Gameday: Barracuda vs Reign

Barracuda vs. Ontario Reign Preview

Feb 10, 2016

The San Jose Barracuda and the Ontario Reign (AHL affiliate of the LA Kings) meet for the 9th of 12 meetings this season, the 3rd of six meetings at the SAP Center.  The Barracuda are 1-5-2-0 vs. the Reign this season and are 1-5-2-0 in eight career matchups.   The Barracuda have been outscored 11-18 by the Reign this season as San Jose finished with a 0-4-2-0 record in Ontario as the remaining four games of the 12 game season series will be played at the SAP Center.  San Jose has lost eight of their last nine games (1-6-2-0) heading into this three game home stand while Ontario has points in nine straight games (8-0-1-0) heading into tonight. Bay Area native and Barracuda head coach Roy Sommer (636 wins) looks to surpass Fred “Bun” Cook (636 wins) for the most wins in the 80 year history of the AHL with a victory tonight.

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In case you missed it…
The San Jose Barracuda (19-16-5-3, 46pts) presented by Barracuda Networks ended a five game road trip with a 3-2 loss to the host Ontario Reign (28-10-3-1, 60pts) in front of 9,491 fans at the Citizens Business Bank Arena on Saturday evening. Ryan Carpenter and Ben Smith gave the Barracuda a 2-0 lead through twenty minutes, but the Reign scored three times in the second frame and held off a late Barracuda charge in the third. Troy Grosenick made 21 saves in net for San Jose while Peter Budaj made 26 saves for the Reign as the Barracuda lost for the 8th time in their last nine games.

Barracuda Bites…

1. Fred “Bun” Cook 1937-56 19seasons 1,171GP 636 WINS
1. Roy Sommer 1998-current 18seasons 1,367GP 636 WINS
3. Frank Mathers 1956-85 18seasons 1,256GP 610 WINS
4. John Paddock 1981-2010 16seasons 1,125GP 589 WINS

*Bryan Lerg, Mirco Mueller, Dylan DeMelo, Nikolay Goldobin, Melker Karlsson, Micheal Haley, John McCarthy, Barclay Goodrow, Ryan Carpenter, Ben Smith, Matt Tennyson, Chris Tierney, and Alex Stalock have all played for the Barracuda (AHL) and the Sharks (NHL) this season.

*Breaking down February…. The Barracuda have a 0-2-0-0 (0pts in 2gp) record in February with 2 GF and 4 GA.  PP is 1-7 (14.3%); opponent’s power play is 1-7 (14.3%); and the Barracuda have 0 fighting majors in February.

*Streaks… not current point streaks for the Barracuda… for the Reign: Michael Mersch (4-1-5) has a four game point streak and Peter Budaj has won four straight starts (4-0-0).

*24/25… San Jose has just 25 games left in the regular season, with 24 off those against Pacific Division opponents.  The only out of division game the rest of the way is on March 19 vs. the Iowa Wild.

*PK Improving… the Barracuda had not allowed a power play goal in a season high seven straight games from Jan 3 – Jan 16 (17-for-17 on the kill) and have a penalty kill success rate of 89.2% (50-56) since Jan 3.

*Can’t solve the Reign… the Barracuda have a 1-5-2-0 record against the Reign this season and have been outscored 11-18 in the process… San Jose is 15-8-2-3 vs. the rest of the Pacific Division this season

*All 43 games… Jeremy Langlois, Trevor Parkes, and Gus Young have played in all 43 games this season for the Barracuda.

*No sophomore slump… 2nd year pro Ryan Carpenter has already surpassed his point totals from last season (74gp, 12-22-34pts).  Carpy has 36 points (10-26-36) in 41 games this season for the Barracuda.

*Five for fighting… The Barracuda have 23 fighting majors through 43 games this season…. (McLaren 3, Young 3, Arseneau 1, Carpenter 1, Cundari 1, Goodrow 1, Lerg 1, Gallant 9, Haley 1, Hanson 1, McNally 1)

Important #’s:

  San Jose Ontario
Goals For 2.65 – 20th 2.62 – 22nd
Goals Agst 2.86 – 13th 1.86 – 1st
Shots For 29.05 – 22nd 30.83 – 9th
Shots Agst 30.74 – 20th 24.60 – 1st
PIMS 12.74 – 23rd 16.48 – 5th
Fighting Majors 23 – 22nd 39 – 2nd

Tonight’s San Jose Barracuda game can be heard live on AM 1220 KDOW, online at, and a video stream (for a fee) through AHL Live. Fans can listen inside the SAP Center at 102.1 FM.

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