Worcester Sharks vs. Portland Pirates. Mandatory Credit: WGME News 13.
Tonight the Worcester Sharks are back in action at the DCU Center to take on the Portland Pirates in game two of their three game home stand. The last time these clubs last faced one another, was back on February 1st in which Portland defeated Worcester by the score of 3-2. Worcester’s goal scorers were Danill Tarasov and Tim Kennedy. In that contest Tarasov scored his third of the season, while Kennedy posted his 13th of the year. This matchup is their 10th meeting between these two New England rivals. As of today, Portland has a 6-3 lead on season series vs. Worcester. The official record for Worcester vs. Portland is 3-5-0-1. Worcester has yet to beat Portland in 2013 as they have an 0-3 record on the new year.
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.
***Special Scouting Report courtesy of the Worcester Sharks.***
Official WTAG Radio Logo. Mandatory Credit: Rick In the News
Tonight’s match up has a 7:30p EST puck drop. In addition the contest can be heard on WTAG News/Talk 580 and 94.9 FM and for AHL Live subscribers they can enjoy live televised coverage of the game at AHLLive.com.
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