TUCSON, ARIZ. - Barclay Goodrow netted his third pro hat trick, and the San Jose Barracuda (39-14-2-5) erased a four-goal deficit only to fall 5-4 in a shootout to the Tucson Roadrunners (25-28-7-0) on Sunday night at Tucson Arena.
After a scoreless first period, Tucson exploded for four second-period goals. Michael Bunting (12) opened up the scoring at 3:41 after collecting a loose puck in the crease and going top shelf from close range. Chris Mueller (14) poked home Tucson's second goal of the game at 5:05 after Laurent Dauphin went straight to the paint from below the goal line. Brandon Burlon's (3) seeing-eye wrist shot from the left point made it 3-0 at 10:21 and Branden Troock (4) completed the four-goal frame with a blast from the right wing as he entered the offensive zone at 11:49. San Jose's Goodrow (22) finally got the Barracuda on the board at 18:37 on the penalty kill.
In the third, Goodrow (23) picked off a Tucson pass, raced down the ice and beat Marek Langhamer through the five-hole on the penalty kill at 6:18. Joakim Ryan (9) got the Barracuda within a goal on the power play ay 10:55 and Goodrow (24) completed the four-goal comeback with his third goal of the game at 19:09.
In overtime, the Barracuda outshot Tucson 7-to-1 and killed off Tucson's sixth power play, but a shootout was needed. In the shootout, Kevin Labanc and Danny O'Regan each were denied, and Connor Garland and Mueller scored to earn the 5-4 win for the Roadrunners.
Mantas Armalis took the loss after allowing four goals on 24 shots while Langhamer collected the win after making 39 saves on 43 shots.
The Barracuda return to SAP Center on Friday, March 31 (7:00 PM) to take on the Manitoba Moose for the third time this season and first in San Jose. 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: B. Goodrow (22), B. Goodrow (23), J. Ryan (9), B. Goodrow (24)
TUC: M. Bunting (12), C. Mueller (14), B. Burlon (3), B. Troock (4)
SJ: M. Armalis - L (20/24)
TUC: M. Langhamer - W (39/43)
BARRACUDA Power Play: (1/5)
BARRACUDA Penalty Kill: (6/6)
1. SJ - B. Goodrow
2. TUC - C. Mueller
3. TUC - M. Langhamer