WORCESTER 4, LOWELL 2
Worcester rallied for a trio of unanswered goals in the third period to claim a 4-2 road win over Lowell on Tuesday at the Tsongas Center, giving the Sharks a commanding 3-1 series lead in the teams’ Atlantic Division semifinal.
The division-champion Sharks can eliminate the Devils and move on to a second-round date with Manchester with another victory in Lowell on Wednesday night, when the clubs will meet for Game 5.
Trailing 2-1 entering the final 20 minutes of play, the Sharks got the tying goal from rookie John McCarthy (4:28) and the game-winner from fellow rookie Benn Ferriero (10:27), who scored his first of the playoffs.
T.J. Trevelyan added an insurance marker less than three minutes later, with both his and Ferriero’s goals coming on the power play.
McCarthy finished with a goal and an assist for the sharks, and Dan DaSilva chipped in three assists to give him a team-high seven points (2-5-7) in four playoff games thus far.
Lowell has dropped three straight games since taking the series opener on Apr. 14.