second-place team plays the third-place team.

There are two possible exceptions to the qualification rules in 2010-11: in each conference, if the fifth-place team in the eight-team division (East) finishes with more points than the fourth-place team in the seven-team division (Atlantic), it would cross over and compete in the seven-team division's playoffs.

(If the fifth-place team in the eight-team division produces more points than the third-place team in the seven-team division, then the team that finishes first in the seven-team division shall play the team that finishes third in the seven-team division.)

Division semifinal winners face off in the division finals. The winner of the East Division final plays the winner of the Atlantic Division final in the Eastern Conference final, while the winner of the North Division final plays the winner of the West Division final in the Western Conference final. Conference final winners meet in the Calder Cup Finals.

All series are in a best-of-seven format.

Following are the tiebreaking procedures used in the event of a tie in the standings following the completion of the regular season. When a tie among three or more teams is broken resulting in a two-team tie, the original tiebreaking method is used.

Between two teams: a) wins (excluding shootouts) b) points in season series between teams c) goal differential d) goals scored in season series between teams e) intra-conference points percentage

Among three or more teams: a) wins (excluding shootouts) b) points percentage in combined season series c) goal differential d) goal differential in combined season series e) intra-conference points percentage

Remaining Games Break Down:

Worcester Sharks: 3 games left (1 home, 2 away)

TUE v. POR

FRI @ CHA

SAT @ CHA

Connecticut Whale: 3 games left (2 home, 1 away) FRI @ BRI

SAT v. BRI

SUN v. NOR

Binghamton: 3 games left (2 home, 1 away)

WED v. NOR

FRI @ RCH

SAT v. ADR

400 WINS + and 1000 + games...

400 WINS!....With the 4-1 victory vs. Springfield on November 1, 2009, head coach Roy Sommer became just the 4th coach in AHL history to reach the 400 win plateau.

1000 GAMES... With the 3-1 victory at Springfield on January 14, 2011, head coach Roy Sommer became just the 4th coach in AHL history to reach the 1,000 games plateau.

AHL COACHING WINS - ALL-TIME

1. Fred "Bun" Cook 1937-56 19seasons 1,171GP 636 WINS

2. Frank Mathers 1956-85 18seasons 1,256GP 610 WINS

3. John Paddock 1981-2010 16seasons 1,125GP 589 WINS

4. Roy Sommer 1998-current 13th season 1,037GP 478 WINS

Worcester Sharks Head Coach Roy Sommer, who plays a major role in developing players for the San Jose Sharks, is currently the longest-tenured coach (13th season) in the American Hockey League. His current regular season record is now: 478-431 -48 -44 -36. (W-L-T-OTL-SOL)

In Coach Sommer's first AHL victory.... The Kentucky Thoroughblades defeated the Albany River Rats 6-4 at the Rupp Arena in Lexington, Kentucky on October 17th 1998. Coincidentally, Assistant Coach David Cunniff recorded an assist as a member of the River Rats in the hockey game.

Assistant Coach David Cunniff has joined Coach Sommer in 324 of the 478 victories (68%)... Coach Cunniff filled in for Roy in a 3-2SOW in Springfield on December 29, 2010 as coach Sommer was in California attending his father's funeral.

Shark Bites:

Captains for the 2010-11 season: Jay Leach was the captain before he was traded to New Jersey on Feb 9th and Mike Moore was named the Sharks 4th captain in team history on Feb 11th. Assistant Captains on the road: Jonathan Cheechoo (1st year) and Nick Petrecki (1st year). Assistant Captains at home: Andrew Desjardins (1st year) and Sean Sullivan (1st year)... Dan DaSilva, Cory Quirk, Joe Loprieno, Frazer McLaren, and John McCarthy have also worn the assistant captain "A".

From east to west..... The Worcester Sharks have had 13 different players (31 call-ups) receive at least one call up this season to San Jose... Currently; Justin Braun, Andrew Desjardins, Logan Couture, Jason Demers, Joe Pavelski, Devin Setoguchi, Marc-Edourd Vlasic, and Doug Murray are all former Worcester Sharks that are currently playing with the San Jose Sharks.

Score first... the Sharks have scored FIRST 39 times in 77 games this season (29-8-1-1) after scoring first in 42-of-80 games last season (34-6-0-2).... Benn Ferriero (5) Jonathan Cheechoo (4), Kevin Henderson (4), T.J. Trevelyan (5), Sean Sullivan (2), Dan DaSilva (3), Andrew Desjardins (3), Matt Irwin (1), Steve Zalewski (1), Chris Lawrence (1), Brandon Mashinter (2), Justin Braun (1), Jamie McGinn (2), Tommy Wingels (1), Joe Loprieno (1), Cam MacIntyre (1), John McCarthy (1), and Frazer McLaren (1) have the others.

Slim Margins... 37 of the Sharks 77 games have been decided by one goal this season... Worcester is 20-5-4-8 in those 37 games.

Don't allow 4... The Sharks are 33-8-3-5 when they allow three goals or less in a game...BUT... Worcester is 3-21-1-3 when they allow four goals or more.

Shootout Hero... Dan DaSilva continues to lead the Sharks in the shootout this season. DD is 4-for-8 in the shootout with two game winners. DaSilva is the only Sharks player to dress in all 77 games this season for Worcester and was named the Sharks UnSung Hero this season.

13 and counting... The Sharks have been in a team record 13 shootouts already this season. Worcester has a 5-8 record in the shootout. Worcester has a 26.9% (18-for-67) scoring proficiency in the shootout 36.9% (24-for-65) in goals allowed.

20 and counting... Worcester been involved in 20 overtime games this season, tying the club record of 20, accomplished in 06-07 and 07-08.

Braun in NHL... Justin Braun made his NHL debut in Vancouver on Nov 26... Justin played 16:56 in the loss to the Canucks... Braun recorded two assists in his 2nd NHL game in a 4-3W in Edmonton on Nov 24 and was the #3 star with a +2 rating in 22:48 of action.... Braun has played in 16 games with San Jose (1-8-9) this season. His first NHL goal came in a 4-0 win in Ottawa against Pascal LeClaire on December 2. Justin Braun represented the Sharks at the 2011 AHL All-Star Classic in Hershey and fired a 95.6mph shot in the hardest shot competition. Justin is currently on recall to San Jose.

Sullivan Scores... Sharks defenseman Sean Sullivan has 12 goals (2 GWG) this season from the Sharks blue line. The 26-year-old from Boston, MA had 12 goals and 49 points in San Antonio last season. Sean ranks 5th on the Sharks with 35 points this season. Sullivan was featured on Sports Center as the #4 play of the top ten countdown for his hip check on Jason Pitton on Jan 22 (BRI): Watch HERE.

Irwin scoring... Sharks rookie defenseman Matt Irwin has 10 goals and 19 assists from the Sharks blue line this season in 69 games. The rookie from UMASS-Amherst received his first NHL recall on Feb 18th but did not dress for San Jose.

Give me Moore... #8 has played 192 games in a Worcester Sharks jersey and has compiled 52 points (10-42-52) and 278 penalty minutes. His +33 is 4th best in Sharks history. He recorded his first professional two goal game on November 14 vs. Norfolk and was the #1 star. Moore scored his first NHL goal in his 2nd NHL game in a 4-3OTL in Colorado on November 17th. Mike scored at 9:14 of the 2nd period on a slap shot assisted by Dany Heatley on Peter Budaj to give the Sharks a 3-1 lead. He has also been the Sharks Man of the Year for the previous two seasons for his continued work in the Worcester community. Moore was named the 4th captain in Sharks history on Feb 11th before the Sharks defeated the Falcons 5-0 in Albany.

Who's your BF'... Sharks 2nd year forward Benn Ferriero started his sophomore campaign on FIRE with NINE goals through 10 games to lead the Worcester Sharks offensively. Benn has played 29 games with the San Jose Sharks and has five goals, four assists and +7. He currently has 16 goals with Worcester in 41 games.

Sheriff back in town... Frazer McLaren returned to Worcester on Nov 20 after beginning the season with the San Jose Sharks. Frazer has played in 5 games in a Worcester Sharks sweater accumulating 28 points (13-15-28) and 417 penalty minutes. McLaren ranks 2nd all time in penalty minutes by a Worcester Sharks player (Brennan Evans 381, and Brad Staubitz 462). The Sherriff missed 21 games due to a lower body injury before returning to the lineup on January 11 vs. Albany.

Sharks in the Atlantic... the Sharks have a 29-20-4-6 record against Atlantic Division prey this season.

Good when leading... the Sharks have a 21-5-1-1 when leading after the 1st period of play and a 28-1-1-1 when leading after the 2nd period of play this season.

Close encounters... the Sharks won for the first time at home by three goals or more in a 5-2 victory over the Monarchs on Feb 27. At home, the Sharks are 12-2-2-4 in one goal games, 7-6-0-0 in two goal games, and 1-5-0-0 in three + goal games.

Outshot but not outscored.... Worcester is 16-9-1-2 when they get outshot during a game.

Reunion of sorts...Jonathan Cheechoo returns to the Sharks organization in Worcester and will once again play for head coach Roy Sommer.... Coach Sommer coached Cheechoo in Kentucky and Cleveland in the AHL before his NHL days. Before this season, Cheechoo had 56-63-119pts in 137 games under Coach Sommer. "Cheech" ranks 1st in Worcester with 47 points (18-29-47) in 55 games this season. Jonathan has missed the last 17 games due to injury.

7 and counting... The Sharks have used a franchise record 7 different goaltenders this season. (Stalock 41gp, Hutton 21gp, Gill 1gp, Machesney 6gp, Jakaitis 3gp, Sexsmith 6gp, and Sateri 5gp)

47 and counting... the Sharks have set a franchise record with 47 players on their roster this season. Joe Pereira was #47.

Welcome from Finland!... San Jose Sharks draft pick Harri Sateri arrived in Worcester on March 13th after his third season with Tappara Tampare in the Finnish Elite League wrapped up. The 21 year-old from Toijala, Finland has never played a professional game in North America. The 6-foot-1 190lbs goaltender was drafted by San Jose in the 4th round (106th overall) in the 2008 NHL draft. He played 37 games with Tappara Tampere and had a 2.96GAA and a .910 save%. In 2009-10, he helped team advance to the second round, eliminating Jokerit in the first round of the SM-Liiga playoffs...10th in the playoffs in goals-against average and T-1st in games played...Finished the regular season tied for 13th in the league in save percentage (.915)...Career 2008-09: Led Tampere in save percentage (.921) and goals-against average...T-1st on Tampere in shutouts...U-20 World Jr. Tourney: Made starts in preliminary round against Sweden and Russia...2007-08: Represented Finland at the Under-20 World Junior Championships...Attended Finland's 2008 National Junior Championship Development Camp... Sateri wears #35 with Worcester and made his North American Debut in the third period in Providence on March 18th, making 22 saves on 23 shots and stopped Trent Whitfield on a penalty shot. Sateri made his first start in Wilkes-Barre Scranton on March 19th making 21 saves on 25 shots in a 5-3 loss to the Penguins.... Sateri won his first AHL game taking home the #1 star with 33 saves in 2-1 victory in Providence on April 3.

Young Guns... the Sharks have dressed 19 rookies, including three from UMASS-Amherst (Braun, Irwin, and Marcou) and two from UMASS-Lowell (Hutton and Schaus).

Super Sunday... the Sharks are 14-4-0-2 on Sunday afternoon games this season... including an 9-2-0-2 record at the DCU Center.

Home/Away goals... the Sharks have scored 103 goals at home (39 games) and allowed 110 at the DCU Center.... while scoring 103 goals (38 games) on the road and allowing 122 goals on the road.

Good Starts... Worcester has outscored their opponents 68-55 (+13) in the first period, 67-72 (-5) in the 2nd period, but outscored 63-96 (-33) in the third period.

I'll take a draft... 12 Worcester Sharks players were drafted by the San Jose Sharks. (Braun, Cheechoo, Doherty, Lucia, McCarthy, McGinn, McLaren, Petrecki, Sexsmith, Sateri, Stalock, Wingels)

Streakers... T.J. Trevelyan (2-0-2) has a two game point streaks.... The Sharks have not allowed a power play goal in four games 12-for-12.

Crazed Rat grabs 30... with his game winning goal on Nov 21st vs. the Falcons, Andrew Desjardins became the 9th player in franchise history to score 30 goals. Desjardins skated in his 200th game as a Shark on February 5 vs. the Bruins and picked up a fighting major. Desjardins was named the Worcester Sharks MVP this season.

Plus Player... Andrew Desjardins ranks 1st in franchise history with a +47 rating.

Massachusetts... The Sharks have FIVE players born and raised in Massachusetts (Sean Sullivan - Boston, Cory Quirk - Brockton, Benn Ferriero - Essex, John McCarthy - Andover, and Jon Landry - Lexington) In all; the Sharks have 15 American born players, 14 Canadians, and 1 player from Finland.

Original Crazed Rat back... forward John McCarthy returned to Worcester on January 28 after beginning the season in San Jose. One of the original crazed rats, McCarthy has played in 37 games with San Jose this season (2-2-4). John has 11pts (6-5-11) in 22 games with Worcester this season.

Packing them in... the Sharks drew 33,593 fans during the six game home stand which concluded on February 5 at the DCU Center (average of 5,599). The Sharks 7,273 attendance on Jan 29 pushed them over the 750,000 mark in four + seasons in Worcester.

All 5 years... Jamie McGinn became the first player in Worcester Sharks history to dress in at least one game in the first five seasons with the Worcester Sharks when he played on January 28 vs. the Sound Tigers. The 22-year-old forward from Fergus, Ontario has played in 113 games for Worcester (35-38-73) and 96 penalty minutes.

Jamie loves the Bruins.... 11 of the 35 AHL goals scored by Jamie McGinn has come against the Bruins... and all four of his AHL playoff goals have come against Providence.

Breaking down the scoring... The Sharks have scored 206 goals this season... 57 on the power play, 127 even strength goals, 7 shorthanded tallies, 5 shootout goals, and 6 empty net goals.

2nd year Petrecki... 2nd year defenseman Nick Petrecki has 14 points (3-11-14) and 119 penalty minutes in 64 games for the Sharks this season.... Nick has 11 fighting majors and leads the Sharks in penalty minutes....The 21-year-old from Schenectady, NY had 14 points last season (2-12-14) with the Sharks.... He received his first NHL recall of Feb 17 and did not play in any games for San Jose. Nick was named the Worcester Sharks Man of the Year this season for his dedication to the Worcester community.

Way to go Wingels... rookie Tommy Wingles has been on fire for Worcester of late... and currently has scored the 3rd most goals by a Shark this season with 17. Tommy was voted as the Worcester Sharks rookie of the year.

Loprieno the forward... D-Man Joe Loprieno has played forward in 10 games for the Sharks this season and scored his first pro goal in the first period vs. Charlotte on Nov 27... J-Lo scored his first goal as a defenseman in a 5-4OTW in Portland on Mar 22.

Special Teams... Worcester ranks 24th in the AHL on the PK at 80.4% (58-for-296) and 18th in the AHL on the power play with a 17.6% conversion rating (57-for-323). The Sharks have scored 7 shorthanded goals and have allowed 10 shorthanded tallies.

7 shorties... the Sharks have scored 7 shorthanded goals this season, with 5 of them coming at home. Worcester is 7-0-0-0 in those games. Jamie McGinn has 2 while Andrew Desjardins, Kevin Henderson, Tommy Wingels, John McCarthy, and Patrick Davis have the others.

10 with 10... the Sharks have 10 different players with at least ten goals this season (Cheechoo 18, Swift 17, Trevelyan 18, Ferriero 16, Sullivan 12, DaSilva 16, Desjardins 12, Mashinter 14, Wingels 17, and Irwin 10.

Henderson surpasses... Sharks 2nd year forward Kevin Henderson has 8 goals and 12 assists this season and is +11 through 70 games this season. The 24-year-old from Toronto, ONT had 15 points (2-13-15) in 64 games last season.

Good Sharks!... The Sharks rank 24th in the AHL with just 15.65 penalty minutes per game.

Stalock the stopper... Alex Stalock grabbed his 50th professional win vs. Portland on December 5....He has allowed just 64 goals in his last 29 games (2.20 goals against per game) after allowing 25 goals in his first 7 games.... at the time of his injury, Alex ranked 1st in the AHL with 2397 minutes played and 2nd in saves with 1025. Stalock is a perfect 4-for-4 stopping penalty shots, including two this season (the Bruins Roussel on Oct 23 and the Monarchs Elkins on Dec 19). Stalock left the game injured on February 4th vs. Manchester and is out for the rest of the season after season ending surgery on Feb 14.

Al in the NHL... Alex Stalock made his NHL debut in San Jose on Tuesday, Feb 1. Stalock came in relief of Niemi down 3-0 midway through the 2nd period vs. Phoenix. Stalock made 9 saves and got the victory in a wild come from behind 5-3 win over the Coyotes.

Alex Stalock hits 100 games.... Stalock became just the 2nd Sharks goaltender to dress in 100 games on January 28 joining Thomas Greiss... Alex is 57-36-6 for the Sharks in those 100 games.

Mr. Dependable.... Andrew Desjardins had dressed in 188 straight games for Worcester breaking the record held by Derek Joslin (114 games).... Desjardins had the 2nd longest streak in the AHL (Nick Dodge in Charlotte) before his first NHL recall on January 2, 2011. Andrew is currently on recall to San Jose.

Monster Mash... Sharks power forward Brandon Mashinter received his first NHL recall on December 29, 2010. Mash made his NHL debut on December 29th in Minnesota (13 shifts and 7:17 of ice) in the Sharks 5-3 loss. Brandon has played 12 games in San Jose this season with no points and two fighting majors during his NHL recalls. Mash has recorded 10/10 (goals/fights) in his 2nd straight season.

He has 14 goals, 19 assists, and 10 fighting majors in 61 games for Worcester this season...

Five for fighting...The Sharks have 80 fighting majors (franchise record) this season good for 11th in the AHL... 22 different players have dropped the mitts this season for the Sharks this season: (Garet Hunt 3, Brandon Mashinter 10, Sean Sullivan 4, Jay Leach 5, Nick Petrecki 11, Andrew Desjardins 7, Dan DaSilva 4, Jason Pitton 1, Joe Loprieno 3, Kevin Henderson 3, David Marshall 1, Erick Lizon 3, Mike Moore 4. Cam MacIntyre 3, Tommy Wingels 3, Chris Lawrence 1, Frazer McLaren 7, John McCarthy 1, Michael Swift 2, Ryan Del Monte 1, Matt Irwin 1, and Jamie McGinn 1). The Sharks had 73 fighting majors last season, 78 fighting majors in 2008-09, 68 fighting majors in 2007-08 and 54 in 2006-07.

Rough and Tumble Atlantic.... four of the top 11 teams in fighting majors reign from the Atlantic Division.... The Whale is 1st with 124, Bruins 7th with 85, Monarchs 9th with 82, and the Sharks 11th with 80.

Coming and goings from the Shark Tank:

04/02/2011

Nathan Longpre (C)

Worcester

DEL Released from ATO

04/02/2011

Sena Acolatse (D)

Worcester

ADD Signed to ATO

04/02/2011

Taylor Doherty (D)

Worcester

ADD Reassigned by San Jose (NHL) from Kingston (OHL)

Top Worcester Sharks:

o Goals Cheechoo and Trevelyan (18)

o Game Winners Wingels (4)

o Assists Cheechoo (29)

o Points Cheechoo (18-29-47)

o Power play Points Cheechoo (6-15-21)

o Shots Trevelyan (198)

o PIM Petrecki (119)

o Fighting Pen. Petrecki (11)

o Plus/Minus Desjardins (+14)

o Wins Stalock (19)

o G.A.A. Stalock (2.63)

o Save % Hutton and Stalock (.907)

o Shutouts Machesney (2)

Sharks in the Pacific:

The San Jose Sharks are 46-23-9 with 101 points through 78 games and is currently in 1st place in the Pacific Division leading the 2nd place Kings by 5 points.

Logan Couture (31-23-54) has ripped it up in his first full season in San Jose. Logan is 2nd on the team with 31 goals and 2nd with 8 game winning goals. Former Worcester Sharks; Joe Pavelski, Devin Setoguchi, Torrey Mitchell, and John McCarthy have all scored goals for San Jose. Justin Braun has 11 points (2-9-11) in 27 games, Brandon Mashinter has no points and two fights in 12 games and Andrew Desjardins has one goal in 14 games.

Mon: LA @ SJ - Wed: SJ @ ANA - Fri: SJ @ PHX - Sat: PHX @ SJ - end of regular season

Sharks in the ECHL:

The Stockton Thunder are 37-23-5-7 with 86 points in 72 games good for 2nd place in the Pacific Division in the ECHL. Defenseman Ryan Constant (AHL Contract), Jody Pederson (AHL contract), and Tyson Sexsmith (NHL contract) are currently assigned to Stockton. The Thunder play the Utah Grizzlies in the first round of the Kelly Cup playoffs (best of 5)

Coming Up:

The Sharks wrap up the regular season with three games this week!

On Tuesday, Score $5 kid tickets or $15 adult tickets (best available seating) for the Sharks final regular season home game at the DCU Center at 7pm vs. the Portland Pirates. Click HERE to score your coupon!

The Sharks are battling for the final playoff spot in the Atlantic Division and need YOUR support. Celebrate the Sharks 200th home game in franchise history on Tuesday. Meet Dr. Hook from the movie Slap Shot on Tuesday night when the Sharks host the Pirates! The game will be shown live on Charter TV3.

On Friday, the Sharks travel to Charlotte and battle the Checkers at 7pm.

On Saturday, the Sharks close out the regular season at Charlotte with a 7pm date with the Checkers!

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