SAN JOSE, CA – The San Jose Barracuda (18-11-4-3, 43pts) presented by Barracuda Networks had their season high nine game point streak come to an end in a hard fought 5-3 loss to the visiting Bakersfield Condors (16-14-2-2, 36pts) in front of 5,872 fans at the SAP Center on Monday afternoon. The Barracuda are back in action on Friday, Jan 22 in Ontario, CA vs. the Reign at 7pm.
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Goaltender Troy Grosenick (10-5-3) made three saves on six shots before being replaced by Aaron Dell (6-6-4) who made 19 saves in relief. Ryan Carpenter (1-1-2), Karl Stollery (1-0-1) and Bryan Lerg (1-0-1) scored as San Jose is now 9-2-4-0 in their last 15 games. Eetu Laurikainen made 42 saves in the win for the Condors with Ryan Hamilton (1-0-1), Rob Klinkhammer (2-1-3), Tyler Pitlick (1-1-2) and Joshua Winquist (1-1-2) scoring for the Condors.
The first period belonged to the Condors as they scored three unanswered goals in the first seven minutes of the game. Ryan Hamilton (9th) lit the lamp 1:05 into the game on an odd man rush. Rob Klinkhammer (2nd) got the Condors second goal while on the power play on a rebound shot that deflected off of the right post and in the net at 3:15. At 6:54 Tyler Pitlick (2nd) received a quick pass on the back door and slammed the one-timer home to give the Condors the 3-0 lead. Troy Grosenick was pulled after giving up the 3rd goal and was replaced by Aaron Dell. Shots were 15-11 in favor of the Barracuda heading into the first intermission.
Ryan Carpenter (7th) sent a wrister close side, top shelf to put the Barracuda on the scoreboard at 3:46 to start the second period. The Condors capitalized on the power play for the second time today after Joshua Winquist (6th) sent a wrister from the top of the right circle past Dell at 17:25 to give the Condors a 4-1 lead. The Barracuda took four minor penalties in the period with the Condors taking two. Shots were 12-9 in favor of the Barracuda heading into the second intermission.
Both teams came out with aggressive and fast play in the third period. Klinkhammer (3rd) scored his second goal of the game at 3:19 while shorthanded to increase the Condors lead 5-1. The Barracuda answered at 5:53 on the power play when Stollery (4th) buried a weak side rebound. At 8:43 Alex Gallant (8th FM) and Mitch Moroz (6th FM) dropped the gloves and had a spirited fight resulting with both players being ejected. Bryan Lerg (10th) lit the lamp at 12:40 making a quick left to right deke after receiving a no look pass from Trevor Parkes on the 2 on 1 making the score 5-3. Dell was pulled with just under three minutes left in the game put the Barracuda were unable to mount the comeback.
Notes: Three Stars: 3rd star: Ryan Carpenter (1-1-2) 2nd star: Eetu Laurikainen (42 saves, W) 1st star: Rob Klinkhammer (2-1-3)….Final shots were 45-27 in favor of San Jose… Eetu Laurikainen (2-1-0) made 42 saves on 45 shots for Bakersfield….Troy Grosenick (10-5-3) made 3 saves on 6 shots in 6:54 with Aaron Dell (6-6-4) in relief making 19 saves on 21 shots for San Jose…. San Jose went 1-for-4 on the power play while Bakersfield went 2-for-7…. Frazer McLaren (inj), Raffi Torres, and Mark Cundari did not dress for the Barracuda…before the game, the Barracuda released forward Greger Hanson from his PTO and was returned to the Allen Americans (ECHL)…. the Barracuda have points in 13 of last 15 games (9-2-4-0)… the Barracuda are in a stretch where they play 9 of 11 on the road… Trevor Parkes now has a three game point streak (2-3-5)…Byran Lerg has a two game point streak (1-1-2)… Daniel Doremus played his first game since Dec 13…Jeremy Langlois and Barclay Goodrow each had eight shots on goal… the two teams combined for 56 penalty minutes – with Alex Gallant whistled for 19…Petter Emanuelsson added two assists in the loss.
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