BARRACUDA WEEKLY (1.3.17)Jan 3, 2017
BARRACUDA END 2016 ON WINNING NOTE, HOME FOR 6 STRAIGHT
San Jose forward Ryan Carpenter is riding a five-game point streak
Wednesday, Dec. 28 – BARRACUDA 4 at Bakersfield 1
After a seven-game homestand in which the Barracuda went 5-1-1, San Jose continued the good times and collected their third-straight win while also extending their point streak to a season long seven in a row with a road victory in Bakersfield. 4-1. In the first, Nikolay Goldobin extended his goal streak to three-straight games and then Barclay Goodrow made it 2-0 Barracuda in the first with his third goal in his last three contests. Danny O’Regan extended the advantage to 3-0 in the second after Jon Martin set up the O'Regan with a perfect back-door feed. Scott Allen scored with three seconds left in the second, but Adam Helewka sealed the win with an empty-netter with 21 seconds left to play. Troy Grosenick earned the win by making 28 saves.
Friday, Dec. 30 – BARRACUDA 2 at Bakersfield 7
The Bakersfield Condors scored five first-period goals, and despite San Jose cutting the lead to 5-2 after 40 minutes, the Condors advantage proved too large as Bakersfield earned its first win in six games by adding a pair in the third period to go up 7-2. Condors Captain Ryan Hamilton ended his night with three points (2+1=3) and a plus-four rating while Anton Lander had four points (1+3=4) and a plus-four rating for the Condors. Mantas Armalis was pulled after allowing two goals on two shots, only to return to the game after Troy Grosenick gave up three goals on nine shots. Grosenick suffered the defeat.
Saturday, Dec. 31 – BARRACUDA 4 vs. Bakersfield 1
After suffering their worst loss of the season on Dec. 30, the Barracuda ended 2016 on a high note, overpowering the Condors at home, 4-1. The Barracuda used a pair of shorthanded goals by Joakim Ryan and Ryan Carpenter and a power play goal from Danny O’Regan to earn the win. Troy Grosenick collected his team-leading eighth victory of the season by making 34 saves.
The Week Ahead
Wednesday, Jan. 4 – BARRACUDA vs. San Antonio
The San Jose Barracuda and San Antonio Rampage dance for the final time in the 2016-17 season on Wednesday night. The Barracuda are 3-1-1 against the Rampage this year and 6-2-3 all-time. The last time the two clubs played was on Dec. 4 at AT&T Center, a 4-0 win for San Jose. Timo Meier scored twice, and Tim Heed and John McCarthy also tallied for San Jose while Mantas Armalis reeled in his first AHL shutout by making 29 saves. The Rampage are riding a season-long three-game winning streak.
Friday, Jan. 6 – BARRACUDA vs. Milwaukee
The Milwaukee Admirals and San Jose Barracuda face each other for the first time and first of two matchups this season. San Jose will travel to Milwaukee on Jan. 28.
Saturday, Jan. 7 – BARRACUDA vs. Tucson
The San Jose Barracuda get their first taste of the newest member of the Pacific Division, the Tucson Roadrunners. Tucson and San Jose will play each other five more times after Saturday.
- Ryan Carpenter is on a five-game point streak (T-career long) from 12/20 to now (2+4=6) and has points in seven of his last eight
- Danny O’Regan is second among AHL rookies in points (29)
- Tim Heed is fifth among AHL defensemen in points (27)
- The Barracuda sit at second place in the Pacific for the first time this season
- Friday’s matchup against the Milwaukee Admirals will be the first between the clubs in team history and San Jose’s first game of 2016-17 against a non-Pacific Division opponent
- On Saturday, the Barracuda will face the newest member of the Pacific Division the Tucson Roadrunners for the first time
- The Barracuda are 4-3-1 all-time against non-Pacific Division teams
- The Barracuda went 8-2-1-1 in December and 6-1-1 at home
- Marcus Sorensen is riding a career-long four-game point streak (2+2=4) from 12/26 to now and has points in six of his last seven games.
- Troy Grosenick leads all AHL netminders in shutouts (5) and is seventh in the league in goals-against average (2.06) and save percentage (.927).
- Joakim Ryan’s next game will be his 100th pro game played (all in the AHL)
- John McCarthy is five games shy of 400 AHL games played in his career
- Nikita Jevpalovs is nine games shy of 100 games played in his pro career
Mirco Mueller (D) recalled to the San Jose Sharks (NHL) on 1/2/17