HERSHEY, PA - The Worcester Sharks (#7 seed in East) will play another game after defeating the host Hershey Bears (#2 seed in East) by the score of 4-1 in front of 8,991 fans at the GIANT Center on Wednesday evening in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals. Hershey holds a 2-1 series lead with Game 4 slated for Friday, May 1, at the GIANT Center in Hershey at 7pm ET.
Micheal Haley and Chris Tierney each scored a goal and added an assist while Troy Grosenick made 27 saves in net for the win. Ryan Carpenter netted the game winner at 3:55 of the second period while Taylor Fedun added an insurance strike early in the third period for Worcester. Liam O’Brien gave Hershey an early 1-0 lead while Pheonix Copley made 29 saves in net for the loss.
Hershey grabbed an early 1-0 lead in the first period after the Sharks failed to clear the puck. Karl Stollery broke his stick, and Liam O’Brien zapped a quick snap shot from 15 feet that beat goaltender Troy Grosenick at 3:13. Worcester trailed 1-0 after 20 minutes and held a 9-8 shot advantage.
Worcester came out flying in the second period and scored twice in the first 3:55 in the middle frame to take a 2-1 lead. Chris Tierney struck on the power play with a tap in strike from on top of the crease after a nice feed from Daniil Tarasov at 1:01. Ryan Carpenter buried a puck during a goal mouth scramble at 3:55 to give Worcester a 2-1 advantage. Travis Oleksuk scored again at 13:54 but was called for goaltender interference after a Bears defender crashed into his goalie Pheonix Copley to erase the goal. Worcester outshot Hershey 19-8 in the middle frame as the Sharks took a 2-1 lead into the second intermission.
Worcester added an insurance goal at 5:37 with a 5-on-3 power play goal by Taylor Fedun to give the Sharks a 3-1 lead, Worcester's first 5-on-3 goal of the season. Troy Grosenick was busy in the final frame with 12 saves while Micheal Haley sealed the win with an empty netter at 19:53 for the 4-1 road victory.First star:
Chris Tierney (1-1-2)Second star:
Ryan Carpenter (GWG)Third star:
Micheal Haley (1-1-2)
|SERIES SCHEDULE |
|Game 1 ||Friday, April 24 |
|Hershey (DCU Center) ||1-4 L |
|Game 2 ||Saturday, April 25 ||Hershey (DCU Center) ||1-3 L |
|Game 3 ||Wednesday, April 29 ||at Hershey (Giant Center) ||4-1 W |
|Game 4 |
|Friday, May 1 |
|at Hershey (Giant Center) ||4PM PT |
|Game 5* ||Sunday, May 3 ||at Hershey (Giant Center) ||2PM PT |
|* If necessary |
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