Worcester Sharks forward James Sheppard #15 stands ready in front of Providence Bruins goaltender Michael Hutchinson #33. Mandatory credit: Worcester Sharks media department.

Saturday Night Hockey: Worcester Vs. Providence



Tonight the Worcester are back at home as they host the Providence Bruins before the league breaks for the All Star Classic.  Last night Worcester finally snapped their five game loosing skid as they defeated their states rivals Springfield 3-1.  In that contest the Sharks welcomed back forward Tim Kennedy and defenseman Danny Groulx who missed a combined 30 games this season.  Newcomer Tommy Grant scored his first goal as a member of the Worcester Sharks.  In addition, Tarasov scored his second goal since being back with the club.  James Livingston also scored for Worcester.  For the visiting Bruins they come in having played the Pirates last night that featured a 6-1 victory over Portland.  In their win over the Pirates, 12 different players from Providence saw the scoresheet.

The last time these two teams met was back on December 29, 2012 in which Worcester defeated Providence 3-2.  In that contest, it was Brandon Mashinter’s would scored the game winner and was his last goal with the Worcester franchise.  Mashinter was recently traded to the Connecticut Whale for Tommy Grant.

Currently the Worcester Sharks are in fourth place in the AHL’s Atlantic Division with 20-17-1-3 record and 44 points, while the Providence Bruins are just ahead of them in third place with are 21-16-0-3 with 45 points to their credit.

As of today, Worcester leads Providence on the season series 5-1.

Tonight’s contest makes it the seventh meeting of season between these two New England foes.  The game has a 7:00p EST puck drop at the DCU Center and be heard on WTAG News/Talk 580 and 94.9 FM.  In addition, tonight’s matchup is also available to subscribers at AHL Live.




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