Barracuda Weekly (2.1.17)Jan 31, 2017
BARRACUDA RIDING A THREE-GAME WINNING STREAK HEADING INTO CANADIAN TRIP
Friday, Jan. 28 – BARRACUDA 4 at Grand Rapids 1
The San Jose Barracuda took down the West’s best on Friday as Troy Grosenick made a season-high 43 saves to lead the Barracuda over the Grand Rapids Griffins, 4-1, at Van Andel Arena. Barclay Goodrow (13) opened up the scoring in the opening frame on the penalty kill and Nikolay Goldobin (8, 9) potted a pair of goals while Julius Bergman (2) put the game away in the third.
Saturday, Jan. 29 – BARRACUDA 4 at Milwaukee 2
The Barracuda found revenge for a loss suffered against Milwaukee in early January with a 4-2 victory over the Admirals at UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena on Saturday night. In his return to the Barracuda lineup, Kevin Labanc (5) waited 36 seconds in the first to give San Jose the early lead. Grosenick made 24 saves in his return to his home state, and the Barracuda reeled off their third-straight win. Nikolay Goldobin (10), Tim Heed (11) and Barclay Goodrow (14) also scored.
The Week Ahead
For the first time, the Barracuda travel north of the border and take on the Manitoba Moose. San Jose is 6-4-1 all-time against Central Division teams and 2-1-0 this year. The Moose are 9-8-2-1 at MTS Centre this season meanwhile San Jose is on a franchise-tying three-game road winning streak. San Jose is 6-4-0 in their last ten while Manitoba is 4-6-0 in their last 10.
- San Jose’s three-game road winning streak ties for a franchise-long.
- The Barracuda have outscored their opponents 13-to-3 in their last three games
- Barclay Goodrow has goals in back-to-back games and now leads the team with 14
- Danny O’Regan is second among AHL rookies in points (13+24=37), first in assists and T-10th in the league in points
- O’Regan scored three times for the Pacific Division All-Stars on Monday
- Tim Heed is third among AHL defensemen in points (11+25=36), T-first in assists, T-third in goals, 13th in shooting percentage (14.1%), T-first in game-winning goals (4) and T-second in power play goals (7). Heed is 16th overall in the league in points
- Troy Grosenick leads all AHL netminders in shutouts (6) and save percentage (.929) and is second in goals-against average (2.10)
- The Barracuda lead the AHL in shutouts with eight
- Adam Helewka is fourth among AHL rookies in shooting percentage (22.0)
- John McCarthy is six games shy of 500 professional games played
- Mirco Mueller is one game shy of 150 pro games played
- Zack Stortini is two points shy of 150 for his pro career
(F) Timo Meier, (F) Kevin Labanc recalled to the San Jose Sharks (1/30)