SAN JOSE, CALIF. - The San Jose Barracuda (36-12-2-4) used 25 Troy Grosenick saves and a pair of second-period goals to shutout the San Diego Gulls (34-15-3-2), 3-0, on Sunday afternoon at SAP Center.
The shutout was Grosenick's (24-8-3) second in a row and league-leading ninth overall.
After a scoreless first in which San Jose was outshot 10-to-4, Danny O'Regan (19) netted the game's first tally at 13:31 on the power play. O'Regan sniped a shot from below the left circle and just under the crossbar. A minute and five seconds later, on the penalty kill, Buddy Robinson stole the puck in his end, raced down the ice and beat Kevin Boyle backhand-to-forehand at 14:36.
In the third, Grosenick stopped all nine shots he faced, and Barclay Goodrow (19) sealed the victory with an empty-netter at 18:29.
Boyle (9-4-4) took the loss after giving up two goals on 25 shots.
The Barracuda are back in action on Tuesday, March 14 when they travel to Bakersfield to battle the Condors (7:00 PM) at Rabobank Arena. San Jose returns back to SAP Center on Friday, March 17 to take on the Stockton Heat on St. Patrick's Day. Catch all the action on AM 1220 KDOW, www.kdow.biz and www.ahllive.com. Tickets are available at the SAP Center Box Office, at 408-999-5757, or online at SJBarracuda.com/tickets.
SJ: D. O'Regan (19), Buddy Robinson (12), B. Goodrow (19)
SJ: T. Grosenick - W (25/25)
SD: K. Boyle - L (23/25)
BARRACUDA Power Play: (1/3)
BARRACUDA Penalty Kill: (5/5)
1. SJ - T. Grosenick
2. SJ - D. O'Regan
3. SJ - B. Robinson