The Worcester Sharks ended 2009 on an up note, defeating the Portland Pirates 3-1 Thursday night at the Cumberland County Civic Center in Portland, Maine in a New Year's Eve contest between the Atlantic division rivals.The WorSharks opened the scoring at 11:43 of the first when Dan DaSilva beat Pirates netminder Jhonas Enroth with a blast off a nice feed by Andrew Desjardins. John McCarthy grabbed the second assist on the play.Portland, playing just their second game in 12 days, looked flat throughout the contest. And were it not for Enroth making a couple of great saves and Benn Ferriero's shorthanded breakaway attempt hitting the post Worcester might have been able to put the game away in the opening 20 minutes.Worcester would get the eventual game winner at 6:58 of the second period...

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