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Winnipeg, MB - The San Jose Barracuda (23-11-1-3) matched a season high with three power-play goals and earned a franchise-high fourth straight road win by beating the Manitoba Moose (18-21-3-2),4-1, at MTS Centre on Friday night.
The Barracuda opened up the scoring in the first as Nikolay Goldobin (11) netted his fourth goal in his last three games. The former first-round pick broke free behind the Moose defense and backhanded a short-side shot over Eric Comrie's left pad at 12:09. Just 43 seconds later Quinton Howden (10) tied the game as redirected a seeing-eye wrist shot from the point past Troy Grosenick at 12:52.
In the second, after San Jose killed off Manitoba's first power play, the Barracuda cashed in on their man advantage as Patrick McNally laid into a one-timer from the point and Barclay Goodrow (15) tipped the shot past Comrie to extend his goal streak to three games at 17:21.
San Jose put the game out of reach as John McCarthy (8, 9) registered a pair of power-play goals in the third. First McNally led the rush and swooped around the net before centering a pass to McCarthy who ripped a shot top shelf at 13:11. Goodrow then centered a pass to McCarthy from below the goal line and the veteran forward again buried it to make it 4-1 at 15:53.
Grosenick (13-8-2) earned his fourth straight win by making 25 saves, while Comrie (7-10-3) suffered the loss after allowing four goals on 40 shots.
1. John McCarthy (SJ: 2+0=2)
2. Troy Grosenick (SJ: 25 saves)
3. Nikita Jevpalovs (SJ: 0+2=2)
The Barracuda wrap up its season long seven-game road trip on Saturday against the Moose and return to SAP Center Wednesday, Feb. 8 against the San Diego Gulls. On Feb. 12, the Barracuda will wear specialty California Republic Jerseys when they take on the Tucson Roadrunners. Tickets are still available and can be purchased at SJBarracuda.com/tickets or by calling 408.999.5757.