Barracuda Weekly (12.13.16)Dec 13, 2016
Thursday, Dec. 8 – BARRACUDA 0 vs. Stockton 4
After shutting out the San Antonio Rampage in Texas on Sunday, December 4th, the Barracuda suffered its own 4-0 defeat to the first-place Stockton Heat at SAP Center on Thursday. San Jose allowed three first period goals on 17 opening-frame shots and never could recover. Troy Grosenick finished the final 40 minutes after Mantas Armalis was pulled after one period. Grosenick made 23 saves, but San Jose allowed an empty netter. It was Stockton’s first win at SAP Center in seven all-time matchups.
Saturday, Dec. 10 – BARRACUDA 3 vs. San Diego 0
Troy Grosenick made just 15 saves en-route to his third shutout of the season and the Barracuda used a dominating defensive performance to top the Gulls, 3-0. Tim Heed notched his sixth of year in the second period and Barclay Goodrow (8), on a penalty shot, and John McCarthy, shorthanded, put the game away for San Jose in the third. The Barracuda held the Gulls to a franchise-record two shots in the first and tied a franchise record by holding San Diego to 15 shots in the game.
Sunday, Dec. 11 – BARRACUDA 3 vs. San Diego 0
San Jose carried over Saturday’s effort into Sunday and stifled the Gulls defensively. Troy Grosenick made 26 saved to pick up his fourth shutout of the season, which set a franchise record. Rourke Chartier (6) and Ryan Carpenter (3) each scored in the second and Timo Meier (9) took over the team lead in goals with a third period dagger on a 2-on-1 with Danny O’Regan. The Barracuda have five shutout wins this season in 19 games after recording just four in 2015-16.
The Week Ahead
Saturday, Dec. 17 – BARRACUDA vs. Bakersfield
San Jose takes on the divisions 7th place club, the Bakersfield Condors. The ‘Cuda are 2-1-0-1 against he the Condors and 2-0-0-1 at home this season. San Jose beat Bakersfield the last time they met on November 25 at SAP Center, 4-1.
Sunday, Dec. 18 – BARRACUDA vs. Ontario
The Ontario Reign make their first visit to SAP Center on Sunday and currently sit in 3rd in the Pacific Division. San Jose is 2-0 against the Reign on the year and are coming off a 5-2 win against Ontario on November 26 at Citizens Business Bank Arena.
Tuesday, Dec. 20 – BARRACUDA vs. Stockton
After dominating the Heat in 2015-16, going 9-1-1-1 in 12 games, Stockton has flipped the script and is 2-0 against the Barracuda this season. The Heat are 6-3-0-1 in their last 10 games and sit atop the Pacific Division and are second in the Western Conference.
- Troy Grosenick was named the CCM/AHL player of the week for his back-to-back shutouts against the Gulls. His four shutouts are tops in the AHL and the most in one season in Barracuda franchise history. Grosenick has not allowed a goal in his last 181 minutes and 81 seconds of play
- The Barracuda are perfect in their last 22 straight penalty kills. The last power play goal San Jose allowed was on Nov. 19 at San Diego (4-0, L). The Barracuda’s 87.1% kill rate is third in the AHL.
- Danny O’Regan’s team leading 21 points (7+14-21) is second among all AHL rookies.
- Timo Meier’s team leading nine goals is 4th in the AHL among rookies
- Tim Heed’s 16 points (6+10=16) is 8th in the AHL among blueliners and he is T-3rd in goals among d-men.