BARRACUDA WEEKLY (2.7.17)Mar 7, 2017
SAN JOSE SET TO FACE THE BEST OF THE WEST THIS WEEK
Wednesday, March 1 – BARRACUDA 1 vs. Texas 2 (F/SO)
The San Jose Barracuda saw their 14-game winning streak come to an end at the hands of the Texas Stars in a shootout on Wednesday night at Solar4America Ice. Ethan Werek (7) scored for Texas in the second period at 9:51 before Ryan Carpenter (9) tied it for San Jose in the third at 10:32. In overtime, the Barracuda outshot the Stars 5-to-3, but neither team found the back of the net. In a shootout, San Jose went 0-for-4, and Werek beat Troy Grosenick for the game winner. Despite the loss, San Jose extended its point streak to 15 straight games. Grosenick took the loss after allowing one goal on 39 shots while Justin Peters earned the victory after making 42 saves on 43 shots.
Saturday, March 4 – BARRACUDA 2 at Stockton 4
The San Jose Barracuda saw their 15-game point streak come to an end after a 4-2 loss to the Stockton Heat at Stockton Arena on Saturday night. The defeat also snapped San Jose’s 10-game road winning streak and its 5-game winning streak over the Heat. John McCarthy (15) opened up the scoring just three minutes and 45 seconds into the first, but Stockton countered on the power play as Matt Frattin (15) beat Mantas Armalis. The Heat would go on to scored three more unanswered goals. Andrew Mangiapane (12), Austin Carroll (7), and Mark Jankowski (20) all tallied before Rourke Chartier scored in the final minute, but the Heat held on for the victory. Armalis took the loss after allowing three goals on 20 shots, while David Rittich made 43 saves on 45 shots.
Saturday, March 4 – BARRACUDA 4 vs. San Diego 3 (F/OT)
The San Jose Barracuda scored two unanswered goals in the third period before winning in overtime, 4-3, against the San Diego Gulls on Sunday night at SAP Center. The win moved San Jose to 4-and-0 against the Gulls at home this season. Corey Tropp opened up the scoring for San Diego just 58 seconds into the first, but Barclay Goodrow (17) evened the score at 6:50. In the waning seconds of the opening 20, Shea Theodore (3) regained San Diego’s lead on a breakaway. In the second, Sam Carrick (12) made it 3-1 Gulls at 19:10 to extend SD's lead to 3-1. With less than three minutes left in regulation, Rourke Chartier (13) and Danny O’Regan (17) scored to tie the game and force overtime. In OT, O’Regan beat Kevin Boyle on a two-on-one to earn the ‘Cuda the stunning victory. Grosenick claimed the win after making 26 saves on 29 shots, while Boyle took the loss after giving up four goals on 29 shots.
THE WEEK AHEAD
Wednesday, March 8 – BARRACUDA at San Diego (Valley View Casino Center)
Listen: AM KDOW 1220 at 7:00 p.m. PST
NHL Affiliation: Anaheim Ducks
On Wednesday, the Barracuda kick off the second game of its home and home with the San Diego Gulls. San Jose is 4-2-0-1 against the Gulls in seven matchups this season but is 0-2-1 at Valley View Casino Center. Aside from San Jose who has gone 19-5-0-1 in 2017, no team in the AHL has been better over the last couple of months. SD is 19-3-2-0 since January 1. The Barracuda hold the third best road-winning percentage in the league (16-8-0-2=.654) and have won 10 of their last 11 road games. The Gulls hold the seventh best home winning percentage in the AHL (17-7-1-1=.692) and second best in the Pacific.
Saturday, Feb. 11 – BARRACUDA vs. Grand Rapids (SAP Center)
Listen: AM 1220 KDOW at 6:00 p.m. PST
NHL Affiliation: Detroit Redwings
The San Jose Barracuda and Grand Rapids Griffins duel for the second and final time on Saturday at SAP Center. The matchup pins the Western Conference’s top two teams against one another for the first time since San Jose beat the Griffins, 4-1, in Michigan on Jan. 21. Grand Rapids holds the top power play in the AHL (27.6%) and the best goal differential (+61) in the American Hockey League.
Sunday, Feb. 12 – BARRACUDA vs. Gulls (SAP Center)
Listen: AM 1220 KDOW at 1:15 p.m.
NHL Affiliation: Anaheim Ducks
- San Jose’s 14-game winning streak and 15-game point are both season longs in the AHL this year; the second longest winning streak this season is eight games (four teams)
- San Jose was a perfect 11-0 in the Month of February
- The Barracuda have the best overall (.716) and home (.780) winning percentage in the AHL
- San Jose ranks both in the top five in the league on the power play (3rd: 23.6%) and penalty kill (4th: 84.6%)
- San Jose is third in the AHL in goal differential (+51)
- Troy Grosenick is first in the AHL in shutouts (7), third in save percentage (.931), third in goals-against average (2.03), T-third in wins (22)
- The Barracuda are third in the AHL on the power play (24.3%) and fourth in the AHL on the penalty kill (84.9%)
- San Jose has given up the least amount of goals in the AHL (127)
- San Jose has the most shutouts in the AHL this season (9)
- Danny O’Regan is first among AHL rookies in points (18+29=47), first in assists, T-sixth in goals, fourth in power-play goals (6), and is ninth in points overall in the AHL.
- Among defensemen, Tim Heed is third in the AHL in points (11+34=45), T-first in assists, fifth in power-play goals (7), T-second in game-winning goals (4) and is tied for T-17th overall in the league in points. Heed has points in nine of his last 11 games.
- Joakim Ryan is T-ninth among AHL defensemen in points (7+26=33), T-eighth assists, and is third in the AHL in plus/minus (+26).
- Marcus Sorensen’s 10-game point streak is the longest in Barracuda team history
- Marcus Sorensen is riding a 10-game point streak
- Ryan Carpenter is riding a six-game point streak
- Rourke Chartier is on a two-game goal streak
- John McCarthy is seven games shy of 400 in his Sharks affiliate career
- Ryan Carpenter is eight games shy of 200 in his AHL career
- Joakim Ryan reassigned to San Jose (AHL) 3/7/17