BARRACUDA FALL TO RAMPAGE IN SHOOTOUTDec 3, 2016
San Antonio, TX - The San Jose Barracuda (7-5-0-3) scored two third period goals, but their comeback attempt came to an end in a 4-3 shootout loss to the San Antonio Rampage (9-10-1-0) at AT&T Center on Saturday night.
San Jose opened up the scoring at 8:11 when Ryan Carpenter centered a pass from below the goal line to John McCarthy (2) who chipped the puck over the right arm of Spencer Martin from the top of the crease on a delayed penalty. Julien Nantel (2) would find the equalizer on the penalty kill at 10:27 after finishing off a 2-on-1 pass from Gabriel Bourque. The Rampage took their first lead of the game at 18:15 off the stick of Bourque (3) as the former Nashville draft pick beat Mantas Armalis under the right arm after receiving a drop pass from A.J. Greer in the slot. Despite trailing by a goal, San Jose outshot San Antonio 13-6 in the first.
In the second, San Jose went on the power play twice and put 17 shots on goal, but couldn't find the back of the net.
In the third, Timo Meier (5) tried to will his club to victory by first tying the game at 12:04 after Barclay Goodrow tripped as he went to the net and Meier backhanded the loose puck past Martin. Meier (6) then gave San Jose the lead at 17:35 by swiping a rebound past Martin from close range. The Barracuda seemed to be on the verge of victory until Joe Whitney (4) evened the score exactly one minute later as Martin left his net for an extra attacker.
Each team produced high-quality chances in overtime, but couldn't find the winner. In a shootout, Troy Bourke beat Armalis in the seventh round to earn San Antonio two points.
1. Troy Bourke (SA)
2. Gabriel Bourque (SA)
3. Spencer Martin (SA)
The Barracuda and San Antonio Rampage play again on Sunday at 1 p.m. PST to wrap up San Jose's Texas schedule for the year. The Barracuda return back home on Thursday, December 8 to face the Stockton Heat for the first time since Oct. 15. Tickets are still available and can be purchased at SJBarracuda.com/tickets or by calling 408.999.5757.