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Griess dominates as Worcester wins 2-1
It took the Springfield Falcons 59 minutes and 54
seconds and 35 shots to get a goal past the Sharks goaltender Thomas Greiss.
However, this stellar performance was not enough to get him a regulation win.
The Worcester Sharks came out flat today getting outshot and outworked for the
first forty minutes of the game. The Sharks were guilty of numerous bad passes
and lazy icing calls for the first two periods of the game. The first period
only featured only two decent scoring chances for the Sharks in the first
period and only a few more in the second. The power play seemed like a passing
drill and was equally fruitless. The Falcons tested Greiss often, but could not
solve the rising star.
The third period seemed like a different game as the Sharks came out on a
mission and turned on the pressure. Their hustle and hard work was rewarded
11:10 of the third when defenseman Dan Spang pinched in to the slot to knock in
a second rebound past Falcons goalie Jeff Deslauriers. The assists went to
Dennis Packard and Mike Iggulden who were responsible for the initial pressure
that led to the goal.
With the lead, the Sharks were guilty of playing prevent defense. With the game
winding down and the goalie pulled, Springfield used their timeout with the
upcoming faceoff deep in Sharks territory. They tied the game with just a few
seconds remaining with a scrum in front of Greiss that was similar to the
After five minutes of tentative overtime, the game headed into a shootout. The
first two shooters were denied for each team. However, Sharks captain Graham
Mink scored on his shot with a well placed wrister, and Nate Raduns scored the
clinching goal for the Sharks with a equally deadly wrister. The story of the
shootout, in my opinion, was Thomas Greiss who easily stopped the four shots he
faced. His response to the dekes thrown at him left the opposing shooters with
no options, and his quick reflexes to the wrist shots were of highlight reel
This was a slow, chippy game that came to life in the third, and finished with
a clear statement that Greiss is the man. I have not seen a game where AHL
rookie Raduns has not contributed to the Sharks' offensive efforts.
Power Play D+
Penalty Kill B
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