BARRACUDA WEEKLY (1.24.17)Jan 24, 2017
SAN JOSE CONTINUES ROAD TRIP IN STOCKTON ON WEDNESDAY
BARRACUDA ADD VETERAN DEPTH IN TOMMY WINGELS TRADE TO OTTAWA
Friday, Jan. 20 – BARRACUDA 1 at San Diego 5
The San Diego Gulls jumped out to a 4-0 lead in front of 12,920 fans at Valley Casino Center in San Diego on Friday and cruised to a 5-1 win. Patrick McNally (2) broke up Jhonas Enroth’s shutout bid in the third period with a slap shot from the point that went through the net, but Kalle Kossila’s empty net goal and second of the game put the game out of reach. Troy Grosenick suffered the loss after allowing four goals on 34 shots while Enroth earned the win by making 30 saves on 31 shots.
Saturday, Jan. 21 – BARRACUDA 2 at Ontario 7
After falling behind 2-0 on Saturday at Citizens Business Bank Arena in Ontario, the Barracuda evened the score with a first-period goal by John McCarthy (7) and second-period tally by Marcus Sorensen (12), but the Reign responded with five unanswered goals including four in the third to earn a 7-2 win. Mantas Armalis suffered his first loss in his last four games after giving up seven goals on 33 shots, while Jack Campbell collected his 17th win after making 24 saves on 26 shots.
The Week Ahead
Wednesday, Jan. 25 – BARRACUDA at Stockton (7:00 p.m. PST)
The San Jose Barracuda make their first visit to Stockton Arena since opening night on Oct. 15, a 3-2 loss. After beginning the season 0-and-2 against the Heat, San Jose has now won three straight over their Northern California rival, including a 2-0 win the last time they played on Jan. 14. Stockton is coming off a loss to Bakersfield on Saturday, 6-3, and are 3-6-1 in their last 10. San Jose is coming off back-to-back losses to begin a season long seven-game road trip and are 5-5-0 in their last 10.
Friday, Jan. 27 – BARRACUDA at Grand Rapids (4:00 p.m. PST)
For the first time in team history, the San Jose Barracuda and Grand Rapids Griffins meet on Friday night in Michigan. It marks San Jose’s first road game outside of the Pacific Division and second game against a Central Division opponent this season (Last: Jan. 6 vs. MIL [3-1, L]). The Griffins are riding a three-game winning streak, and sit in first in the Central Division and Western Conference.
Saturday, Jan. 28 – BARRACUDA at Milwaukee (4:00 p.m. PST)
The Barracuda and Admirals meet for the final time of two matchups on Saturday night in Milwaukee. The Admirals beat San Jose 3-1 at SAP Center on Jan. 6. The Barracuda sit just below the Admirals in the Conference (4th, 5th) and League (7th, 8th) and both teams are 5-5-0 in their last ten.
- Barracuda added veteran forwards Buddy Robinson and Zach Stortini from the Binghamton Senators in Tuesday’s trade between the San Jose Sharks and Ottawa Senators.
- Marcus Sorensen is now tied with Barclay Goodrow for the team lead in goals.
- Despite missing the last three games, Danny O’Regan is second among AHL rookies in points (11+23=34), first in assists and T-20th in the league in points.
- Tim Heed is third among AHL defensemen in points (9+23=32), second in assists, T-fourth in goals, fifth in shooting percentage (12.7%), T-first in game-winning goals (3) and T-second in power play goals.
- Troy Grosenick leads all AHL netminders in shutouts (5), eighth in goals-against average (2.27) and sixth in save percentage (.923).
- The Barracuda lead the AHL in shutouts with seven
- Zack Stortini, 31, is now the oldest player on the Barracuda roster
- Nikita Jevpalovs is one game shy of 100 pro games played
- Mirco Mueller is four games shy of 150 pro games played
Tim Heed (D) and Barclay Goodrow (F) recalled to the San Jose Sharks (NHL) on 1/21