SAN JOSE, CALIF. - The San Jose Barracuda (4-1) used 34 Troy Grosenick saves to top the San Diego Gulls (1-4) on Saturday night at Valley View Casino, taking the Pacific Division Final series four-games-to-one.
At 10:24 of the first, Jacob Middleton dropped a pass for Barclay Goodrow (4) as the power forward entered the attacking zone and Goodrow ripped a shot past Jhonas Enroth.
In the second, on their first power play of the night, Adam Helewka (2) lifted a rebound over the right pad of Enroth after the netminder had made the original save off a point shot from Julius Bergman at the 14-minute mark to give San Jose a 2-0 lead.
In the third, San Jose killed off a five-minute major penalty after Timo Meier was given a game misconduct for charging and Grosenick made all six third-period saves to secure the shutout win.
The San Jose Barracuda continue their quest for the Calder Cup on Saturday, May 20 (7 PM) as they take on the Grand Rapids Griffins in game one of their best-of-seven Western Conference Finals matchup at SAP Center. All the action can be heard on AM 1220 KDOW, www.kdow.biz and watched on www.ahllive.com. Tickets are available at the SAP Center Box Office, at 408-999-5757, or online at SJBarracuda.com/tickets.
SJ: N. Goodrow (4), A. Helewka (2)
SJ: T. Grosenick - W (34/34)
SD: J. Enroth - L (33/35)
BARRACUDA Power Play: (1/3)
BARRACUDA Penalty Kill: (3/3)
1. SJ - T. Grosenick
2. SJ - B. Goodrow
3. SJ - A. Helewka