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November 24, 2012
Pirates Travel to Worcester to Face Sharks
Portland, ME – The Portland Pirates return to the road on Saturday when they travel to Worcester to face the Sharks. The Puck will drop at 7:00 PM from the DCU Center for the 4th meeting between the two teams this year.
The Pirates are coming off a thrilling, come from behind 6-5 overtime win against the Eastern Conference leading Springfield Falcons on Friday night. Alexandre Bolduc had two goals, Andy Miele had 4 assists, and Oliver Ekman-Larsson scored just 19 seconds into overtime to give the Pirates the victory in a game they trailed by 3. The second period saw 8 goals, including 4 consecutive power play goals for the Pirates.
The Sharks had an overtime game of their own Friday night, beating the Manchester Monarchs by a 4-3 score. Freddie Hamilton had the game winner for the Sharks at the 2:59 mark of the extra period. Goaltender Harri Sateri had 29 saves on 32 shots in the victory for the sharks, who improve to 8-6-1-1, tied for 1st in the Atlantic division with the Manchester Monarchs. The Pirates are in third place, just 2 points back of the Monarchs and Sharks with 16.This is the 4th meeting between the Sharks and Pirates this year, with Worcester holding a 2-1 advantage. The Sharks defeated the Pirates 4-2 in their last meeting at the Androscoggin Bank Colisée, in a penalty filled game that saw Rob Klinkhammer score 2 goals for Portland. The Sharks were able to come back from a goal down with 3 goals in the final 10 minutes of play for the victory.
The game can be heard on 95.5 and 95.9 WPEI in the Portland area, 92.7FM and 100.7 FM WOXO FM in the Lewiston/Auburn area, and online on the WLOB radio player and AHL Live.
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