SAN JOSE, CALIF. - The San Jose Barracuda (1-0) used 28 Troy Grosenick saves to earn a 4-0 win over the Stockton Heat (0-1) in game one of the Divisional Semifinal best-of-five series at SAP Center on Friday night.
Grosenick (1-0) made 28 saves to earn the playoff win while Jon Gillies (0-1) allowed three goals on 35 shots.
After killing off the series' first power play, Tim Heed (1) worked his way into the offensive zone and ripped a shot short-side top-shelf from the right wing to give San Jose the opening-period lead at 6:38.
San Jose added to its advantage in the second as Buddy Robinson fed a cross-ice pass to Ryan Carpenter (1) on a two-on-one and Carpenter fired a shot top shelf at 3:34.
In the third, Carpenter potted his second of the game as he jammed a loose puck into the open net after Gillies failed to secure a point shot from Mirco Mueller at 11:37. San Jose sealed the victory when Kevin Labanc scored on an empty net at 19:21.
The Barracuda continue their best-of-five opening round Divisional Semifinal series with the Stockton Heat on Sunday at SAP Center (3:00 PM). All fans in attendance will receive a Barracuda rally towel and concessions stands will be offering $1 hot dogs and $2 beers all night long and throughout the Calder Cup Playoffs. 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: T. Heed (1), R. Carpenter (1), R. Carpenter (2), K. Labanc (1)
SJ: T. Grosenick - W (28/28)
TUC: J. Gillies - L (32/35)
BARRACUDA Power Play: (0/4)
BARRACUDA Penalty Kill: (3/3)
1. SJ - T. Grosenick
2. SJ - R. Carpenter
3. SJ - T. Heed