San Jose is 8-2-1 in their last 11 games at SAP Center
Wednesday, Jan. 4 – BARRACUDA 4 at San Antonio 2
In the final matchup of the season, the Barracuda used two third-period power-play goals from blueliner Tim Heed (8, 9) to beat the San Antonio Rampage, 4-2. Danny O’Regan (10) and Marcus Sorensen (8) each scored in the first and Troy Grosenick was stellar between the pipes, making 36 saves on 38 shots.
Friday, Jan. 6 – BARRACUDA 1 at Milwaukee 3
In the first ever matchup between the San Jose Barracuda and Milwaukee Admirals, and first matchup between the Admirals and a San Jose Sharks affiliate since 2006 (Cleveland Barons), Milwaukee came out of the gates red-hot. Outshooting the Barracuda 17-to-5 in the first period, and took a 1-0 lead after 20 minutes. Danny O’Regan (11) tied it in the second on the power play, but the Ads scored late in the second to recapture their lead and then sealed the win with another goal in the third. San Jose stormed all the way back to outshoot Milwaukee 40-35 but only could get the one goal past Marek Mazanec who earned the 3-1 win by making 39 saves. Troy Grosenick suffered the defeat after allowing three goals on 32 shots.
Saturday, Jan. 7 – BARRACUDA 5 vs. Tucson 2
After suffering their first home regulation loss in their last eight games, the Barracuda responded the following afternoon by scoring three first period goals in the opening nine minutes and rode the early start to a 5-2 win over the Tucson Roadrunners, in the first ever matchup between the Pacific Division foes. Colin Blackwell (2), Marcus Sorensen (9) and Ryan Carpenter (7) each tallied in the first, which ended Justin Peters afternoon after allowing three goals on five shots. Joakim Ryan (5) went short side top shelf on the power play in the second on Adin Hill to make it 4-0. Tucson made it interesting with a pair of third-period goals by Stefan Fournier (1) and then Lindsay Sparks (1), but Patrick McNally (1) sealed the victory with an empty-netter. Mantas Armalis earned the win by making 33 saves on 35 shots.
The Week Ahead
Friday, Jan. 13 – BARRACUDA vs. Ontario
Listen: AM 1220 KDOW at 7:00 p.m.
NHL Affiliation: Los Angeles Kings
Friday’s matchup pins the Pacific’s second place team, the San Jose Barracuda, against its first-place club, the Ontario Reign. San Jose is 2-0-1 against Ontario in three games played this season and 4-7-4 all-time against the Reign. Ontario is an impressive 9-2-5 away from home and has points in seven straight games. San Jose suffered a 4-3 overtime loss to Ontario the last time they played on Dec. 18 at SAP Center. After Friday, San Jose and Ontario will play one another four more times. With the departure of Tim Heed to the San Jose Sharks, Daniel O’Regan leads all skaters in points (3+2=5) during the season series.
Saturday, Jan. 14 – BARRACUDA vs. Stockton
Listen: AHLLive.com at 1:15 p.m.
NHL Affiliation: Calgary Flames
The Barracuda are coming off back-to-back wins over the Stockton Heat in late December and welcome the third-seeded Heat to SAP Center for the fourth time this season. Stockton and San Jose play one another 12 times overall and through four games Danny O’Regan leads all Barracuda skaters in points (1+3=4). In 2015-16, San Jose went 9-1-1-1 against their Northern California counterpart.
Monday, Jan. 7 – BARRACUDA vs. Bakersfield
Listen: AHLLive.com at 6:00 p.m.
NHL Affiliation: Edmonton Oilers
The Barracuda wrap up their seven-game home stand with game nine of 12 this season against the Bakersfield Condors. San Jose is 5-2-0-1 against the Condors and 4-0-1 on home ice. San Jose is coming off a 4-1 win over Bakersfield on New Year’s Eve. San Jose is 10-8-2 all-time against Bakersfield and 6-4-0-1 at home versus the Condors. Nikolay Goldobin leads all skaters in points (2+7=9) during the season series.
- Danny O’Regan and Troy Grosenick will represent the San Jose Barracuda and the Pacific Division at the 2017 AHL All-Star game in Lehigh Valley on January 29-30
- Danny O’Regan is second among AHL rookies in points (11+22=33)
- Danny O’Regan is riding a four-game point streak (3+2=5) and now T-first on the team in goals (11)
- Tim Heed is second among AHL defensemen in points (9+22=31)
- After Saturday’s win over Tucson, San Jose has played and beaten every Pacific Division team
- Before being recalled to the Sharks, Tim Heed had points in a career-long five games (2+6=8)
- Marcus Sorensen has points in six of his last seven games (5+3=8)
- Joakim Ryan is riding his second four-game point streak of the season (2+6=8)
- Troy Grosenick leads all AHL netminders in shutouts (5) and fifth in the league in goals-against average (2.12) and sixth in save percentage (.928).
- John McCarthy is two games shy of 400 AHL games played
- Nikolay Goldobin is two games shy of 100 AHL games played in his career
- Nikita Jevpalovs is six games shy of 100 pro games played
Tim Heed (D) recalled to the San Jose Sharks (NHL) on 1/7