Barracuda drop high-scoring affair to San Antonio, 6-5Nov 5, 2016
San Jose, CA - The San Jose Barracuda put a franchise record 46 shots on net, but the San Antonio Rampage proved too much as San Jose fell, 6-5, at SAP Center at San Jose on Saturday afternoon.
Despite allowing five goals, Spencer Martin (4-4-0) turned in arguably his best game in two years for the Rampage, stopping 41 San Jose shots to earn the win.
Barclay Goodrow (2) began the scoring for the Barracuda just 56 seconds into the first after Julius Bergman's point shot was denied by Martin. Veteran Joe Whitney (1) tied the game at 7:01 after lifting Danny O'Regan's stick between the hashes and ripping the puck over Troy Grosenick's left shoulder. Rocco Grimaldi (1) gave San Antonio its first lead at 12:44 on J.T. Compher's pass that deflected off his leg. Nikita Jevpalovs (1) tied the game less than a minute after he weaved through multiple Rampage defenders in the high slot and beat Martin on the one-on-one at 13:11.
After each team had scored two in the first, San Jose put 19 shots on net in the second, but A.J. Greer (3) began the scoring for San Antonio on the power play after redirecting a Ryan Stanton point shot at 1:02. Nikolay Goldobin (2) evened the game by crashing the net and jamming home a loose puck in the crease at 4:26. Ryan Carpenter (1) earned San Jose its first lead since the first to make it 4-3 on seeing-eye wrister that made its way through traffic at 7:08 of the second. Compher (5) continued his strong season and re-tied the game on the power play at 16:35.
All even after 40 minutes, the Rampage potted back-to-back goals in the third period in less than 30 seconds at 2:26 and 2:48, off the stick of Whitney (2) and Gabriel Bourque. O'Regan (3) got San Jose back within one on the power play at 7:11 but the Barracuda failed to get the equalizer.
Troy Grosenick (1-2-0) made 26 saves in defeat.
The Barracuda and Rampage are back at it Sunday afternoon starting at 3:00 p.m. at SAP Center before going on a five-game road trip beginning next weekend in Texas. Tickets are still available for Sunday and can be purchased at SJBarracuda.com/tickets or by calling 408.999.5757.