A Look at Portland:
The Portland Pirates (30-18-1-1, 62 points) are in second place in the Atlantic Division, trailing Providence by one point and fifth place in the Eastern Conference. The Pirates have been a constant offensive force as they lead the Atlantic Division in goals scored with 147 goals, but have needed every single one of their goals, as they also lead the Division in goals allowed with 143 goals. They have twice scored seven goals against Worcester this season, which is the most that Worcester has given up in a single game this season. In their last ten games Portland has a record of (6-4-0-0).
Pirates Watch Report:
With Portland’s captain, Alexandre Bolduc returned from his call up to the Phoenix Coyotes, he is one of the players to watch as he has posted 36 points (19 goals and 17 assists) in 39 games with Portland. Chris Conner, another dynamic player for Portland seems to save his best for Worcester as he has tallied 10 points (4 goals and 6 assists) out of his 24 points (8 goals and 16 assists) in nine contests this season. Rob Klinkhammer seems to be another Pirate that saves his best for Worcester as he has collected 7 points (3 goals and 4 assists) out of his 40 points (13 goals and 27 assists) in nine games verse the Sharks.